I received such a great response from my sunburst clock in my $100 Room Makeover, that I’ve decided to put together this super simple tutorial for you. Once you see how easy it is, you might find yourself “sunbursting” all the things. 😉
You can use any old round clock that you already have on hand. The one I used for this project is one I’ve seriously had for a bunch o’ years. I almost threw it away a few times when we moved, but I couldn’t bring myself to toss something that technically still worked. So it sat in a closet all by it’s lonesome for a long time.
Until I had a light bulb moment. (Love it when those happen!)
I decided to try and see if I could turn this sad little clock into a fantastic sunburst clock. I figured I can’t ruin something I already don’t like, so why not? If I fail, nothing is lost…but if it WORKS?? Then I have a great new piece for my office! I decided to give it a go.
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Sunburst Clock Supplies
Here’s what you need:
- any old round clock
- 12″ bamboo skewers
- hot glue gun (low temp, for the safety of your fingerprints)
- hot glue sticks
- gold spray paint
First, I removed the clock body and glass from the frame – I had to get creative with removing the glass face because it was glued in, but yours may not be. Then, just to get an idea of how it would look and how big the end result would be, I laid out the skewers around half of the clock.
It was at this point, I realized I would have to paint the frame of the clock first, so that I could re-attach the clock body in order to have space to provide enough support for the skewers (they’re pretty long). So I painted the clock frame and re-attached the glass face and the clock body.
Then I hot glued the skewers onto the back. Easy peasy. You can see the little hot glue strings here – remove them if they bug you.
Once the frame was painted and dry (mostly – you can see I rushed the drying process here and had to touch up) – don’t be like me. Wait for the paint to be fully dry. 😉
Then I placed cling wrap over the glass face of the clock so I could spray the skewers. No gold paint on the glass face, please.
Let it dry and voila! The sunburst clock is finished – and it’s gorgeous! It now happily resides in my office (that I gave a complete makeover for less than $100) and brings a little touch of glam to my space.
Maybe you’re not a DIYer but you love the look of a sunburst clock? Check out some of these fun options!
Such a fun upgrade to sad, boring old clock – all all for under $10!!!
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