Reclaimed box clocks

November 19th, 2009 in member junk     
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These lightweight & easy to make clocks are made from heavyweight chipboard boxes that were used by my local school system to transport VHS tapes between the libraries.  When they started phasing out VHS tapes the boxes became obsolete and they were going to throw them away, enter the Junk Avenger!  I liberated many, many computer boxes FULL of these with no idea what I was going to do with them.  After racking my brain I finally had a stroke of brilliance, clocks!

Using copyright free vintage poster art from the late 19th and very early 20th century I decoupaged the images to the front (well technically these are the back of the VHS cases) & sealed them with some good ol' Duraclear, then it was just a matter of drilling holes for the clock mechanism (American Science & Surplus again) and for the hanging wire.  I then used tiny mirrors and plastic rhinestones to accent where ever the mood struck.

Making clocks is so much fun (I love functional original art/craft) and so easy, pretty much everything turns into a clock in my head, kinda' like that old Tootsie Roll commercial. 

The world looks mighty good to me,

'Cause funky clocks are all I see

Whatever it is I think I see

Becomes a funky clock to me!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Vintage Look Box Clocks
posted in: member junk, vintage, eclectic, whimsical, Clock, vaudeville, kitschy, box, rhinestone, wall art, magic, advertising, illusion, odd, poster art, burlesque

Comments (7)

shabbychick writes: What a great repurpose for those old containers! I love them all - the vintage graphics are way cool - and turning them into clocks - pure genius!!

(And it reminded me of our noon movies at jr. high...such fun!)

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:57 am on November 24th
bluebucket writes: Fabulous project. Almost anything can be made into a clock and these are wonderful.
Yours in junking, doreen Posted: 10:42 pm on November 23rd
alicemom writes: Great re-purpose! It really was a brain/stroke of brilliance!
good on you!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:41 pm on November 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: You definitely had a stroke of brilliance! These are marvelous! Posted: 3:50 pm on November 20th
suewhitney writes: These are too cool for school my junking friend. I now, thanks to you, have the Tootsie Roll song stuck in my head...Ha!! Nice work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:34 am on November 20th
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful re-use project....love these old cases and love your transformation.
xojanis Posted: 1:51 pm on November 19th
RustyDiva writes: These are way cool! Excellent job liberating them. I love the corners and the grapics are awesome. Kudos to you!!!!! Posted: 10:56 am on November 19th
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