Bewitched

September 16th, 2011 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The clock face was already set in this shadow box frame when I found it. I only had to add a few special touches of my own to make it perfect for Halloween.
A handless clock instead of the headless horseman. Why not!
Calling all junk witches. Its your time to shine! Metal stencils are just glued to the glass to announce the bewitching hour.
This is a very cool idea that was in place when I uncovered this gem. The shadow box frame was backed with a reclaimed linoleum tile.
The bottom of the tile, glue and all was placed face forward to give this project a haunting texture.
Now it was my turn. This is a great example of how you can take a project already started and make it your own.  I was thinking Halloween so I dressed it up a bit by adding metal stencil letters.Mark each side 2 inches down from top of frame. Repeat process on bottom of frame.
After I marked 2 inches down from the top of the frame on each side I gave myself a straight line by taping down the tape measure. You wouldnt want the witches casting a spell upon you for lack of straight lines!
Apply glue, place, hold for a second, and be done with it all ready! Oh yes, add hangers on the back and suspend with rope from a crusty ladder. Then youre really done.
Now, if it only said Salem! I had to settle for Springfield. I guess sometimes close is good enough.
The clock face was already set in this shadow box frame when I found it. I only had to add a few special touches of my own to make it perfect for Halloween.

The clock face was already set in this shadow box frame when I found it. I only had to add a few special touches of my own to make it perfect for Halloween.


Another blast from the past, I thought it fitting to also post Sue's tutorial on how to make this oh so spooky and bewitched clock first posted way back on September 28, 2008.  Hope she's getting her much needed rest!  Buy the way, it was our fearless leaders birthday yesterday....we won't say how old she is, but feel free to wish her a Happy Birthday! 

Lani

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A groovy old ladder in an entryway is the perfect piece of junk. It can easiy be transformed and re-purposed for all seasons. This one is shown for Halloween, but as winter approaches my mind is busy thinking about what it will become when the snow flies. Hmm...


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Comments (13)

maddieg writes: Love Love this! I just acquired the most perfect ladder - especially since it was free! Can someone please help figure out how to finish it? I want to use it for draping our winter lap blankets on it. It's pretty dried out and I would like it kinda smooth so it doesn't catch the blankets. Thanks for any ideas just love, love this website!!
Posted: 8:05 pm on November 9th
_Deb_ writes: Love! Posted: 10:11 pm on October 11th
clarerose writes: Hey I'm delighted to find we share a birthday!
Posted: 8:06 am on September 22nd
RustyDiva writes: Happy belated birthday Sue! How could I forget - yours is the day after mine. Hope you had a wonderful day and ARE having a wonderful vacation! (Love the clock and your porch)

Kenda Posted: 11:34 am on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Another blast from the past, I thought it fitting to also post Sue's tutorial on how to make this oh so spooky and bewitched clock first posted way back on September 28, 2008. Hope she's getting her much needed rest! Buy the way, it was our fearless leaders birthday yesterday....we won't say how old she is, but feel free to wish her a Happy Birthday!

Lani Posted: 8:20 pm on September 15th
paisleypenguin writes: I love Halloween, I love fall, I lovethis project! I'll certainly be on the lookout for an old clock. Posted: 4:18 pm on November 18th
MimiToria writes: What a fun project, Sue. Very creative. Posted: 9:33 pm on September 30th
CottageElements writes: Sue, I love the brass stencils! After I saw them on your shovel, I decided I had to get me some of those. I just received three sets from EBAY and now I have to figure out something to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lanette Posted: 1:18 pm on September 30th
LuAnn writes: Sue:

Never would have thought to hang a clock from a ladder but you did and it looks great. Will have to keep my eyes open for a ladder and/or clock.

LuAnn Posted: 3:37 pm on September 29th
shabbychick writes: Very cool! Where oh where can I find a big clock face??? I don't think we have any in Ohio - sounds like a roadtrip!!! :)

The metal stencils are fun! I like the texture the glued tile gave - kinda creepy for sure!

Kathy Posted: 2:39 pm on September 29th
kopykatkim writes: It was fun to meet you yesterday up here in the North country. Too bad you didn't get to experience what we have to offer. If you make the trip again let me know. Love the spooky clock theme, and the old ladder which I happen to have 1 or 2 in my barn. Thanks for this web-site and all the amazing things tht you do for those of us that LOVE JUNK. HAPPY FALLOWEEN!!!!!!! Posted: 10:07 am on September 29th
countrycrow writes: I happen to have a couple of boxes of old clock parts in my basement!!!!!Can't wait to use them in something like this! Posted: 9:20 am on September 29th
georgiamoon writes: Oooooh. I really like this one. Well, I love them all but this is especially cool in my book. Love the look of your spooky clock. Georgia Posted: 2:08 pm on September 28th
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