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Unusual Clock Designs Using Household Items

I am wanting to make some clocks out of unusual items such as a coffee cup, plate, old CD and such. Does anyone have any ideas on what other unusual items I could use to make these clocks?

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By CHRISTY from Booneville, MS

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November 1, 20090 found this helpful

Hi. A few years ago I made my adult son a wall clock with a record album & misc. old watch faces hot glued to it at 12 o'clock, 1 o'clock, through 11 o'clock. Each one was set at it's own time, for instance, #4 spot was set at 4 o'clock on watch face, etc.

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He loves music & has a huge collection of the old 45's & LPs, so he thought this was great.I've thought of using a picture frame and actually did make one for my kitchen before w/a metal pie plate. have fun!

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November 4, 20090 found this helpful

My father in law was a golf nut. I found a lamp base that was round and happened to be green felt. I drilled a hole in the center, made the 12, 3, 6, and 9 from fake golf balls cut in half, and the rest were different colored tees.

He and the clock are long gone, but I am sure you can do something similar. I could not find the hands made of clubs, but these days you would no doubt be able to make them, or find a doll house or miniature site that can help. Have fun!

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November 5, 20090 found this helpful

I was thinking that you could use the idea from another reader and try old game pieces. If you don't have these, try thrift stores, resale shops, etc.

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to find pieces that will work. Scrabble tiles, monopoly pieces, checkers, dice. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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