Monday, September 1, 2014

Crafty Secrets September Linky Party "Time For Halloween"

Hello Friends....
My goodness, can you believe I have now been a designer
an entire month at "Crafty Secrets"...
It has been so much fun, but the month of August has certainly flown by!!

This month our theme for the "September Linky Party is"Fall & Halloween"
The challenge starts today and goes until Sept 14th....
The random winner of the challenge receives a $50 gift to the store
and ALL entrants get one $6 store coupon to use on anything!!

We also have a lovely "guest designer" with us this month
 "Glenda Brooks", make sure and visit her blog and see her wonderful creation!!

For my project I went with the "Halloween" theme and made a 
"Time For Halloween" clock!

I purchased this clock for $3.97 at Walmart..
On the back are 6 Philips head screws...
I took the screws out and the front face of the clock comes off....
and to my surprise the face is glass!!
I also removed the clock hands.

for all of my Halloween papers and figures...
I had a hard time choosing, as this CD is full of wonderful papers and images!!
The bats you see were from a punch....

Using the clock glass face as a guide, I traced a circle on my 
Crafty Secrets printed digital paper, cut it out and glued it down.
A "tip" is to run a black marker around the inside of the clock
along the edge to cover any of the white clock face underneath
that might still be showing!
 The October 31 was then added to the clock center and popped up for a more 3D look.
I decided to glue my hands down as I wanted them to stay at the midnight hour

Three glittered bats were also added to the inside..
The glass was placed back on and then the cover and it was once again screwed in place...
Very easy to do.

I wanted a more vintage look, so I printed and cut out my figures and added glitter
to various spots of each figure.

I had on hand some tissue paper garland I had purchased from Ebay and very quickly
hot glued it around the front edge.
You could also make your own by layering tissue paper, sewing down the middle and
cutting to just the stitching line on both side.  There are also special scissors that will do the
cutting for you if you prefer!

I attached my cute little vintage figures to the tissue garland
and 3 glitter bats that I had  mounted onto a spiraled craft wire.

This was a very inexpensive and fast Halloween project...
I hope you have enjoyed it enough to try one of your own

My "Tip" is to make sure you have the clock "hanging piece" at the very top
of your clock, right where the midnight hour would be. (ask me how I know

Now, head on over to the "Crafty Secrets" blog and see what my teammates
have created...OMGoodness,...wait until you see all the wonderful projects....
Here are the direct links to their blogs:

Before you go, ...Crafty Secrets is going entirely digital and has amazing
deals going on for HUGE packets of non digital projects, stamps, papers, stickers, etc....

go and take a peek!!  You can read about the HUGE Blow Out sale HERE

and here is a sample of the Halloween and Autumn sale packet with the link HERE

Entering the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge .... Anything but a card
Left of Center .... Alter It


Glenda said...

Now you have done it! I'm thinking "Why can't I do one of those"! Trust me, that could be very dangerous! I do love this clock project and think you did a wonderful job!

wannabcre8tive said...

So very cute. Love the vintage figures. I have been thinking of doing a clock, but I keep putting it off. Thank you for the inspiration.

Darlene said...

OMG! You have outdone yourself with this clock project Diane! WOWZA! How cool is this going to look up on your wall among your Fall/Halloween decorations! FABULOUS job and thanks for sharing so many wonderful tips/ideas!! LOVE IT!!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing, Diane!! What a fabulous transformation of the clock!! I love the details!! The tissue paper garland is so awesome!! I love the bats and the kids in the corner...heck, I love everything about it!! You are so creative my friend!! Happy Labor Day!!

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow, wow, and wow again! I am so in love with this frightfully fabulous Halloween clock! I can't believe you found it at Wal-mart! What a gloriously ghoulish transformation. Thanks, Diane!

Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful Diane. I just love reading all the tutorials as it gets the creative juices flowing and this is no exception. What a creative girl you are to come up with this, I'm impressed. The tutorial was very informative and I learned a lot. Thanks.

Ros Crawford said...

What a transformation!! You did an amazing job!! Love it!

Shantaie said...

wow! has a clock ever seen such a facelift?! amazing Halloween decor!

Sheila Rumney said...

What a great idea for transforming an old clock into a frightfully fun Halloween decor! Love it!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love it. What a fun idea to decorate for all the holidays or seasons! You could buy cheap clocks in bulk and go crazy! I laughed at your comment about making sure the hanging thingie is at midnight...we have ALL made that sort of mistake at least once! hee hee

Mrs A. said...

An amazing altered time piece. A perfect Halloween project. Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

Leslie Miller said...

Good heavens! Crafty Secrets must be celebrating the day they asked you onto their team. This is utterly amazing and must have been so much FUN! You just whip out one fabulous creation after another!

maureenjscott said...

Oh that is fantastic!! I love the halloween clock, amazing! Thanks for joining us at LOC Challenge #43 Alter it! Mo xxx

Rocky said...

What a fab project! Love those bats on springs. Great inspiration, thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.