One of the things I always see at thrift stores are random pot lids in cute colors without a pot to go with them. I came up with the idea of turning one into a clock while shopping at my local Goodwill the other day, with the thought that I'd purchase a clock kit at the craft store. But for the sake of keeping it as green as possible (and making one less shopping trip) I decided to give an old clock new life, and voilà, the thrifted clock redo was born!
What makes this project even better is that supplies--and time--are minimal. Pick out a lonely (but cute) pot lid, a clock with hands to go with your pot (and that looks like it might work), a screwdriver, and you're ready. Here's a photo-tutorial to help you make your own:
Every clock is a little different, so inspect the mechanism on the back carefully to see if it looks detachable. You may also want to use som duct tape to keep the mechanism secure on the back. And don't throw away your old clock! You can save it and turn it into a fun circular photo frame.
Now just find a wall to hang your clock and listen to it's sweet little ticking. I even made a Vine of my thrifted clock redo. Have you ever made something new out of thrifted items?
Disclosure: I received a gift card from Goodwill SA to purchase the thrifted items in the post. I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this post. This project idea was 100% my own (I hope you like it!).
Labels: eco-friendly, thrifting, tutorials, upcycle