Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Super Saturday Crafts

This past weekend we had our annual Super Saturday for Relief Society. My calling is on the Enrichment Committee so I was in charge of putting it together. I had the wonderful task of making a 20" antique clock. It didn't sound too bad at the time. After all how hard could making a clock be? How wrong I was....AFter many tries with crackle paint and different colors, finding all the clock parts, finding the middle of the circle to drill holes, stenciling the numbers on the clock, and finding the right hands, I realized it was ALOT of work. But thanks to help from vinyl lettering websites and inputs from friends I put together a clock I was very proud of. One of our other crafts were decopage signs. I chose to do the Happy Harvest one since I don't have many fall decorations. It was so easy to do and cheap too! The best kind of project! =)




For the clock I took a little bit of a different turn than I had originally planned. I didn't do crackle paint and I went a little darker than the original ivory I was planning on. I painted the base coat a dark espresso and then sponged on a country tan color on the top. I was very pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to figure out where to put it!

5 comments:

Kristine said...

Great job Kels! You are quite crafty! I especially love the clock.

melissa said...

Kels~the clock turned out fabulous!! I actually like it better without the crackle paint~the color is perfect. It does not look like a typical SS craft~you outdid yourself.

Susan said...

Kelsey - I can't believe you! That looks like you bought it at a nice home decor store. You're amazing - and putting that together for everyone? Very cute - I want one now. I love all your birthday posts, too. Looks like a wonderful day. Oh, and never will you be replaced as our photographer. We just have someone to temporarily fill in for now. :0 Love you!

Susan said...

I'm Susan for now - that's the only way I can look at Melissa's blog, and I'm just lazy. Just don't tell her I know her password ... SHHHH

Vindie said...

Kels...1. I love the clock, so stinking cute 2. I love your blog! 3. I love YOU! I miss you so much holy crap you know how to have a good time whether in Utah or Wisconsin! I wish I could have been there for your birthday festivities! I bet your apartment is so cute! Keep updating the blog!