The Craft Cafe – How To Make A Clock Cath Kidston Would Be Proud Of
A Cath Kidston DIY Cardboard Clock
Today I have a wonderful DIY tutorial for you to make! Perfect for people who love to recycle.
If you have a large piece of cardboard in your recycling bin then you could easily make this fabulous little clock.
When I was selecting fabric, of course it had to be Cath Kidston ^_^ I couldn’t have anything else, could I?!
Of course you can use any fabric you like, just make sure it’s a thick fabric.
I used Cath Kidston’s Cotton Duck range, which is an upholstery fabric. It just strengthens the cardboard so your clock isn’t too flimsy. Enjoy the tutorial!
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You will need:
Cardboard (Dig in the recycling bin!)
White Paint or Gesso (I used both to make sure the Kraft shade from the cardboard didn’t show through my fabric)
Upholstery Fabric (or cotton linen etc)
Pen and Chalk (For marking the template and marking fabric)
Ruler and pencil (to mark the centre of the cardboard)
Something sharp to make a hole through fabric and cardboard. (I use an Awl or a thread picker thing; I believe that’s the technical term!)
First, make your circle template that you will cut out. Use your plate and draw around.
Then, cover with a layer of white paint (this is just incase your fabric shows the Kraft colour from the cardboard underneath).
Once the paint is dry, cut out your cardboard circle (clock).
I used 2 pieces of chalk together (secured with a rubber band at the top) and drew directly onto the fabric, around the cardboard circle. The outer line is the line you will cut out.
Make some small cuts on the edge of the fabric the whole way around. Then cover your cardboard with decoupage glue, lay your fabric down and smooth out the fabric.
To do this, you can use your hands, a credit card or a brayer.
On the back of the clock, add decoupage glue to the edges and neatly secure the little flaps to the cardboard. Be sure to make your edges neat.
I used a ruler and pencil on the back to create a cross shape – X; this was to locate the centre of the circle.
I used a sharp craft knife to poke a hole in the cardboard and fabric, and I attached my clock pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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