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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How To Make A Clock Out Of Cardboard!
- Cardboard (Dig in the recycling bin!)
- Plate (template)
- White Paint or Gesso (I used both to make sure the Kraft shade from the cardboard didn’t show through my fabric)
- Mod Podge/Decoupage Glue
- Upholstery Fabric(or cotton linen etc)
- Clock Unit
- Brushes for Paint
- Brushes for Glue
- Pen and Chalk (For marking the template and marking fabric, a disappearing marker used in sewing will also work)
- 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!)
- Tea (essential)
To Start Your Recycled Cardboard Clock:
Then, cover with a layer of white paint (this is just in case 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.
Use a ruler and pencil on the back to create a cross shape – X; to locate the centre of the circle.
Use a sharp craft knife to poke a hole in the cardboard and fabric, and attach clock pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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