If you have always wanted to make a huge papercraft clock then today, you are in luck! I’m so happy to present Uliana from the fabulous blog tinkerabout.com. After Uliana’s most recent post, I was more than thrilled to receive another incredibly easy papercraft project to add into the Heart Handmade contributor pool.
How To Make An Insanely Simple Papercraft Clock
Hey, I’m Uliana from tinkerabout.com – a DIY & Crafts Blog dedicated to all things pretty & pastel.
I’m so happy that Claire decided to share my projects with you and I hope that you will like them.
I’m sure there will be at least a few who can relate to this feeling:
Whenever I wander through the streets of Berlin and see a flower shop – I can’t help but stop and stare at all the beautiful flowers in front of me.
I’m magically drawn to flowers like a honeybee.
Sometimes it’s really ridiculous – I’m late and need to be somewhere on time, but I still get distracted by those gorgeous bouquets when I walk past them.
So, if you can at least slightly relate to this feeling – you will probably like the craft I’m about to share with you.
This Giant Papercraft Daisy clock will bring this feeling into your home
- Download the free printable template for the clock below
- Cardstock – white and yellow
- Clock hands (I recommend to buy watch hands that are at least 4-6 inches long (10-15 cm). Those will look the best on the clock.)
- Clock Movement Mechanism (shaft length should be at least 0,6 inches (16 mm), otherwise your petals may not fit on the shaft.)
- I used clock hands and a clock movement mechanism similar to this one.
The First Step | Print And Cut
Print the free printable template and transfer the petal shape onto white cardstock paper.
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Cut out 14 petals.
Alternatively, you can use a Cricut machine and upload the jpg version of the template into the design space app. You can then cut your petals on the appropriate coloured cardstock.
Step Two | Petal Cutting
Transfer the round shape for the flower’s centre onto yellow cardstock paper and cut it out.
Step Three | Punching Holes
Use a puncher to place small holes into the ends of the petals. Depending on the shaft width of you clock movement mechanism – you may need to widen the holes for them to fit onto the shaft. I used a scissor to widen the holes.
Place a hole in the middle of the round shape that will become the flower’s centre.
Step Four | Construct Your Papercraft Clock
Place the petals onto the shaft. Make sure to evenly distribute the petals (Use the pictures below for reference.)
Step 5 | Place the flower’s centre on top of the petals.
Step 6 | Take your clock hands and place them on top of everything.
First, place your hour hand on the shaft, then your minute hand and – if you have one – the second hand.
After placing the watch hands on top of the petals – everything should be kept in place.
Step 7 | Hanging On The Wall
My clock movement had a hook build in – if yours doesn’t have that, use a hot glue gun to attach a thread to the back of the clock movement. The clock is super lightweight, so a hot glue gun will do the job easily.
Hang it on your wall.
You successfully brought yourself the flower shop feeling into your home.
I really hope you liked this project!
Have a lovely day,
Uliana from tinkerabout.com