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DIY Word of the Year Clock

Jan 2, 2017 By Beckie Farrant
DIY Word of the Year Clock

At the end of every year, my husband and I evaluate how we did that year with the goals we set. I choose a “Word of the Year,” with the goal that my life would reflect that word by the end of 365 days.

Well, 2017 I have chosen the word INVEST! I want to invest in my kids, my business, my ministry and a few key relationships in my life. I also like to keep my word on the forefront of my brain and usually find a creative way to display it.

word of the year clock

Here are my last two year’s words…
2015: Rediscover Reverse String Art

word of the year clock

Last year I just used my Minc machine and gold foiled the word and popped it into a frame.

word of the year clock

Hi! I’m Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly Creative and this year I decided to make a “Word of the Year” clock with my new word INVEST.

Supplies:
Wood clock base
3/4” base depth clock mechanism kit
• Wood numbers (available in-stores)
Hot glue
Spray paint
Gold vinyl
Silhouette machine

Jo-Ann carries a new line of clock bases in their wood section. I picked up this half gray half wood tone base.

word of the year clock

I wanted a little color to it so I taped it off with Scotch Blue painter’s tape and spray painted it with Krylon Sea Glass spray paint.

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

I found these little numbers in the same wood section and spray painted them with Krylon Coral Isle. Then all I had to do was hot glue the numbers in place. TIP: If you don’t want to spend the extra money on the numbers, you could use the numbers that come with the clock mechanism kit and paint them the color of your choosing.

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

Next, I popped the clock mechanism in place. Make sure you measure the depth of your clock base to get the right size mechanism. Or else you will be making another Jo-Ann run. Not that I know anything about that!

word of the year clock

Next, I used my Silhouette machine to cut vinyl letters of my word, “Invest” in the Blingtastic Font. Using transfer tape I adhered it to the clock base.

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

It was such a quick and easy project and I hung it at my desk, which is where I spend hours a day. Do you choose a word of the year? If so, what is your word?

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

word of the year clock

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