Repurposed Broken Clock Makeover #1

repurposed clock piece 1

Usually I have to scrounge for items to repurpose at garage sales or thrift stores.   I got the supplies for three new repurposing ideas from an accident in my studio!

clock repurposing start


I had purchased this clock at a garage sale a few years ago because the clock was so cute and it had personality I thought my studio needed.  It fell from it’s home on the top shelf and had a 6 foot fall then the clock hands flew off!

repuposing clock start for blog

I couldn’t figure how to get the clear dome cover off to repair the clock hands….until after I had thrown the clock works away  a few days earlier.  When I finally decided to repurpose the clock and I didn’t care if I chipped the dome and it came off easily with an awl (so I could have repaired the hands if I had been braver!) All said, I had three pieces to use in repurposing projects.


Repurposed Clock piece 1 Song of the Sea Assemblage

When I Googled “Song of the Sea” I found an actual song with that title so that became my theme.  I made gold lame` cord strands to hang in the sky and used hot glue to attach stars. Next a gold glittery “comet”, a paper mermaid with teal moss supporting her was attached with hot glue.  I cut out a clip art ship and finally, used gold gel pen to write the first stanza of “Song of the Sea.”


repurposed clock piece 1 closeup

repurposed clock piece 1

The mermaid assemblage stands about 14″ tall, perfect for a mantle or bookshelf.


repurposed clock set

Here’s a glimpse of the other projects the broken clock inspired.



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