The DIY "rose clock" craft project I made for the Home & Family show recently was particularly special; it featured flowers and the menu from a gala event we all attended!
The red carpet event was hosted by Crown Media, owners of the Hallmark Channel. They invited all the cast members from their shows.
Photo by Jeremy Lee © Crown Media Family Networks
Cast members and executives of the Home & Family Show on the Hallmark Channel standing left to right (front row): Jeanette Pavini, Shirley Bovshow, Susan Sheryako, Marty Tenney, Mark Steines, Cristina Ferrare, Kym Douglas, Sophie Uliano
Back row, left to right: Debbie Matenopoulis, Laura Nativo, Woody Fraser, Dr. Jeanette Levenstein, Matt Iseman, Fabio Viviani, Matt Rogers and Kenneth Wingard.
I got to dress up and socialize with my Home & Family brothers and sisters over a delicious dinner!
When I saw the rose menu on the table and the gorgeous pink roses, I knew I wanted to create something special from them to remember the event.
As a fan of functional art, I decided to make a clock using these elements and it couldn't have been easier.
Take a look at how I made it.
MATERIALS FOR DIY ROSE CLOCK :
Menu from the TCA dinner
Dried or preserved flowers
Cake Round for base (could also use foam board)
Drill or round screwdriver to bore hole through cardboard cake round
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING DIY ROSE CLOCK:
Start by making the clock face or base.
In this case, I glued the menu from my special event to the cake round and added a coat or two of Mod Podge.
I used the extra small white pearls as an accent.
Now, we’re going to make the clock.
DIRECTIONS FOR CLOCK BASE
Drill the hole for the clock stem and attach the clock mechanism to the back of the board by inserting the clock shaft through the hole.
Diagram for clock movement installation.
I preserved the roses.
You can hang them to dry or press them in a book.
I preserved these in silica gel.
Bury the flower in the gel and microwave it for 1 minute.
Preserve or dry your flowers in advance.
Brush or spray Mod Podge on the flowers to prevent crumbling.
Using a hot glue gun, position the flowers where you want them.
Add a battery to the clock kit and adjust the time.
Rotate the dial in the back of the clock kit and advance to each hour.
Mark on the face of the clock where the hour hand lands for each hour you rotate and glue your number to face.
This way, you place the numbers on the hour!
Keep all decorations clear of the path of the clock hands
Large theme clocks are very on trend.
A 16 inch clock can cost from $60 – $100
I experimented with different clock face backgrounds.
This one has gold and white tissue paper, but it didn't make it to the final design.
Do you like this background paper and placement of roses, or is it too busy?
Clock Mechanism $10
Base board $2
Silica Gel $11
Muffin cups $5
DIY Preserve Event Clock Under $30
PHOTOS OF SHIRLEY BOVSHOW'S DRIED ROSE CLOCK AS SEEN ON HOME & FAMILY SHOW!
Shirley with Mark and Cristina and guest, Pamela Bellwood of "Dynasty."
I placed my dried roses in muffin cups to protect them from crumbling.
This is the promotion photo I created for the rose clock segment.
I love working with Cristina Ferrare!
Photos of Shirley Bovshow, on the Red Carpet, TCA 2015
Clowning around at the TCA event with Matt Rogers, JJ Levenstein, Laura Nativo, and Matt Iseman
Shirley Bovshow with Fabio Viviani and Laura Nativo.
Garden and landscape designer, Shirley Bovshow at TCA 2015 for Crown Media
Thanks for reading this long blog post!
Isn't it time you made a clock from a cherished momento?