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 ModPodge 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?
1. Clean the inside and outside of your palm frond with a copper pot scrubber- works just as well as sand paper!
2. Wipe off dust
3. Apply 2 coats of outdoor grade paint to outside and seal with polyurethane.
4. Wet the moss until moist but not saturated with water.
5. Cut a piece of plastic chicken wire the length of the inside of the palm frond 'pocket' and wide enough to fold over and fill with moss. Make sure it is small enough to fit inside the pocket or flat area.
6. Close the "chicken wire and moss" burrito with thin gauge wire.
7. Take succulent cuttings from your garden or from plants bought at garden center. Remove all the soil around roots.
8. Stick the succulent cuttings into the sphagnum moss and use a pencil to help create an opening in the moss.
9. Wrap twine or metal wire around the palm frond and moss to secure it and the cuttings to the frond.
10. Place palm frond container arrangement indoors in bright room, but not in direct sun, or outdoors in covered patio.
SHIRLEY BOVSHOW'S POND FROND SUCCULENT CONTAINERS
Shirley Bovshow, garden lifestyle expert for Home & Family Show on Hallmark Channel with her succulent container arrangement.
Palm frond painted red and used as succulent container.
Bio: "EdenMaker" and "Foodie Gardener" are my online monikers because I design landscapes and edible gardens. I've got lots of kids, lots of dogs and one husband! My passion is design, growing food, and of course, eating! Catch me on the Home & Family show on Hallmark channel as the garden lifestyle expert.
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