Jenny Chesnick is going to teach us how to make this adorable paper cuckoo clock today:
Cuckoo Clock by Jenny Chesnick
Supplies: Carnation Corner Paper (35538) - Garden Cafe, Clover Cantina Paper (35537) - Garden Cafe, Daisy's Diner Paper (35539) - Garden Cafe, Cafe Iris Paper (35541) - Garden Cafe, Plastic Buttons (85564) - Elements, Savor (42210) - Remarks, Delish (70073) - Flair, Blossom (71017) - Cardstock, White (58477) - Basics Ribbon Spools, Sunflower (58291) - Premium Ribbon, Dimensional Dots (61709) - This to That; Other supplies: Hot glue gun, Silhouette SD
I started by cutting out four patterns of the clock itself. Two patterned papers and two cardstock. I then rough cut two sheets of chipboard to line between my patterned paper and cardstock. This just helps the clock be a bit sturdier.
Next I sandwiched the chipboard between one piece of cardstock and one piece of patterned paper. Then put the cardstock toward the back of the clock so the pretty patterned paper shines bright.
Next I cut a strip of two pieces of chipboard at 12x2, scored and folded in at 1”, 7” and trimmed off the excess to create one side. The other side I left the ends a bit longer at 3”, so cut and score at 3”, 9”. You should end up with 6” on the long side and 3” on the short side.
Using my hot glue gun I attached the end of the short side and covered the chipboard with paper.
Next I trimmed down a piece of cardstock into approximately 4x2 and 2x2 strips and folded them half. I attached them to either side of the center of the clock. (As shown) this is going to give you something for your clock to attach to. I repeated this on both sides.
Using my hot glue gun again I attached the cardstock flaps to the base of the clock and repeated again on the top piece. This creates your 3D clock.
Once your clock is built it’s time for the fun part of dressing it up of course! The pattern I used came with some fun items for the front of my clock. I used these parts along with the awesome embellishments from Garden Café to finish up my project!
One of my favorite parts of the clock is the “hands” I took inspiration from the stick set and cut my own knife and spoon to use as the hands. I used lots of this to that dots on the clock to keep it very dimensional and interesting.
Stay tuned for more awesome Garden Cafe projects tomorrow!