Old Clock Transformation

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Our outdoor clock stopped working and I couldn’t bare throwing out this great big round circle that had so much potential. But, what project do I do with this? A search on Pinterest, one of my favorite places to find ideas, was just a click away.

My Inspiration

I saw this clock and I loved that the numbers had all “fallen” to the bottom.

Cricut Time!

I went to my Cricut and designed the new clockface. Cricut is a machine that cuts out designs and fonts that you chose from in a program called Design Space. I love my Cricut and use it weekly for my business.


I used vinyl to make my letters and numbers. You “weed” or pull off the unwanted vinyl and throw it away.

Done weeding!

Here the “weeding” is done. You can save vinyl by strategically positioning your design in the program before the Cricut machine cuts it.

Before I put the vinyl on the glass, I frosted the backside to “haze it” so the numbers would not be so prominent.

Applying the vinyl

One trick I use when applying vinyl to my projects is to use a transfer tape that has a grid pattern on it. This helps you make sure its on straight and spaced evenly. There are many transfer tapes out there. I like Cricut but I also like the one from a company called Craftopia. It comes in different sizes and has a blue tint to it.

Peeling the tape off!

The vinyl sticks to the surface and you peel off the transfer tape. I have found peeling straight back on the tape itself is helpful. Not up, but back on itself.

All done!

Now time to hang.


I tried it here on our Mancave. But, hmmm.


Ahh, on the back deck. Perfect!

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  • Pamela Pamela on Jul 26, 2020

    I love your idea !!!

    I also have an outdoor clock that isn't working anymore . I still have it hanging on our porch ...at least it's right 2x a day , lol ! Your idea has inspired me to do something similar 😊

    My husband and I are both in our first year of retirement... We just keep saying we are on permanent vacation 😃

  • Aimee Aimee on Jul 26, 2020

    What a great idea!