Crafting | An old-timey clock shadow box


I found an empty white shadowbox at a thrift store before Christmas and wanted to put an assemblage of  old-timey clocks inside it.

After a quick internet search, I found some great vintage clock faces on creatingmyselfcreatively.

Then, after a somewhat longer search through the scattered cache of craft supplies and collectibles that clutter my basement, I found a stash of rusty mini tart pans and jar lids to use as frames.

I printed out the clock faces in sizes that matched the frames.

My favorite frame is the lid with the wire grid over it. It reminds me of the (literally) old-school gym clocks that had cages over their faces to protect the glass from wayward basketballs.

Mod Podge
I Mod Podged the clock faces onto the frames.

assemblage
I “aged” the clock faces with some watered down brown paint and some old coffee grounds.

assemblage
Then I put the clocks, a few silver and gold ornaments and some genuine faux snow into the shadow box. Unfortunately, the faux snow looked more like coconut flakes than snowflakes …

… so I swapped it out for some epsom salt, which makes much prettier (and more realistic looking) snow.

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