DIY: Simple To Make Donut Clock

Hello Everyone! 

To get you through this Wednesday, I have a fun project that will make you smile and possible make you hungry!

Today's project is going to be a donut clock. Specifically, today's project is part of my collaboration with Xyron since I'm a member of their design team! This means that you will be seeing a Xyron machine in action! For this particular project, I will be showcasing the Xyron® 9” Creative Station. I've talked about the Xyron® 9” Creative Station before, so if you want to learn more about it, then click here.

Also, in this project, I will be using items from DCWV! DCWV is a craft company that makes all types of amazing craft products. They are probably best known for their paper packs, but they also make project paper packs, embellishments, and even die cuts. Personally, I am a fan of their solid color paper pack because the colors are so rich and you usually get a wide variety of colors in each paper pack!

Now I will admit that I'm not reinventing the wheel here with this donut clock project. However, I like making projects that are simple, fun, and unique. In this case, this donut clock is super simple to make, it can be customized to fit your donut taste, and is a unique piece of wall d├ęcor.

So, if you want to learn how to make your own donut clock in only four steps, grab your favorite DCWV solid colors papers and your Xyron machine!

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DCWV Double Sided Cardstock Stack (I'm using the light brown and dark brown pieces of cardstock)
DCWV Cardstock Stack Shimmer (I'm using the pink, dark orange, yellow, dark green, dark blue, and dark purple)
White Paint
Foam Brush
Craft knife (optional/not pictured)

Step 1: Take your clock apart and paint the base of the clock white. In the above photo, I am showing the back of the clock because I love this clock kit from Target. The clock kit I am using is the Hand Made Modern Wood Clock. The reason why I love this particular clock kit is because it comes with everything that you need (except the battery) and is easy to take apart/put back together.

Once your clock has been painting on the front and back, set the whole thing aside to dry.

Step 2: Now, grab your cardstock papers and clock base. Using your clock base as a template, trace around the clock onto your light brown paper. Then take a smaller object like a plate or bowl and trace around that onto your dark brown paper. However, when cutting out your dark brown paper, make sure you cut it sort-of wiggly to make it look like icing. Once you have your two pieces cut out, draw a small circle in the middle of both pieces and cut that circle out.

Finally, grab multiple colors of your shimmer cardstock and cut out small squares to resemble sprinkles.

Step 3: Grab all of your cardstock paper pieces and slide each piece through your Xyron® 9” Creative Station. Keep repeating this process until you have run each piece of paper through your Xyron Creative Station.

Step 4: Add your cardstock paper pieces to your clock. However, before adding them, make sure you rub each paper piece while it's on the Xyron Sticker paper. That way, you will be creating a really strong adhesive backing.

In this case, you will want to add your light brown paper first (the donut base), then your dark brown paper (the icing), and finally your smaller pieces of shimmer paper (sprinkles).

Once all your paper pieces have been added to the clock, you are now ready to put your clock back together and hang it on the wall!

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I love how this clock turned out!

While making this clock, you have tons of options when it comes to your donut. For example, you could change the color of the icing, change the color/shape of the sprinkles, or even make the donut smaller so you could see more of the white clock base. If I were to do this project over again, I might have made the donut smaller so you could have seen white around the edges of the light brown paper.

However, I think overall the clock turned out really cute!

As always, to follow along with all the Xyron fun, don't forget to like them on Facebook and to follow their Pinterest page for more project inspiration.

So what do you think? Do you like this donut clock?

xo Katie

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