Darby Smart July Box: Clock Making Kit

I feel like every month I say the same thing -- this Darby Smart box is my favorite. And this month is no different. I seriously would have never thought to buy any of this stuff. Even if I did I would have thought it would be so much harder than it was. This month's project was a clock.

Darby Smart July Box

I received:

Wooden circle White & black paint Gold pen Paint sponges Clock kit

At first I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it. I knew I wanted to hang it in the kitchen, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to paint it. Mr. T suggested writing something on the clock and so the bacon clock was born.

PaintingI started by painting the whole wood circle black. Obviously that part was easy.

Next it was time to put the numbers on. The numbers are self adhesive, but I didn't trust that they would stay on so I decided to use a little glue from a leftover project. I started with the 6 and 12 since they have certain positions on the clock. Then I put on the 3 and the 9 (with the suggestion of Mr. T) which helped to know how to space all of the other numbers. Then I added the rest.

Then I wrote the words. It was actually pretty easy. I love the way the pen writes. I intentionally made them "messy" so I wouldn't have to worry about making them perfect. I also practiced on a piece of paper first.


Then it was time to put all of the clock parts on. The kit comes with really easy instructions so I just followed that, added a battery, and BOOM I have a clock.

We decided to hang it on the wall above our bathroom door in the kitchen (yes, it's weird that our kitchen is right off the bathroom). And the clock is with it's bacon and beer friends from the wood burning kit I received a few months ago.