Friday, July 16, 2010

Framed Memory Clock

My parents leave for Honduras tomorrow to pick up my brother, Tate. He has been serving a LDS Church Mission for the past 2 years & it is TIME for him to come home! My parents wanted to travel to see where my brother has been living & serving for the past couple of years & are excited to meet many of the people that Tate has been in contact with! They wanted to give his Mission President (a couple called to help serve in a specific area to oversee the missionary work & to TRY to keep those missionaries in line;) something to say THANK YOU when they go visit & asked me if I could make a clock.

Another one of my brothers(...I have FOUR!), Rob, owns an INCREDIBLE Custom Framing Business, so he whipped up a beautiful Square Custom Frame & handed it over to me...

I cut vinyl using my Cricut & the Software, "Make The Cut" & applied to a square piece of painted wood. I then drilled a hole for the clock mechanism & attached the hands. 
Wah La! 
A thoughtful Thank You Gift for the Mission President, with the Mission Name & the years they served...
to act as a beautiful reminder of the years they spent in Honduras, serving so diligently!


You probably have an old frame sitting around your house, that you could re-purpose into a clock! 
If you don't want to spend the money or time on vinyl, you could easily PAINT it & clock hands/mechanisms are available at Michaels or Hobby Lobby!


Need something Custom Framed in your home? 

Check out Matage Framing for AMAZING QUALITY!

...or if you live in AZ...go say HI in person(located on Main St in downtown Mesa)!



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12 comments :

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Incredible clock! Great gift for a mission president!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

What a great idea! It turned out so nice!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

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mle said...

Oh! what a lovely gift - so appropriate!!

Kendra said...

It's so beautiful! It is perfect too - they will love it.

Summers Camp said...

I hate to tell you this, but mission is spelled wrong :( Can it be easily fixed? Such a fabulous idea, and a GORGEOUS clock! I know they'll love it. *B

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

Mission is supposed to be "spelled wrong"...the mission name is written in Spanish, see the accent over the O? Honduras and Tegucigalpa are also in written in Spanish:)

Amber said...

Great Job Staci! I know they will love it! sorry I've been missing for a while...too much fun in the summer time! :) but I should be back a little more regularly...hopefully!

The Atomic Mom said...

If only Rob would franchise...seriously, I have so many things that need his expert hand!

Holly said...

FABULOUS idea! The clocks looks amazing. You did a great job. I am so using this idea!

Jessica Hills said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today on FTF! Thanks for linking up and if you would like a featured button stop by and grab one!

Amanda said...

Hi Staci


I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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