Disney movies are a huge part of childhood. The stories captivate children and teach them to believe in magic and the power of good. That’s why it’s no surprise that we have to have a Disney-themed Movie Monday Challenge. I’m paying homage to my favorite with this DIY Alice in Wonderland wall clock.
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Growing up, I couldn’t get enough of Alice in Wonderland. I always felt an affinity to feeling out of place in a crazy world. I also appreciated the whimsy of Wonderland.
That love has never faded as I’ve gotten older. In fact, when they made the first live action and I saw it in theaters, I cried. It has impacted me that deeply. That made my choice for this month’s challenge easy and this clock was born.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Coloring Book
- Colored Pencils (I have this set and I love it!)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Plastic Plate
- Clock Mechanism Kit
- Power Drill (or alternative method for creating a hole)
- Rescue Restore Paint in Southern Gentleman (Optional)
The first step is to color the watch page in your coloring book. Admittedly this took the most amount of time but it is also incredibly relaxing.
- It isn’t necessary to color the entire page unless you want to. You only need the large center clock with the white rabbit colored for this project.
Once you have finished coloring your picture, carefully tear the sheet out of the book.
Next, cut your clock out of your coloring book sheet, following closely to the line.
After your clock is cut out, add a layer of Mod Podge to the inside of your plastic plate and place the clock on top of it.
Add another coat of Mod Podge over top of the clock as well.
- My clock picture was slightly larger than the inside of the plate. Add additional Mod Podge to the edges to make them pliable then smooth the sides into the plate.
Let your Mod Podge dry completely before moving on.
After your Mod Podge has dried, drill a small hole in the center of your plate for the clock mechanism to go through.
- If drilling, do this over a piece of wood to help prevent the plate from splitting.
Once your hole is drilled, place the large washer on the battery pack for the clock and slip it through the hole from the back of your clock.
Next, add the smaller washer and screw on the bolt from the front of your clock.
After your bolt is tightened, slide the shorter hour hand onto the front of your clock.
- You need to make sure this is on the plastic of the clock mechanism. It might take an extra bit of pressure to get it down.
Then slide on your longer minute hand. This can only go one way, so if you’re having trouble getting it on, ensure that the flat sides are aligned.
Next, screw on the small bolt over the minute hand.
Finish assembling your clock by placing the second hand on the tip of the clock mechanism.
Step 14 (Optional)
After the clock was assembled, I didn’t like the green edges of the plate so I painted it with my Rescue Restore Paint in Southern Gentleman. The muted color fits much better with the design but this is a totally optional step. If you like the color of your plate, then leave it as is.
- You may need a second coat of paint (I did).
I absolutely love how this DIY Alice in Wonderland wall clock turned out! It will make the perfect addition to the rest of my Alice decor (which you can see on my literary mirror tutorial). Now it’s time to check out the other awesome Disney projects my friends created this month. Before you go, I’d love to know what your favorite Disney movie? Let me know in the comments!
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Movie Monday Challenge: Disney Edition
I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.