Shirley’s DIY Clock with Flowers


  • Menu
  • Dried or preserved flowers
  • Clock Mechanism
  • Hot Glue
  • Cake Round for base (could also use foam board)
  • Drill
  • Modge Podge

We start with our base. In this case, I glued the menu to the cake round. 
Now, we’re going to make the clock.

Directions for the base:

  1. Drill the hole for the clock stem
  1. Attach the clock mechanism to the back with hot glue
  1. Feed the stem through and set the hands

We add our flowers and other decorations you might want. 

I preserved the roses. You can hang them to dry or press them in a book. I preserved these in silica gel. Bury the flower in the gel and microwave it for 1 minute.

Final steps:

  1. Preserve or dry your flowers in advance
  1. Brush or spray modge podge on the flowers to prevent crumbling
  1. Using a hot glue gun, position the flowers where you want them
  1. Add a battery

Brush or spray modge podge on the flowers to prevent crumbling

Keep all decorations clear of the path of the clock hands

Large theme clocks are very on trend. A 16 inch clock can cost from $60 - $100

Clock Mechanism         $10 

Base board            $2

Silica Gel            $11

Muffin cups            $5

DIY Preserve Event Clock     Under $30

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