Miscellany

Pocket Watch Ornament

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 4" tall

  • Pocket Watch Ornament

Materials

  • Old pocket watch
  • Dasher collection snowfall ice blue paper (Basic Grey)
  • STYROFOAM brand foam* Ball (Dow), 1-1/2”
  • Artificial holly leaves and berries
  • Red/white stripe ribbon, 3/8”, 10” length
  • Round flat back crystal, 1/4”
  • Newsprint paper
  • Glamour Dust (DecoArt)

Tools

  • Blue ink pad
  • Circle punch, 1-1/2”
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue (API)
  • Sewing machine and silver thread
  • Optional computer font: Verdigris (Autumn Leaves)
  • 1. If watch is battery operated, use small screw driver or knife to pop out back and remove works. If watch is a windup, and back is not removable, remove glass from front, remove hands and sand center stem even with face of clock.
  • 2. Use computer to print "Merry Christmas" on patterned paper; punch circle, leaving oven space above words. Use small dry sponge to ink circle edges. Use pencil to lightly draw dot above words and three lines through dot. Machine sew straight stitches along lines, cutting thread ends 1" past circle, and gluing ends in back. Glue crystal to center of stitched lines, and circle angled inside watch. Place glass or back on watch.
  • 3. Use straight edge to slice ball slightly off-center. Use smaller half. Dab glue around edge of ball and holly leaves, and quickly sprinkle with Glamour Dust. Shake off excess glitter. Glue half ball inside watch front. Insert and glue ends of holly leaves and berries in half ball center.
  • 4. For hanger, thread ribbon ends through top of watch and tie slip knot. Knot ends.