Altered Clock

By  Jenny Garlick  for  Heartfelt Creations (

Use papers from Heartfelt Creations' "Once Upon a Time" Collection to create this stunning altered clock as the perfect addition to your home décor or to gift to a friend.


  • Dusty Attic Chipboard Skeleton Clock Face, 12”
  • Heartfelt Creations Once Upon a Time Paper Collection (HCDP1 241)
  • Black clock hands
  • Prima gems and pearls
  • Coordinating butterfly washi tape


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine (452255)*
  • Heartfelt Creations Dies: Once Upon a Time (HCD 744), Daisy Patch (HCD 703)
  • Heartfelt Creations PreCut Stamp Sets: Time Sentiments (HCPC 3594), Numeral Clocks (HCPC 3593), Timeless Clock (HCPC 3592), Daisy Patch Flowers (HCPC 3318)
  • McGill Paper Blossoms: Tool Kit (459222)* and Molding Mat (159223)*
  • Kaisercraft Kaisercolour Sage Paint
  • Black ink pad
  • Clear glitter
  • Plaid Mod Podge Classic Matte
  • Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive*
  • *These items available through Heartfelt Creations

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, paintbrush or foam brush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 12" diameter.
  • Note
  • 1. This clock was designed for ornamental purposes and is not a functional clock.
  • Altered Clock
  • 1. Apply several coats of paint to clock face with brush until covered; seal with two coats of Mod Podge. Let dry.
  • 2. Using clock face as template, cut panels from paper to fit circles of clock face. Adhere circles to clock front as shown. Fussy cut text phrases from paper.
  • 3. Stamp Time Sentiments, Numeral Clocks, and Timeless Clock on papers; die cut with Once Upon a Time die.
  • 4. Stamp Daisy Patch Flowers on papers; die cut with Daisy Patch die. Shape flowers with Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Mat. Layer and assemble flowers as shown; adhere gems to center.
  • 5. Arrange die cuts on clock face as shown; adhere in layers for depth. Trim off excess. Adhere small section of washi tape on upper right of clock.
  • 6. Adhere flowers to clock face.
  • 7. Adhere clock hands to center of clock face.
  • 8. Adhere string of pearls along bottom of text. Adhere additional gems and pearls as desired.
  • 9. Adhere glitter to clock edge and face as desired.