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DIY Magnetic Seashell Clock

How to make a diy magnetic seashell clock… it’s super easy.

The beach is one of our favourite places.
We sometimes collect a few special shells from our beach adventures, when we come home we put them in the “shell bowl”.
I thought I’d have a try at making something with these memories of our trips to the beach…
Our own magnetic seashell clock…

See the tutorial below.

 

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Recently, I shared a pic of a magnetic clock from I love creative designs and unusual ideas on my facebook page, I thought it was way cool, it had magnetic smurfs as the numbers. Here’s my version, using our shells.

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I chose 12 of our best shells and grabbed a few supplies, it was super easy. You could do it too.

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You will need:

Clock mechanism (from Lincraft, see my repurpose clock challenge for another clock idea)

Clock hands (from Lincraft)

12 round magnets 22 x 4mm (I got mine from Bunnings)

Glue gun

Flat magnetic strip the size of the clock mechanism (You can get these here)

 

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Simply glue the magnets to the back of the shells using the glue gun.

For some of the shells with no flat base to glue to, I glued a second shell inside. (Make sure the shells are not too large, so the magnet will hold them in place).

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Then adhere a magnetic strip to the back of the mechanism and insert a battery, (I found the round magnets were not strong enough to hold the clock mechanism, you could also use a larger magnet), then make up your clock hands and position the shells in a circle, (I used a plate to ensure my clock was a circular shape).

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Then insert the mechanism with hands into the middle of your circle. Love it!

I think I might move this clock eventually to a wall and attach with some 3m stickers, maybe the office or it could be cute in the little guys room when we redecorate.

 

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We actually have 8 clocks in our house (obviously I have a thing for time), but I think I love this one the best, it’s a lovely reminder of our time spent together at the beach.

 

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Have  you made anything with your seashell collection?
Or better still, how about your favourite pics, (instagram pics could look fab) as the numbers of a clock?
The possibilities are endless…

 

 

 

 

Live with Love,

 

SARAH-PRESTON

 

 

 

PS: If you need to keep your family organised for 2015 don’t forget to check out my 2015 family organiser calendar in my shop it’s got 6 columns so you can keep track of everyone in the family and comes with 368 stickers.

 

 

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  1. […] How: Buy or recycle the main part of an old clock. Put shells on the wall. Why: Real clocks are expensive. […]

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