Random Ramblings: XL VINYL WALL CLOCK, A BLOG HOP AND A GIVEAWAY

Monday, December 1, 2014

XL VINYL WALL CLOCK, A BLOG HOP AND A GIVEAWAY

** UPDATED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY**
Congratulations to 
~ RENEE FOULKS ~
I have emailed you.


Welcome to those who arrived from the hop! 

Who wants to have some fun today?  
The SILHOUETTE AMERICA DESIGN TEAM and I are teaming up to give away some fun prizes today.  Each of us were asked what our favorite SILHOUETTE AMERICA product is and then in return we can share our favorite products with you in a prize.  

What a way to start the first day of December, right?  Right!

SILHOUETTE AMERICA Vinyl is my favorite product to work with by far.  
For those of you that know me, know how much I LOVE vinyl. I have said it before that if I could put something vinyl on every wall in our house I really would.  
But today I am going to share with you an XL vinyl wall clock and it really works too.
It leaves a huge statement on any wall that is for sure.  


It was pretty easy to make this as well, let me show you a little step by step.

First I went to Hobby Lobby and got the largest working clock parts I could find.  I measured them so I knew what size I wanted to make my actual clock.

Then the very first thing I did was tie a string around my pencil and the other end around a push pin.  I measured to make sure the string was the exact size I wanted it.  I put the push pin right in the wall where I wanted the center of my clock to be. 
Then I took my pencil that was attached to the string and drew a line all the way around. 


Then the next morning I got started on the actual clock part of this. 
I drew a circle in my SILHOUETTE AMERICA DESIGN STUDIO to the same size as my actual clock on the wall.  
I typed out my numbers and sized them to exactly how big I wanted them to be. 
I also typed out a quote that I love and sized it to fit within the clock as well. 

I cut the numbers out of black vinyl, and my quote out of turquoise vinyl.
Once everything was cut out, I cut out each number and weeded out the extra vinyl around it, and placed my transfer paper over each individual number.  I did the same thing for the quote. 

Then I took my numbers and wall quote to my penciled circle on the wall.  
I started with the 12, 3, 6 and 9.  I marked the center of each side of the circle before I started with my pencil, to help give me some guide where those numbers should go.  I then filled in the rest of the numbers. I left them on the wall with the transfer paper until I was completely done.  I just lined up each number so that just the top edge hit the pencil line. 


Then I added the quote, still while the transfer tape is on the back of all the numbers.  

I decided that it would be best if I took the transfer paper off the quote first since the transfer paper was overlapping a bit on some of the numbers. 
Before you start peeling off your transfer paper for any of the elements on the wall, make sure you press it firmly against the wall.  I take my silhouette scraper and go over it several times with a little pressure. 

Then once you start to peel it away remember go slowly.  As I am pulling away the transfer paper I rub on the letters as I go.  Also when pulling back on the transfer paper I try to keep it flat against the wall so that it has less pulling on the letters. 

Once the entire transfer paper is removed from the wall, I like to also go back and press on the letters again to give them a little extra security to the wall itself.  

Once the quote was done, I did the exact same thing for all of the numbers. 


I took a step back and made sure it all looked even and lined up.  
I then took a big eraser and erased all of the pencil lines I had drawn, and removed the pushpin from the wall.  

I then took some double sided adhesive strips and adhered them to the back of the clock parts and put it right in the center where my push pin had been.  
This made the clock complete, and it is working wonderfully.  



I originally was going to do the numbers as roman numerals, but my kids don't know what those are and my kids are learning to tell time at school, and my daughter is learning what the actual numbers look like, so I thought this would be much more fun with actual numbers,  I was right they have already been trying to tell time on it and my daughter has been practicing each number of the clock so I think it was a perfect choice to do it this way.
I love the statement it makes on this small wall in our living room. I recently took a picture down from this wall and moved some candle holders over the the next wall, so it has been blank and I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do here. I wanted something big but not overpowering.  So when I came up with this clock idea it was the perfect thing for this spot.  I LOVE it so much.
I love the quote and it was fun to add the quote in turquoise to match the living room.


For the hop you might have come straight from
so now from me you should head on over to 
Have fun on the rest of the hop.  


NOW FOR A FUN GIVEAWAY!!

I am giving away 2 rolls of SILHOUETTE AMERICA Vinyl.  
1 roll of black 
1 roll of turquoise




Please take note :
  • Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.  
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
  • Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
  • Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.
  • Once the contest ends, a winner will be chosen within 24 hours, and I will post it here on the blog who won and they will be notified as well.  
HAVE FUN ON THE HOP.
I can't wait to take a look at all my team members favorite products and projects they are sharing as well.

~NICOLE

115 comments:

  1. Cute idea, and looks great on your wall.

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  2. such a cute idea, I love the adhesive vinyl as well :)

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  3. Great idea Nicole...that really makes a statement and I love how it coordinates with all of your other turquoise decor!

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  4. Oooh, I really like this one! I'm putting it on my to-do list.

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  5. What a great idea! I love it! Good job ... and what a great learning tool for your kiddos!

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  6. I am so going to make one for my wall. Love it
    Where did you get the clock parts?

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  7. Great post! Love the wall clock! I LOVE vinyl!! I have just started putting sayings on my craft room walls! I am from Virginia! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. ooooh, I like. Great info on how to accomplish this, Thank-you!

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  9. Wow! That clock is gorgeous on your wall Nicole! I saw the same clock kit and thought it would be fun to do. Thanks for walking us though the whole process. It will make it so much easier if I ever get a chance to make one too. The turquoise vinyl looks great with the rest of the room.

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  10. What a great project! Lovely idea and great quote.

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  11. That is such a great idea! I love that I can choose the dimensions of my clock this way! My email address is mylittlebirdie at yahoo (dot) com, and I'm from Michigan but I live in South Dakota!

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  12. My kiddos are at the same point - one learning to tell time and 2 learning their numbers. We have a huge wall that really needs something. My husband wants to put a climbing wall up - I like this better:)
    From Bend Oregon. shortreba at gmail dot com

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  13. I love the idea of a clock directly on the wall. I've looked at several clocks over the past year because I'm sick of having to look on the stove to see what time it is, I'd rather have a clock on the wall in the living room. What a great idea!

    I'm from Indiana.
    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

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  14. I'm from beautiful NW Montana where we are enjoying 8 inches of snow with more to come.

    CINDY B on rafflecopter
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  15. Hi I'm from central California and my email address is dibuckelew@comcast.net

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  16. Love it!!!! I have a wall that might just need this-thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Right now we live in Florida, but come January we are moving to North Carolina

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  18. Out of all the projects that I've seen so far, this one is my ultamate favourite! Wow Wow and again Wow.

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  19. This is exactly what I have been wanting. I have a vaulted ceiling with a huge blank space near the peak. I've been looking for the perfect clock. Never thought to make my own.

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  20. What a great idea and especially if you have a large wall to decorate! Excellent!

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  21. I live in Iowa. Love your clock

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  22. Come on over, I have a blank wall just waiting for you.
    **U**
    Nance

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  23. Sending sunshine from Florida. I love your clock!

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  24. This is honestly AWESOME. Such a high impact project - I've never used clock parts, but you make it look doable.

    And vinyl is definitely a favorite of mine, too! (They are all favorites.)

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  25. This is awesome! Merry Christmas from Tennessee.

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  26. I am currently working on a large wall clock. How did you decide where to place the numbers? Did you just eyeball it or do some sort of measuring? Anyway, yours looks really nice! I didn't dare do mine directly on the wall, so I got my brother to cut a large circle out of wood. Maybe next time....
    I'm from Michigan!
    vjvereeke at hotmail dot com

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  27. I really love this - you make it look so easy too!

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  28. Fun project!
    Im from Rhode Island
    abracadabra888 at gmail dot com

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  29. Love the clock, Christi from Omaha, NE.

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  30. This is such a great idea to use in my guest bedroom! Thanks!

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  31. This is such a great idea! I have two little ones that are well on their way to learning to tell time. This will be an excellent visual.

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  32. What a statement piece! I love the massive clock.

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  33. I love this clock! What a great idea, thank you for sharing!

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  34. With the winter headed here in Michigan this is the perfect project! Love this idea! Something like this would look awesome above my fireplace!

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  35. I actually purchased an item very similar to this and am a bit ashamed to say that since it's so easy to make - plus what I paid for it.. shameful! I'm from Madison, WI.

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  36. I adore this project--it's fabulous! I'm from Neenah, WI
    email4acm@yahoo.com

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  37. Oh what a wonderful idea...I love it!

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  38. I love this idea! You made it so easy to do too!

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  39. Awesome idea! I'm from Chicago, holly.hacker at gmail.com

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  40. Great project. Thanks for the excellent tutorial. Super fun decorating idea.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    ps - I'm from Sewthern California. :) and my email address should be connected to my profile.

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  41. Now that's something I would not have thought of doing. Great idea and looks great too!

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  42. From the great state of Texas and my email is associated with my google profile :)

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  43. You made this look easy - so easy I might even try it!! I love the numerals you chose :)

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  44. Very nice! I'm from Connecticut.

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  45. Love this!
    Renny1@cox.net
    from Phoenix, AZ

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  46. love the clock! thanks for the giveaway.
    lalalandditz@gmail, from Indiana

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  47. Cool idea for an empty wall space!

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  48. This is such a unique idea! It is perfect for that wall!

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  49. That looks amazing and would look really nice over our fireplace.

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  50. greenwood, in
    Love all the ideas I see. I would love the Cameo!
    Thanks for posting

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  51. Love this idea. It is great that it helps your kids learn the time and numbers.

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  52. Such a great idea.. I am a KS girl, and henrysmt (at) Hotmail (dot) com.

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  53. Love the clock. Margaret in NC ezmats77@yahoo.com

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  54. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!! Thank you for sharing, you made it look so easy!!
    I'm from Utah;)
    Chacoyaguayoatyahoodotcom

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  55. I am from PA thanks for the chance to win.
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  56. Loved the clock will have to do this!!!!! psitten@comcast.net

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  57. I'm from Alabama. I love your clock! Thank you for inspiring me. Good luck everyone!

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  58. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing

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  59. I tried vinyl once on something small, but I love your big project!! Would love to win some vinyl!

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  60. Haven't tried vinyl yet, but would like to! A clock is a great idea. I'm in Whitman, MA - birthplace of the chocolate chip cookie!

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  61. Great project!....very inspiring��

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  62. This is a great project. I love clocks of all kinds and this is just such a cool way to have another one.

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  63. This is super cute - I love that quote :)

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  64. Love what the silhouette can do! Beautiful!

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  65. Love it! Great job and tutorial! thanks

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  66. WOW-that clock is the coolest thing i have seen yet!!!!

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  67. Love the clock.

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  68. Hi :) I'm Dee and I'm from Cleveland, OH. deedelgado@gmail.com - thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  69. What a great statement! Turquoise is my favorite color and it really makes the quote stand out. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I am from California and my email is fgraphiumweiskei (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  71. Awesome clock! Does it work? And if so, how did you mount the mechanism?

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  72. Checking in from Alabama! lisawilliams36 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. Hello, I'm from Troy, MI. My e-mail is patricia_smart(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. Hi, I live in North Carolina and my email is dlspinks at triad.rr dot com

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  75. I have the perfect wall in my living room to do this! jdoll at mail dot win dot org

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  76. South Carolina

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  78. Love the clock in Raleigh, NC!

    stampwithdawn at gmail dot com

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  79. Very cool clock. great way to use up wall space too. :)

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  80. love it :)
    FL .... villalonkatie @ Yahoo . Com

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  81. legomom@basicmicro.com from Southern California!

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  82. Minnesota. Email accessible from Rafflecopter.

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  83. I want this for my craft room! Would love to win this! (From Texas)

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  84. Wow, wow, wow! This is such an great project Nicole. You really out did yourself! What a great way to fill up a blank wall.

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  85. great idea, love it!

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    1. thanks for the giveaway! esandra at gmail

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  86. What a cool idea!! Great job!

    Chris Baker Cox
    Green Bay, WI

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  87. This one cool and amazing idea!!! Love this vinyl huge clock :D I am from Indonesia now live in Ohio. Thanks for the chance to win! my email gulletthm at yahoo dot com.

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  88. I have to make one of these clocks in my craft room!! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm from Cranbrook BC Canada, I do have a USA address in Eureka Montana and my email addy is canadianpapershaper@gmail.com or @icloud.com

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  89. Your excellent tutorial definitely makes me think "hey, I can do this!!!". I haven't tried vinyl yet, but that's about to change!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. That is the cutest idea! Great tutorial that I can easily follow, thanks!!

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  91. Love the project!

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  92. I had pinned this project, Before I started the blog hop. Awesome idea!!

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  93. Wow this is such a neat project! You make the vinyl look so easy :) I hope to win this and put my crafty skills to use with some vinyl around the house & for gifts!

    I am from Herndon, VA & my email is ash8276@hotmail.com

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