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Merry Christmas Eve, all. How does December fly by so quickly? It seems like half a second ago it was Thanksgiving! Luckily for me, I took a few days off from work last week and – for the first time EVER – finished my shopping AND wrapped all of my presents before Christmas Eve! I usually don’t start wrapping until midnight on Christmas Eve and that is STRESSFUL. But I often leave things for the last minute.
Which brings us to today’s post. I’ve had this one in the cooker for a while, but haven’t posted because I’ve been just too, too busy. But it is a Christmas-related project so I thought I’d better get on this before the holiday is gone by!
I spotted this 1970s mantle clock and had a hunch that I could turn it into something more interesting.
I was really more interested in the base and glass top than the clock parts so I took it apart. It was pretty easy to do – there were only a few screws that connected the clock parts to the base.
Then I thought it might simply serve as a neat was to display things. So I tried some clementines, but they looked weird – a bit too bunched up.
And then I thought I might let it contain a single object to elevate its importance and make it stand out, like it was really special. But the blue duck I chose just looked sad like it was trapped – nobody likes a sad blue duck:
So after mulling over this for a day or so I decided that I would try to turn it into something a little more festive – so I broke out the spray paint and turned the brass base into a red base. It is the same color I used for this project.
And I added a few pinecones that I had lying around at the bottom of a holiday decorations box:
And I think that worked out just fine.
Merry Christmas, all. I hope time with family and friends is relaxing, refreshing and memorable. (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a new camera so I can stop posting iPad pictures to my blog!) Off to make the tiramisu….