Red hair and a hand-me-down robe… must be a Weasley.
I absolutely love the Weasley family. Growing up, I wished I could just jump right into the Burrow and sprout red hair! Mrs. Weasley’s creations were always so cute and cozy that I tell myself to “channel my inner Mrs. Weasley” when I’m making new crafts! (Seriously, try this out at least once… you’ll be surprised how your crafting experience goes 😉 )
One of my absolute favorite things from Harry Potter is the Weasley clock found in the Burrow! I knew I was going to recreate this beauty at one point, and this week couldn’t be a better time as we’ve celebrated a bunch of our favorite red-heads birthdays recently (Julie Walters/Molly – Feb 22nd, James and Oliver Phelps/Fred and George- Feb 25th, and Ron himself- Mar 1st).
Now even though this is the Weasley clock, you could totally substitute pictures of your own family onto it. I daresay, this would make an amazing Mother’s Day present for all the Potterhead moms out here!
-wooden clock surface
-brown fine writer pen
-black construction paper
- Paint the face of your clock cream
- Measure the diameter of your clock face
- Take that measurement and divide it by the number of locations you want on your clock
- Cut a piece of string sized by the number you get from step up 3 and place it aside
- After your paint dries, distress it with distress ink
- Using the string from step 4, create your location areas around the edge of the clock face using a pencil
- Paint the inside of the location areas golden brown
- Measure how big to make your clock hands with the space you have remaining
- Set your clock aside to dry
- Create your clock hands with the measurements from step 8
- Use an exacto knife to carve out the names of the people going on your clock
- Cut out their pictures
- Paste the pictures onto black construction paper
- Cut the pictures leaving a black border
- Paste your pictures onto the corresponding name hands
- Write in your locations and trace your outlines using the fine writer pen
- After arranging the hands on the clock to get their positioning, use the brad to affix them together
- Use tacky glue to hold them onto the clock face
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