We've had a slightly boring Silver Clock in our kitchen for an absolute age, years in fact. I decided that was quite simply was not pretty enough. It still worked fine and I didn't have the heart to just throw it away. So out came my Button box, Burlap, Embroidery Thread, Glue, Scissors, Gold Enamel Paint, an Embroidery Hoop and our Dremel. It was time to make it prettier.
I took apart our Clock and attacked it with power tools to make it fit within the Embroidery Hoop. Then there was some painting, gluing and sewing. There was quite a bit of drying time too. I was so pleased it still worked and that I hadn't broken it pulling it apart. It was also nice to use a some of the Buttons that I had collected over time that were just to precious to use. Pretty Mother or Pearl, textured Shell and Flower Buttons as well as some more simple ones. I just went ahead and used them as we'll keep it for a long time. It's so much prettier than our old clock.