We were up in the Santa Ynez Valley wine tasting several weeks ago and, at our last stop, Sunstone Winery, we were tasting when we realized that the pouring team was wrapping up for the day. One of them brought out a large bag of used wine corks and asked if anyone wanted them. I, of course, said I would love to have them. A few days later I was “window shopping” at Michaels, looking for ideas for a cork-related project. I spotted the clock making products and decided to give it a go. This would make a great gift for someone, like me, who loves wine and wine tasting. I added the cabochons for a POP of color!

 

Project Materials

  • Michaels
    • ArtMinds™ Wood Clock Surface, 10”
    • 3/4″ Clock Movement Kit with Black Hands by ArtMinds™
  • Plaid
  • 12 Wine Corks (printed with one or more winery logos or blank)
  • 12 Aquamarine Cabochons
  • Craft Glue

Instructions

  1. Prepare clock surface for painting as necessary. Paint surface with Merlot FolkArt Acrylic Paint. (I did several coats to assure even coverage.)

    Clock Steps 1 and 2

    Clock Steps 1 and 2

  2. Paint Clock Hands with White FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint. (This will help them stand out against the merlot-painted clock surface.)

    Clock Step 4

    Clock Step 3

  3. Mount Clock Movement Kit, including painted hands, per manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Starting with “12 O’Clock,” glue cork onto clock surface vertically. Continue with 3, 6 and 9 O’Clock positions. Let dry completely.

    Clock Step 4

    Clock Step 4

  5. Glue cabochons in between corks.

    Sunstone Wine Cork Clock

    Sunstone Wine Cork Clock

Designed by Scott Pfeiffer

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