Dollhouses can have all the comforts one would find in a real home: rugs and draperies, miniature appliances, furniture and lamps. You might even find a clock or two. The thing about dollhouse clocks, though, is that they generally don’t work. You get a nice cabinet or surrounding for the clock but the face is a mere sticker. Do you know how easy it is to make such clocks? Your child’s dollhouse can have a clock in every room when you use clock stickers from a craft store.
One material you can use to make a clock is an ordinary block of wood. Available in many different lengths, widths and thicknesses, small wooden blocks are not expensive. Choose a small, square shape, that’s very thin, to make a wall clock. After positioning the sticker you can embellish the clock in many ways. Glue a small metal ring around the sticker to give it a golden or silver accent. Or, glue on tiny jewels around the perimeter of the wood piece to give it an elegant edging.
Use a longer, wider, thick piece of wood to make a design like a grandfather clock. Stand the block up, place the sticker, then use other stickers to accent. For example, use cabinet door stickers, also found at craft stores, to put fake doors on the front of the clock. Scrapbook enhancements, like foil frames or monograms are also options for decorating these types of clocks.
Use an ordinary soda bottle cap to make a different type of clock. Attach the sticker to the flat side of the lid then hang it on the wall. These clocks can look much more substantial if you glue things around the lid. Pieces cut from colored coffee stirrers, painted pieces of wooden skewers, beads and similar things can be glued directly to the wall, around the clock, or directly to the bottle lid.
Use a medicine bottle lid in a similar way to make a different clock. Place the sticker on the lid then wrap a fuzzy hair tie around the sides. Or, sew a piece of ribbon or cloth on elastic and wrap it around the lid. This is a nice design for a bedroom.
Making clocks for a dollhouse is so easy when you use stickers and simple items to make the frame. Things you can use to make clock cabinets or frames include Styrofoam shapes, scrapbook picture frames, shapes of foil, small lids, paper-covered cardboard shapes, and even flat foam shapes. Things you can use to embellish the clocks include tiny dried flowers, fake jewels, small buttons, confetti pieces, bows, miniatures and even painted beans!