Saturday, February 23, 2013

Re-purposed Clocks

I love clocks! I don't know why, I am just intrigued by all of the different designs and uniqueness they bring to decorating a home or office. That is why I enjoy re-purposing items into clocks. Here are a few photos of some projects I have completed, but there are so many more I plan on tackling, so be sure to keep checking back!

Feel free to stop by my facebook page Dippity Dot Creations, to see other projects I am working on and to check out what I have for sale. If you have any questions or would like to place a custom order, email me at Thanks for stopping by!

The photo above is a before picture of a large vintage metal server/platter I came across, when junking one day. The photo below is how it looks turned into a clock. I drilled a hole in the middle of the server/platter, added a clock mechanism and finished it by cut out roman numerals out of vinyl on my Cricut cutting machine.

Here is a photo of an old book that I turned into a clock.

Here is a photo of a small ceramic plate that I spray painted, distressed, added a vinyl design to and then added a clock mechanism. This size is fun to hang or display on an easel.

Friday, February 8, 2013

"Clean/Dirty" Dishwasher Magnet

I don't know about your house, but in our house my family doesn't seem to take the time to ask or check to see if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean before adding dirty dishes to it. I love that my family cleans up after themselves (most of the time), but it is so wasteful to have to rerun the dishwasher, because dirty dishes have been added to the clean ones. I decided that we needed a magnet. Even though my son's handwritten "Dishes are clean" sticky note was a cute reminder, it wasn't going to stick forever. :) After doing some searching on the internet I came across this neat clean/dirty dishwasher magnet idea. Here is how I made it...

I dug through my Scrabble pieces and retrieved the letters I needed. I then laid them down the way I wanted them and glued them together using wood glue.

I decided I wanted to add some color, so once the glue was dry, I painted and distressed it.

I then added a couple of high powered magnets to the back.

I didn't want it scratching up my dishwasher, so I cut a piece of felt and glued it onto the back to cover the magnets.

Voila! Here is the finished product! Now I just have to get my family to use it. :) Magnets like these can be ordered by emailing me at or by visiting my facebook page at Dippity Dot Creations.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine Decor Items 2013

Hello! I thought I would share with you a few items I made for Valentine's Day this year. Be sure to stop by my Dippity Dot Creations facebook page to check out my other projects. Enjoy!

Below is a photo of the "Love you more" wood block I made using the items in the picture above. The "Love" is made from the metal of a pop can and then was embossed. I really like how it turned out!

Below is a photo of a candy dish I made from clay pots and a glass bowl. The metal tag is stamped with the saying "you are my happy".

The next photo is a framed "I love you because" dry erase board. A fun and easy way to leave and change messages.