I warned you that vinyl contact paper goes a long way, so here is my second DIY using the marble transformer.
Fancy seeing this made in video form? Have a little watch below...
I picked this round frame up from Poundland, so no great expense required for this DIY. I found my clock mechanism in HobbyCraft [but plenty of cheap alternatives are to be found online] and the marble vinyl from Wilko.
The main elements of your frame you will need for this DIY is the frame and backboard - remove everything else.
Use the backboard as your template to draw on to the back of the patterned vinyl and cut out :
Peel away the paper and stick securely on to the backboard, smoothing as you go to prevent
any air bubbles [a ruler works great for this if needed]:
Using the backing of the paper, fold in to quarters to create a template for the centre point.
Mark this with a pencil and then carefully pierce through the backboard until the pencil
can move through [this will be the perfect size to fix you mechanism in place]:
Follow the instructions to add your mechanism parts in order:
Now to cover the frame.
Use the frame as your template to measure the width and length of the vinyl required
to cover the sides and front:
To neaten the lines, a craft knife will help remove any excess and helping create a clean join:
To add interest and an accent colour, I chose a vinyl in gold, with a slight texture to cover
the inside of the frame.
Again, I used the frame as my guide for the measurements and a craft knife to neaten the edges:
Finally, the backboard can now be fixed into place within the frame:
It's also a simple way to update any existing accessories you have, simply.
see you next time x