Grandfather Clock made from Card, FREE tutorial



What you need to make this

A4 Score board,
A3  Card
A4 Card
Decadence Die’sire Die
Ivy Die’sire die
Fence Die’sire Die
Collall 3d Gel, Collall tacky glue
Clock Mechanism, Flowers & accessories

(I bought a ready made Kitchen wall clock (£1.99) & took it to pieces as normal size clock mechanisms were to small)



Clock Layout  This is such a fun & easy project to make, but to make it easier I have now marked the finished Clock up to show you which peace you will be working on & marked them in blue so they are easier for you to see. It really is just box layered onto another box.

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Step 1: Base Box 1: Using full sheets of A4 Card, score at 1” to make a box lid & base. (You can either leave this as a box to add a card or use silicone around inside edge of the lid so that it will stay closed.)

Step 2: Second Base box: Using Full sheet of A4 Card score at 2” to make a box lid & base, again you can leave open or seal with silicone.

Use tacky Glue to make the card into boxes. Then use a strong All Purpose Glue to stick the Boxes on top of each other (As shown in Picture 1)



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Step 3: Pillar Box: Using A3 card, score ½” along the long-side at top & bottom & then the short-side score at 4”, 8”, 12” & 16”. It will leave a small amount left over, leave this on as this will be used to hold your pillar in place. (As shown in picture 3)


Picture 3a & 3b   3-300x298  4-300x294


Where the folds are in the top & bottom , cut a slit along the folded creases that were left over on the top & bottom (As shown in picture 3a)  Now use tacky glue & fold the flaps & secure with a peg until dry. (As shown in picture 3b) when dry you can use Glue to stick the Pillar box on top of the second base layer box.


Step 4: Box Ledge: (make two)  Using A4 sheet of card. Cut to measure 8 ½” x 5 ½” and score at ½” all the way around & glue to make them look like box lids. Use 1 as a box lid postioin & glue into position on top of the Pillar Box. Keep the 2nd one to one side until later.


Picture 6 7a

Step 5: Clock Face Fancy Panel: Cut and emboss your chosen  die onto a piece of card stock of your choice. Then using Tacky Glue, add it another piece of co-coordinating card and place to one side to dry. When dry make a hole in the centre of the box for the Clock Mechanism to come through (As shown in picture 6)

Step 6: Clock Face Box: Using two A4 sheets of card, cut to 7” high along the short-side, this will then be giving you a piece of card that is approx 7” x 11 ½”. Now score the card ½ inch at the top & bottom of the long-side and then score at 4” 11” again. It will leave a small strip will leave a small strip which you will use to attach the two pieces together a little later.

Picture 7 7


Step 7: Inside one panel you have just scored that measures 7” use Tacky Glue and add the Clock Face Fancy Panel you made earlier (As shown in picture 7)


Picture 8  6

Step 8: Inside the second sheet of card with the 7” panel, cut out a square that measures approx 3 ½” (You don’t have to be exact as this is just the opening for you to change the battery when needed)

Step 9  Making up the clock face: Using tacky Glue stick one of the tabs to the inside of the second piece of card so it gives you a long piece of card that now measures approx 23 inches in length ( You cant make it into the complete Clock face just yet)


Pictures 10 8 Picture 10a 9


Step 10: Inserting the clock mechanism: Using Silicone, use some on the front of your clock mechanism (As Shown in Picture 10) to attach it to the back of the card with the die card clock face, so that the clock shows through to the outside (As shown in picture 10a)  (Leave to dry before you attach your clock hands).


Step 11: Now using tacky Glue fold the card so it makes your square clock face shape & snip the ½” score lines so you can repeat the Pillar Box steps (Shown in pictures 3 & 3a ) and now secure it to the Box Ledge you glued to the base earlier.

Step 12: Box Ledge 2 :Now glue the Box Ledge you made earlier & glue into place on top of the Clock Face


Step 13: Clock Door: Cut out a piece of  card to measure 5” X 6”. Use your scoring board to go all around the card to give it a bevel & professional finished effect, then again use your lines to mark the hinge to make it open & use Glue to stick to the outside of the hole you cut earlier that is in the rear of our clock face.


Step 14: To make the latch I twisted some jewellery wire with pearls & used a brad to secure it to the door. I used a glass flower to attach so I could wrap the wire around to keep the door closed.

Step 15: Clock Crown: I used the full Decadence Die’sire die on card. After I cut it out & embossed it I used tacky Glue to layer it onto another piece of card, then cut corner to corner on the angle & used Glue to stick it to the front & back outside of the Box Ledge 2. I then used the inside of the Decadence die cut, embossed it and added to more Centura Pearl to stick to the sides of the Box Ledge 2.

Now your template is ready to be decorated! I used the Ivy Die’sire die & draped it around the top and down the sides, then added flowers and gems. I used silicone to attach the flowers and strong glue to attach the vines

Happy Crafting xxx











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