I had to create a clock for an auction benefiting students in industrial design. I only had to look on five different tables to get what I needed.
YOU WILL NEED :
6 cleaned forks
6 cleaned soup spoons
Polystyrene sheet less than 5 mm of thickness
A clock mechanism
Gorilla or Super glue
Once you've collected all the used spoons and forks, use a little bit of water and soap to remove any residue of food. The paint won't last on anything greasy.
Trace a circle on the polystyrene sheet and mark its center. Use a pair of compasses or a circular object. Your circle should have a diameter of 12 cm. Then use a cutter, scissors of a band saw to remove the excess plastic.
Use a 1/4 drill to make the hole in the center of the circle.
Apply super strong glue to the base of the disposable flatware and stick them around the circle. Keep enough space for the mechanism. You will have to stick it too.
5- DRY AND PAINT
Once everything is glued, you can start painting the clock. Make sure not to put paint in the battery compartment. You may want to add a little ring or hook on the back of the mechanism to help you hang it on the wall. Now, install the clock's hands, put on a battery and set the time. Project finished.
With these instructions, you have an infinite possibility of designs. Just let your imagination go crazy.