IKEA hack: Two Dollar Clock Gets A Map Makeover

August 11, 2011 Katja Presnal

IKEA hack: Two Dollar Clock Gets A Map Makeover

clock with map, world clock, map clock I love decorating with maps, and I love IKEA and I combined the both loves by giving the $1.99 Rusch clock a makeover with a map from an old wall calendar. It took less than an hour, and punching the holes and making the numbers took most of it. This is a cheap decorating idea for example for kids room, college dorm or any place really where you just want the punch of personality without spending a lot of money. clock with map, world clock, map clock


You will need: Rusch clock from IKEA, $1.99 Map (or other good quality paper) Elmer’s school Glue and Elmer’s X-Treme School Glue Stick Small sticker for one of the clock hands (optional) Tools: Scissors Hole Puncher Full tutorial coming soon to Lifetime Moms. Good glue is a key, because the Rusch clock is made of plastic, and you don’t want thick liquid glue making it difficult to make it, but at the same time you want glue that is good enough! I received a sample of Elmer’s X-Treme School Glue Stick a while ago, and been buying it ever since, especially now during summer time when kids have been home and making a lot of crafts. It’s a good glue to send the kiddos back to school with too… or just keep my stash to myself. , ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (8)

  1. Neat! I love those clocks too. I have gone through like 5 of them and I used a dead one in my preschool class last year.

  2. Great idea! I can see doing this with other old posters that are cherished but perhaps damaged and needing to be re-purposed. I have an old cracked tray that needs to be re-purposed (I hate to throw anything away). This has me thinking…. Thanks for the inspiration!

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