Turn a scratched CD into a hip, custom made clock.  It’s so easy and fun to make!

On Wednesday I showed you how I made a fabulous Anthro inspired mug with Plaid’s Martha Stewart Glass Paints.  I have been having so much fun with this product that I will have lots to show you in the coming weeks!  First up is this clock that I made out of a recycled CD!

I love it and it will be a gorgeous addition to my craft room!  The word “vola” means “fly” in Italian.  It alludes to both the butterfly and the fact that time flies.  Pretty deep for a craft blogger, eh? 🙂
I sprayed the BACK of the stones and stenciled the front so the glass would be colored
yet still look like glass.

I used the short stemmed clock kit from Consumer Crafts.

Want to learn how to make your own?
Enjoy the third installment in my
YouTube series.
You can turn the sound off and read the captions so you won’t get in trouble at work.  Ha!

You can find the videoo clip here.


  1. Morena, you are such a talent! I was already very impressed by your Anthro mug. This clock is such a cool idea – I love its message, but my favorite part is stones – the numbers and the paint behind them creates a such a great design!
    I wanted to watch your video, but when I clicked on it – I got the message : “This video is currently unavailable”. I wonder if there is something wrong on my side of the world (Switzerland) that I can not access it…

  2. Where did you get the glass stones, especially the larger ones? A list of materials would be helpful. Did you think about puting the number on the back first and then spraying over top? How did the glass come out looking iridescent? Thanks! Great clock and idea.

  3. Hi Kass,

    Thanks for stopping by! The glass stones were purchased at the Dollar Tree. Because they are iridescent I worried that the silver numbers wouldn’t show through, so I painted them on the front. I would only paint the back if I used a darker color.

    I’ve been meaning to add a materials list. 🙂

    I hope that helps! I have the lock in my craft room now and it’s such a fun piece. I’m glad you like it!



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