Time Flies Wall Clock

Transform a boring wall clock into a work of whimsy. This smiling frog will always seem to be watching his lunch go ‘round! What a cute project for a child’s playroom or a classroom!


  • Words of Whimsy #12292 embroidery design collection
  • Pre-purchased clock
  • Water soluble stabilizer
  • Organdy or organza large enough for your small embroidery hoop
  • Fabric for frog design background and appliques
  • Fabric glue
  • Poster board (size of clock face)
  • Eyelash trim or ribbon for embellishment (optional)


  • Stitch frog design #CM478_48 on fabric that is larger than your clock face
  • Stitch fly design #CM479_48 on organza or organdy with water-soluble stabilizer
  • Cut around fly close to stitching taking care not to clip threads


Disassemble clock

Cut poster board to fit inside the clock face

Bore hole in center for hands

Fold stitched frog in half and carefully cut a small hole in the middle for the hands

Thinly spread fabric glue on poster board. Use a spreader to ensure a thin layer, so that glue does not soak through your fabric.

Position frog over you cut poster board, lining up the holes.

Allow to dry.

Cute excess edges of fabric.

Glue new clock face into pre-purchased clock. Take care to line the number 12 up with the original clock face as your clock may have a pre-drilled hole for hanging.

Embellish edge of clock with eyelash trim or ribbon, if desired.

Glue fly to the minute hand

Re-assemble clock (you may choose not to replace the glass if it interferes with embellishment trim).

Download the complete instructions here.

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