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DIY starburst clock made from junk mail

March 2, 2010 | 12:57 pm

Diy clock
Inspired by one artist's handmade interpretation of a starburst clock that she spotted on Etsy, Genevieve Addison created her own version of the retro design and shares the DIY details with Apartment Therapy this week. 

To create 24 "tubes," Addison simply took sheets of colorful junk mail, wrapped each around a pencil, then used invisible tape to keep them from unraveling. She sewed the tubes together with embroidery thread and added a clear CD in the center and a battery operated clock mechanism from a craft store. The tubes could be created from all kinds of paper -- magazine tear sheets, grocery store fliers, newspaper. The result is a modern home accessory that even George Nelson, the Starburst clock's original designer, might approve of. 

For step-by-step instructions and detailed photos, click here

-- Lisa Boone

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Photo: Genevieve Addison