Sunday, August 5, 2012

Recycling and Repurposing An Old Bicycle Wheel

Super easy project!  Found this old rusty bicycle wheel with a couple of missing spokes and other "issues" in my dad's shed.  I instantly had an idea for it, so I brought it home, cleaned off the cob webs and spray painted it black.


Bought a wall clock kit at Hobby Lobby.


I put the two together and now have a fun wall clock!


It will work perfectly in my bicycle themed sun room.  The best part is that it is large enough we can easily see it from the yard and can keep track of time.  I know, a watch works for that too, but I don't always have that on. 


The bad news is that the clock works didn't work, so I have to go exchange it :-( I think Murphy's Law follows me everywhere I go. I am still excited about the project and will continue to pat myself on the back for coming up with the idea ~ lol. What else could/would you do with an old wheel like this?


15 comments:

Caseymini said...

Connie, I think it is a wonderful idea. I have son in law that is a cyclist and I may have to see if I can scrounge up a wheel to make him a clock. I hope you don't mind the theft of your idea if I can find the parts.

Laurie said...

What a clever idea! I never would have thought of anything so unique!

Stitching Cat said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it! Sorry it didn't work and you have to exchange the parts, but it looks fabulous on your wall!

Cy said...

Love your idea Connie. You have a rather unique clock now.

Judy S. said...

What a fun idea! It looks way more sensible than a bicycle blender. Love your pink block. Fabulous stitching, and a fun challenge to use all the TAST stitches!

ladyhawthorne said...

I saw someone make a pot rack out of one once, but I think I like your clock better!

Cathy K said...

Great idea! I love how your mind works. :-)

Suztats said...

Very clever, Connie! I've seen wheels used for growing ivies on, and for dividing an herb bed, but your idea lasts all year! Good one.

Createology said...

Great clever upcycle. I love how fabulous it looks on the wall. Murphy should be repealed...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You should be patting yourself on the back for this one - it's inspired! I posted a linkie to it on my blog too....would love to have one of these myself, but don't know where I could put it.

Anita said...

Great idea Connie! you are so clever to come up with this and I like the way it looks on your wall.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thank you all for the super comments! It turns out the clock works did work and I didn't need to exchange it. Yay! The clock can be seen from almost anywhere in the back yard - another plus. I like some of your other ideas for bicycle wheels too so I may have to be on the lookout for more.

ina said...

Cute clock, Connie!

scarlett clay said...

This turned out SO great!! Love it!!

Susan Elliott said...

I've always wanted to buy one of these for my brother after seeing one on Etsy. Now I don't have to do that. Thanks to you, I know how to make one! I love it!