Memory is transformative. It has an enigmatic power of bringing people to other places and times. Pull a string – and you’re in your grandma’s kitchen, biting that very first tender crust of her plum pie, catching sun rays jumping on the table. Pull one more – here’s your toddler with its very first self-made all-in-one breakfast, smiling at a complete mess left behind. The first touch of a loved one’s hand, that special trip you went to with your dad… Each moment is so precious, so why not celebrate it?
With INSTAX, it’s easy! Let us show you how to transform an ordinary wall clock into a personal time machine with your favourite INSTAX photos.
- a plain clock without numbers or a DIY clock kit (you can easily find these at a craft store or online);
- a cardboard or a foam board (optional);
- a level (optional);
- a nail or an anchor;
- a coloured carton / paper / any other material that can be used to cut numbers or as decorations;
- a double-sided tape or glue;
- your favourite INSTAX photos;
- an INSTAX camera for new shots.
Decide where you would like to place a plain clock and hang it. Make sure you inserted a battery (if required) and set the time.
You can also collect a DIY clock kit yourself. It typically includes the clock mechanism, clock hands, and a mounting hook.
How to attach the clock?
First, identify the mounting point on the back of your clock. It may be, for example, a keyhole or a hook. Using a level, make sure the clock is straight, and then mark the spot on the wall with a pencil. Use a nail or an anchor to hang the clock, aligning with your marking. After that, you can adjust the height if necessary.
Shape numbers 3, 6, 9, 12 with various items and take their photos with your INSTAX. They will help you better navigate the clock.
Select 8 personal INSTAX photos you want to use instead of other numbers and decide on the arrangement. You can choose a pattern, a creative layout or any design you prefer.
Use a double-sided tape or glue to attach the photos around the clock. Make sure they fit around the clock hands without obstructing them.
If you’d like, you can also use a cardboard or a foam board as a backdrop for photos. Just cut it into a shape that matches the design you have in mind for your clock. Then you can add decorative elements like stickers and markers to make it unique.
Now you can step back and travel to your cherished memories whenever you check the time!