Here is a before-ish picture:
mod podged the clock frame, put down my fabric, and mod podged some more. My edges are very bumpy (around the outside), because you can't easily lay fabric flat around a circle. I can't tell in this lady's post if her edges are bumpy, but I think it adds to the charm.
tore my strips of fabric, instead of cutting them, so that as I wound and twirled them into flowers, if the edges showed they were cute and frayed. The tutorial I used for the flowers can be found here.