DIY Wall Clock Ideas…Time Is Of the Essence of Crafting!
Yep…diy wall clock ideas – Looking to turn an ordinary object into a treasured timepiece? Then you’ll love these strategies including my own!
I love anything vintage, and especially stuff with Coca-Cola or other soda brands on them…makes me think of the “good old days”.
I turned an old vintage Coca Cola clock into a new one after my old one broke which I will share here….and if you have a mindset like that, an imagination and a clock kit, you can transform something old (but good) into a timepiece) you’ve came to the right place!
OK, let’s get started, time is of the essence, LOL!
Materials Needed For DIYing a Wall Clock
All you really need is an idea…and a flat enough object (or one that can be reasonably transformed) There are a few things that will be important though, and the first is the obvious – a clock kit. They consist of a base (they operate on an AA battery) hands, and some moving parts.
Another thing I recommend is the numbers – Decide if you want to use Roman numerals, our good ol’ number system from 1-12, or maybe a set of 12 “tick marks” if you enjoy the modern, minimalist approach.
You can get a sheet of stickers with the numbers on them or you could paint them. If you want to paint on the numbers a stencil would come in handy to make them neat looking.
There are SO many possibilities are out there! Here’s a list of objects that would be ideal for turning into a wall clock:
- Vinyl records
- Wood plaques
- China flatware e.g. plates
I Had an Idea For My Clock, Now I Needed a Plan!
Long story short – I had an old vintage Coca-Cola clock that quit on me. So I incorporated the sign with another old vintage working clock. As I didn’t have any frames that would hold both this clock and the Coke sign, I found an old canvas I ended up getting a box knife and removing the canvas, leaving behind the frame. I attached the Coke sign and that brown piece in the middle.
I used eyehooks strategically placed on each side to support the clock, and then two at the top to hold it in place, and then….to strengthen it I hammered a nail on each side and pushed them in a little flush with the clock sides.
Finishing touch was using a brown paint marker to color in the sides. Now this baby has been hanging up in the living room for a couple weeks doing what it does best.I only touched it again last night (due to the end of Daylight Savings Time -“fall back”) but that’s it! She ticks!
This Clock Was Made From a Vinyl Record!
Your approach doesn’t have to be as laborious as mine was – get yourself a clock kit and stay simple! You don’t even need the numbers either, or even “tick marks” – part of knowing where the numbers are is all intuitive. This old record got a full makeover into a real clock – and all minimalistic too, without numbers.
A Wall Clock or Wall ART? You Decide!
I love this one here I found – A wood block with a simple painting or stenciled design can become a simple and lovely clock like this one. You can always mount the clock part apparatus off-center like this gal did, too, to make a statement (and draw attention to the artwork)
Creative Commons Image Attribution: Image by Krystal Starchuk
Wood Palette Wall Clock
Something like an old plaque or scrap wood pieces make excellent bases for clocks! You can leave them natural or paint them. A flat piece works best so the clock mechanism will be able to go through it.
This Clock Was Made From DISKETTES!
How cool is this? This guy upcycled his diskette collection and arranged them together in a pattern that became a clock. Doesn’t this just take the cake on great ideas?
So what are YOU planning to turn into a wall clock today? Let’s hear it in the comments below! Anything else I didn’t include in the list that would also work well; let me know 🙂