Wall clocks are a great addition to any decorating style and any size room. They add a classic element, but can be quirky and full of personality as well. Large clocks, like any larger wall art, make great decorative elements for small rooms by adding a major focal point, but keeping down on the clutter. Clocks are easy and inexpensive to make, and simply require a base and a purchased clock kit. Here are easy three step instructions on making your DIY wall clock, and some terrific inspiration to get your creative juices flowing as well.
Choose a base. This can be anything, and any shape…it doesn’t have to be round. Think outside the box. (I know, I said it…) If you can drill a hole in it, you can make a clock out of it. Ideas:
- Painted plywood round or square
- Old round saw blades
- Wooden musical instrument
- Half an old world globe
- Book or painting
- Bicycle wheel
Drill a hole large enough for your clock makings “shaft” to pass through. If you are using a round object as your base, I don’t feel the need to find the exact center in this project, but for you sticklers out there, here are some instructions on finding the center of a circle.
Decorate your clock base, if necessary. Paint is a good basic choice. Be creative as to what you choose to use as “numbers”. Or, use none at all!
Assemble your clock kit according to manufacturers directions. Hang your clock! It’s that easy! You can find clock kits at most craft stores, but also at Amazon or Klockit.com.
Check out these three wonderful tutorials below:
1 – Leigh-Ann over at Frecklednest shows you how to make this Starburst Style Clock.
2 – Meridian Road has this tutorial on how to make this gorgeous clock using house #’s.
3 – Here is a tutorial for a a Corkboard Clock via the Wray Sist3rs.
And here are more ideas to inspire you!
Have any other ideas for great DIY clocks? Share them in comments!Image Credits: meridianroad, recyclart, inhabitat