Time is the biggest master of all, and timekeeping is of utmost importance. It is with time that we age, gain experience and knowledge and use this to better our lives further. What better way to look up to time than the wall clock!! Gone are the days when the Swiss had mastered the art the timekeeping…. They still do but with the clock kits available easily, you can design your own masterpiece with DIY wall clock.
DIY wall clocks offer a functional yet fashionable way to display time:
DIY basket wall clock
- Cane basket
- Embroidery floss and needle
- Clock mechanism
- Cut an opening in the center of the basket just big enough to fit the center of the clock mechanism.
- Push it through the hole from the bottom of the basket and screw into place using the washer and nut.
- Push the hands firmly into place on the mechanism.
- Using the needle and thread sew dashes around the clock to represent each hour.
- Use the spaces between the basket weave as you ‘holes’.
- Tie off each dash at the back and cut off the excess.
- Once all the twelve hours are done, your DIY wall clock is ready and ticking.
Here is another idea for a DIY wall art:
DIY holographic clock
- Wood Clock Base
- Sandpaper (optional, depending on the finish of the clock base purchased)
- Paint in White + A Color of Your Choice
- High-Gloss Decoupage Glue (like Mod Podge)
- Paint Brushes
- Holographic Vinyl
- Clock Movement Kit
- Depending on the clock base you get, sand it to achieve a smooth finish. Once it is sanded, paint the top and sides of the clock base with a coat of white paint. Let dry. Repeat with an additional coat. Let dry completely.
- Paint the clock hands with your desired color. Let dry. Repeat with an additional coat. Let dry completely.
- To give the vinyl a surface to adhere to, you need to add a couple of coats of high-gloss decoupage glue or varnish. Paint the clock with a thin coat, let dry, and repeat for 2-3 coats total. Let dry completely.
- Paint a single thin coat of decoupage glue over the painted clock hands. Let dry completely.
- Cut out a square of the holographic vinyl that is slightly larger than the clock base.
- Slowly apply the vinyl to the clock base. Start at the top and use a ruler to smooth out any air bubbles as you adhere it over the entire clock. The vinyl will likely have a thin protective layer on top of it, which you can peel off now.
- Place heavy weight like books on top of your clock to help seal the vinyl on. Let sit for several hours, or overnight.
- Attach the hands to the clock.
Your DIY holographic wall clock ready to go the hickory dickory dock way!!