Below is an unbelievably effortless & very very budget friendly DIY Wall Clock idea to help you add a little something (somewhat) “artsy” on that plain wall in your home, in pretty much 10 minutes. Let’s do this thing!
I heard you might just have a blank and sorta boring wall space that definitely can use a little something. Worry not, for I’ve got something that’ll definitely do…
With all the free wall space I have at home, it was about time I come up with some sort of an easy and inexpensive DIY Wall Clock idea to fill up some of that space with something fresh. Not that I, or anyone for that matter, need an actual clock on the wall to tell time, what with our phones and lap tops and tablets and whatever. Still, it’s absolutely not at all a bad idea to have one as both a piece of cool wall decor and a fun attempt to deal with the “what’s the tim.. pin this, pin this, pin that, pin this, uuh I should try this, pin this-still don’t-know-about-the-time-thing” challenging habit. Okay, I’m gonna cut the c*ap, and let’s head on below for the instructions and whatnot.
DIY Wall Clock.
– Cork Board (Circle)
– White Card Stock Paper
– Yellow Clock Movement
– Drawing Compass
– Black Permanent Marker
1. By using your drawing compass, draw the circle on the cork board and cut it.
My cork circle is 26 cm (diameter).
If you already have a cork circle already cut, dude, this is going to be a piece of cake for you!
2. Grab your drawing compass again, and draw the paper circle around 0.5 – 1 cm larger than the cork (so that, once hung, the paper circle covers the cork’s edge). Obviously, cut it.
3. Go bananas circling with your marker from the center and all around. Once you’re satisfied with how messy and bananas your clock’s looking, done!
Also, you can of course decide to just draw something somewhat different… You can make different-sized dots, which would look just as great, only kinda cuter. You can also add some simple colorful patterns, like brush strokes or whatever, with watercolor…
*Note that the water will probably make your little work of art uneven. You can fix this by gluing your painted circle to another piece of paper (the same type), and keep it under something heavy for some time to make sure it’s evened out all nicely. Of course, once you’re done with this, cut the all the excess paper.
4. Punch holes i both the cork and the paper circle in the center. You can glue the paper to the cork before setting up the clock movement…
Or if you’re a little like me, you’re not gonna glue it, you’re just gonna secure it with the movement… Cause, you know, you might get bored with it & wanna change something about it.. Or, after all, it’s paper and it won’t look that great forever, but once it starts looking worn out, you can very easily change it or use the cork to make something entirely new. So..
5. Hang and what time is it?
What a lame attempt for a joke that was…