A wall clock DIY can add so much personality to your space. OK, so it’s not a far stretch to upcycle a clock into a DIY clock. But when I stumbled upon an Umbra clock at my local Value Village, it struck me that I didn’t yet have one for my craft studio. Grab any old clock and adorn it with your own logo to make it unique!
Here’s how it started out:
Use a Thrifted Clock for Your Wall Clock DIY
With a vinyl sticker, I knew I could turn this thrift store clock into a one-of-a-kind piece to sport my Birdz of a Feather logo. Once I saw the price, it was a no-brainer; you can’t even buy a clock mechanism for that!
The clock is battery operated and held on by a nut and some washers. It was so easy to take it apart with a socket wrench.
Once it’s apart, clean it with rubbing alcohol so the sticker will adhere well. Peel back a small section of the sticker and position it.
Squeegee Your Wall Clock DIY
Because I didn’t use a graphic squeegee applicator to smooth it out as I peeled the backing, I ended up with air bubbles everywhere! In that case, if you make that mistake too, you can use a safety pin to carefully pick up an edge and peel it off again (one half at a time). Then lay it down smoothly again with the squeegee. You just can’t do it without a tool! If you don’t have a squeegee, a credit card will also work in a pinch.
Put the clock works back in the order they were taken off and you’re done! And so my Birdz of a Feather logo clock was born! A one-of-a-kind clock face image to adorn my new craft space.
Hang Your New Wall Clock DIY
You might remember the vintage hutch shelf Hubs and I upcycled a few months ago. Thinking the clock would look great hanging from the pegboard, I used a plastic hook especially made for pegboard to hold it on.
All-in-all, not a bad little project for $1.50 + the cost of the vinyl sticker!
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Craft Studio Progress
Hubs and I are busy as bees with my craft studio and it’s looking great. Last weekend we had some much appreciated help moving in and setting up all the heavy equipment!
Eventually, I’ll have the final reveal of my craft studio in the next week or two! In the meantime, feel free to check out the progression of my craft studio to date:
- The Making of a Craft Studio– Calling All Crafters: Help Me Decide the Best Layout for my New Studio
- The Making of a Craft Studio (II)– Design Your Space Using Ikea’s Pax Planner!
- The Making of a Craft Studio (III) – If You Build It, She Will Come!
- The Making of a Craft Studio (IV) – Progress Report
UPDATE: Click to see the final reveal!