A wall clock DIY can add so much personality to your space. OK, so it’s not a far stretch to upcycle a thrift clock into a DIY clock. But when I stumbled on an Umbra clock at my local Value Village, it struck me that I didn’t yet have one when I wrote about small craft room ideas. Grab any old clock and adorn it with your own logo to make it unique!
Here’s how it started out:
Thrifted 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 $1.99!
First, measure your clock circumference. Then size your own logo within a circle and have it printed on vinyl. Another idea if you don’t have a logo, is a family crest or a favourite quote. Get creative!
This clock is battery operated and held on by a nut and some washers. So it’s 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 initially use a graphic squeegee applicator to smooth it out as I peeled the backing, I end up with air bubbles everywhere! In that case, 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 with the squeegee. In all honesty, you really do need some kind of tool to get a good result! But 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 DIY storage shelf Hubs and I upcycled a few months ago. Thinking the clock would look great hanging from the pegboard, I used a plastic hook from this Talon hook set especially made for pegboard like this.
All-in-all, not a bad little project for $1.50 + the cost of the vinyl sticker!
Pin Wall Clock DIY
At Birdz of a Feather, we’re feathering the nest… one upcycle at a time. If this wall clock DIY project has inspired you, please pin it!
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:
UPDATE: Click to see The Making of a Craft Studio VI – The Final Reveal!