Looking for some accessories to upgrade your bare looking walls? A DIY wall clock is just what you need. You can only have so many frames, so switch things up and pick one of these great homemade wall clock options. They will look amazing and store bought, but don’t get intimidated. You will be surprised by how quickly and inexpensively you can put them together.
You’ll have a new DIY wall clock in no time (excuse the corny clock pun)!
1. Embroidered Basket DIY Wall Clock
I adore this first DIY wall clock idea because the basket aesthetic gives it a soft, organic look. It is important to mix up textures when decorating your home and your walls are no exception. Not sold yet? You only need 3 supplies for this project and you can get it done for well under $20! (via Fall for DIY)
2. DIY Component Wall Clock
Make sure you check out this DIY wall clock tutorial with step-by-step photos. I know it looks like it would be complicated, but you will be shocked. The granite look is actually achieved with a simple coat of spray paint on a round wooden piece. Genius! (via Passion Shake)
3. Homemade Wall Clock Using a Plate
This DIY wall clock tutorial is honestly as simple as attaching the clock mechanism to your favorite decorative plate. You can easily customize to whatever look you like based on what plate you choose. That is one of the best parts about making projects yourself instead of buying in a store. You can easily personalize them to your own style instead of having to hunt for the perfect one. Plus, they are one-of-a-kind. (via Francois et Moi for Sugar & Cloth)
4. DIY Mountain Clock
The nature-lover in me was immediately drawn to this mountain-inspired clock. The only tricky part of this project is cutting your wood into the mountain shapes, but other than that, it’s a breeze. Actually, if the wood cutting is too advanced, you could even use foam board and spray paint to whatever colors you want. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. (via Say Yes)
5. DIY Wall Clock for the Donut Lover
This DIY donut clock is so cute & playful. I love home decor that takes risks and features bright, bold colors and unique concepts like this one. It would also be perfect in a creative workspace or break room. (via Why Don’t You Make Me)
6. DIY Marbled Clay Clock
All you need for this project is clay and the clock battery set. Like I mentioned above, the amazing thing about this DIY wall clock is that you can easily customize to the colors of your house. You aren’t limited to the colors that the store carries. So be creative and make the perfect DIY clay marbled clock for your home with this awesome tutorial. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
7. Mid-Century Modern DIY Wall Clock
This clock will fit perfectly in any mid-century modern styled home. Actually, I am a believer that you don’t have to limit your home strictly to one trend. This design was dreamed up for a blogger craft challenge to utilize Michael’s craft wood in a new creative way. Mission accomplished. She completely transformed an old clock by adding the wooden balls in this super simple DIY idea. You’ll look at thrift store clocks totally differently after reading this. (via Nalle’s House)
8. Hexagon Marble Wall Clock
You won’t believe that this chic looking wall clock is actually made out of foam board and marble contact paper. Check out the tutorial for proof. This is so simple and the end result is so fabulous and expensive looking. (via Earnest Home Co.)
9. Wooden DIY Wall Clock Inspiration
You can make these modern wooden wall clocks on your own or they even offer a DIY kit if you don’t want to have to worry about picking out the right supplies. This DIY really illustrates how you can create so many variations with the same supplies just depending on the pattern you use. (via Brit+Co)
10. Over the Moon About This Wall Clock
I’m over the moon about this DIY wall clock 😉 I love when I discover DIY blogs that are totally under the radar and do not get enough credit for the incredible work they do. That is certainly the case for this Finnish blog. But, thanks to Google Translate, you can access incredibly creative ideas from around the world like this one. Isn’t that amazing? (via Bambula).
11. DIY Floral Wall Clock
This spring wreath inspired DIY wall clock is so creative. In fact, it inspires me to transform a variety of different wreaths into wall clocks. Think of the possibilities: Christmas wreaths, eucalyptus wreaths…so smart! Another hack learned from this tutorial is you don’t need to be limited by the clock hand/battery accessories you can find. Simply buy a cheap one on Amazon and you can customize it to whatever look you want like they did here. (via Lovely Indeed)
12. Handmade Color Block Clock
It only takes five steps and a handful of super inexpensive supplies (some that you likely already have at home) to make this modern DIY color block clock. Pick any color you want. A pretty pastel mint or peach would probably be my favorite. I’m already envisioning it adorning my office walls. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
13. Polka Dot DIY Wall Clock
Polka dots are truly a timeless pattern. This polka-dotted wall clock is so darn cute. I can picture it in an office or little girl’s room. Make sure to check out the tutorial, which also offers great DIY wall clock tips like using a plate to create your circle. (via Fall for DIY for Design Sponge)
14. Fabric Covered Clock Makeover
Alice & Lois are DIY geniuses! They took a basic wooden clock they found at Target and turned it into this gorgeous piece by simply affixing a lovely fabric pattern to it. They point out in their tutorial that you can do the same thing with kid’s artwork or wrapping paper. Isn’t this brilliant? (via Alice & Lois)
15. DIY Retro Clock
Have you been on the hunt for the perfect vintage looking clock? Look no further. I love the richness of the wood stain used and the gold accents. This could be straight out of Mad Men. Now the downside of retro pieces like this one is that they tend to cost a fortune. Not this one. By making it yourself, you will save a ton. (via Sugar & Cloth)
16. Wrapping Paper Covered Wall Clock
Similar to the project above using fabric, this DIY wall clock uses gorgeous wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co to create this one-of-a-kind piece. If you are like me, you could spend hours at stores like Paper Source, but sometimes wonder what you could do with the gorgeous paper items you buy. Well, this is the perfect DIY project for you! (via Hello Glow)
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Don’t waste any more time. Pick out your favorite DIY wall clock idea and go for it! You will be so amazed with yourself and what you create.