Today, I thought I would share with you how I made the chalkboard wall clock that is part of our new gallery wall. Before attempting this project, I tried “googling” directions, but came up empty handed. Hopefully, this quick tutorial will be helpful for anyone creating their own wall clock.
First, I purchased a small clock making kit from Hobby Lobby for $6.99. The clock kit is made to be used with a face (the part of the clock with numbers on it) & they have different ones depending on the thickness of the face you are using. I purchased one meant to be used with a 1/4 inch thick face, although I wasn’t planning on using a clock face for this project. I also purchased a package of 4 1/2 inch gold spade hands, since the hands that came with the clock kit I bought were a little smaller than I wanted. I didn’t take a picture of the actual products before starting this project, but the picture below is a good representation of the clock components that came in the kit:
Next, I needed something to cover the clock motor. I ended up finding a 3 1/2 inch wooden circle from the wooden decoration section of Hobby Lobby. It was actually painted like a globe. Again, I failed to take a before picture, so you’ll just have to use your imagination!
When I got home, I asked my husband to drill a hole in the wooden circle. Then, I painted it black. Once it was dry, I assembled the clock parts following the directions on the back of the packaging. Instead of the clock face, I used my wooden circle.
I should mention that I also painted the “hanger” (#1 in the picture) black to blend in with the wall, but I am now seeing that I could have removed it & hung the clock differently (Command strips maybe?).
The next step was to hang the clock on the wall & draw in roman numerals for 12, 3, 6, & 9 with chalk.
I think it turned out really cool, & the process was actually pretty simple!