I spotted this wooden platter on sale in Freedom a few months ago and I knew immediately I wanted to turn it into a wall clock. I’ve wanted a minimal wooden clock for my living room for ages and had been waiting for the perfect tray or platter to stroll into my life. The 3 month gap was thanks to being seriously indecisive about what I wanted to do with it. Yellow spots or big triangles were in the picture (naturally) but decided to try paring it back for once in my crazy colour filled life and stick with a gold and wood combo.
So let’s just take a second to talk about the fact I got to play with power tools for this project! Ohhh yeah! Albeit it was a single drilled hole that lasted all of 1 minute but I felt like bob the builder and it was awesome.
I found these super cute metallic gold letter stickers from Spotlight which I used for the gold number placements. It came with 5 or so ready-to-go l’s and I hacked up some H’s to give me 12 lovely lil gold sticks which look like metal.
- Wooden platter
- Clock mechanism (you can pick them up at craft or hardware stores or ebay for $2 or so)
- Gold stickers or embellishments to glue on
The process is super simple –
- Measure the centre of your platter and mark with a pencil
- Drill a hole in the centre
- Attach your clock mechanism through your drilled hole
- Stick on your gold stickers to the front. I just winged it but you might prefer to measure it out properly.
- Thanks to the shape of the platter I used it can be hung immediately on a hook/nail. If you have a flat piece of wood, just attach a hanger with a hot glue gun, or use 3M hooks.
I kind of want to put clock mechanisms onto everything now…. Tea cup clock? Vase clock?…oh my poor boyfriend. Watch this space! Have you made your own clock before, or would you have a try now?