DIY Wall Clocks

December 15, 2010

Lately, I've been thinking about must-have-items for our walls.  A while back, I ordered a print from Canvas on Demand (using my groupon).  I'm still trying to find the perfect spot for it.  I'm also thinking that we need a clock somewhere in our house, since obviously the clocks on the microwave, stove, coffee pot, and my phone -um, which is on my person almost 99% of the time- still seem to have no effect on my tardiness.  oops.  Plus, I think a wall clock is sort of an adult home's staple. 

I briefly searched for a clock on two occasions:  when we were registering for wedding gifts and for our anniversary.  I really didn't find anything I really loved.  And the ones I did love were $$$$.  Who knew clocks were so expensive?!  Thus, I may end up going the DIY route....

I'm loving these:

source (w/ tutorial!)

Oddly enough, the first thing that came to mind when I saw this was that it would be an excellent way to reuse framed DIY wedding table numbers (especially if you used pictures for your table numbers - unfortunately, we did not *sad face* ). 
In other words:  Please someone do this so that I can live vicariously through you.

via Design Sponge (w/ tutorial)

The numbers shown above were purchased from Anthro, but I think these numbers would look just as lovely:

Or maybe I could do a clock collage on one wall.  If I could create plate clocks, it would be a great way to display them.  And a wonderful reason to indulge in all the pretty plates I see at Anthro. 

It really seems like the options for number designations and clock hands are endless..  I think I will probably go with something similar to the first or third image just because I think they would be easier to change out the numbers if I get tired of them.  Looks like another project is getting added on to my list of DIY items...



Cole said...

I LOVE the first clock! I think I need to find somewhere to recreate it.

Kristin ~ Bien Living Design said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I love that clock with the picture frames...I may need to find somewhere in my house to put something like that.

I think I am going to blog about this - thanks for the inspiration :)