the other day i picked up one of these wood clock faces at the craft store with no idea of what to do with it. so then i got inspired by these clocks by theo theo. it took me an hour to recreate the look and now my office wall has a little color! i’d mention the functionality of having a clock nearby too — but who am i kidding, i’ll never look at it for the time.
a clock kit (i bought this one, but it’s pretty cheap and crappy and protrudes a lot in the back)
wood clock base
acrylic paint of your choice
not pictured :
a small paint brush
anything with a circular shape to trace around
step one : sand your clock to get a smooth texture. then tape off half the wood with your painters tape and burnish it by smoothing with your nails.
step two : using anything that has a round shape and is smaller than your clock, trace around the shape for a semi – circle (i used an old trash bin that was sized just right)
step three : mix your paint with a bunch of water so it’s more of a wash rather than a thick layer of paint. i would have preferred my paint to look thinner than it does actually.
step four : paint the center and then carefully free hand around your circular shape. make sure you dont have much paint on the brush when you do the edges or it’ll bleed.
step five : once your paint is dry, slowly remove the tape and assemble your clock kit as instructed.
wouldn’t these make great holiday gifts?!