How to make a wall clock with his own hands

Learning to make watches with his own hands

The new wall clock can transform the interior of your room, and this does not necessarily go around the many shops in search of suitable options. I offer you a few lessons from which you can glean ideas on how to decorate a boring old clock or make original and new from a variety of readily available materials. In addition, they will be a great gift, especially for those of your friends or relatives who are not particularly punctuality.

Very original watch can be made from the hoop for embroidery and a set of decorative buttons. You can choose the base fabric, suitable in color and texture exactly to your interior, as well as the use lying around a collection of buttons of various colors and sizes.

  • old watch and clock mechanism with arrows;
  • the hoop;
  • the cloth;
  • buttons;
  • tape or braid;
  • (Optional) cardboard or thin plate.

Take clockwork or old clocks, which are not sorry to disassemble and remake. Remove hands and their fastening screws, thus remember the sequence in which they are mounted.

2: Fix the tissue between the hoops, cut and sew extra edge buttons, arranging them in the same manner as the arranged numbers on the dial.

Now you need to fix the clock mechanism. In the middle of your dial perform a small hole and the back side attach mechanism so that the mount for the shooter located in the dial. To fix the mechanism, we can cut a circle out of cardboard or wood, the diameter of which coincides with the embroidery frame, and sticking to it mechanism. And you can just hang it on a decorative ribbon to secure it to the hoop and made a small loop so the clock can be hung on the wall. Screw the clock. Done!

From old newspapers or magazines can be done here such unusual clocks.

To work you will need:

  • about 24 pages of the same size cut out of old newspapers or magazines;
  • pen or pencil;
  • scissors;
  • transparent adhesive tape;
  • a long needle;
  • silk thread for the embroidery or sewing thread;
  • Two transparent plastic disc (from the packaging for the CD-ROM drive);
  • cut from cardboard circle to that performed in the middle of the hole;
  • clockwork with arrows.

Take a pen or pencil and wrap around a page from a newspaper or magazine. 24 Make these "tubes". Secure the ends of the tubes of transparent adhesive tape so that they do not unwind. Back down about a third from the end of the tube and bend it in half at this point.

Take the long needle into it Thread the silk thread (or thread floss) and insert the needle through the folded end of the tube. Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread, then sew up the remaining 23 tubes, having them around.

Take a transparent disc and position it over the tubes sewn so that the hole in the middle in the heart get yourself out of the range of tubes. Then attach the watch movement, taking care to place the arrow attachment coincided with a hole in the disk.

Turn hours and apply a second drive. On top, place cardboard, using the nuts fasten clockwork.

Screw the clock and you're done!

One more wall clocks with their hands

These watches with unusual arrow-feet of John Cleese in "the ministry of silly walks" can be a great gift, which, due to the fact that the clock is decorated in neutral black-and-white style, will fit almost any decor.

  • canvas size of 20 x 20 cm;
  • clockwork with arrows;
  • decoupage glue, a brush;
  • PVA glue;
  • plastic (better to use a bad bendable plastic, perfectly suited, for example, old plastic folder);
  • print and cut numbers to dial, as well as the image of John Cleese;
  • awl;
  • scissors and a scalpel;
  • wire cutters;
  • black felt-tip pen.

Print out the dial with the image of John Cleese (download archive here) on a sheet of A4 cut sheet to a size of about 21 x 21 cm.

We recommend that you print a picture using a laser printer, as in this case, the ink will flow not.

Lightly moisten the image with water and let it soak. Meanwhile, grease a canvas adhesive. Carefully glue the image on the wet canvas and flatten it. Then apply another layer of transparent adhesive, press the paper edge and leave to dry canvas. After all dry, can be applied to another layer of glue.

A pattern cut legs, with leave stock about 0.5 cm along the contour. Lightly moisten the image with water and set aside to let the moisture absorbed.

Take a big enough piece of plastic and put glue on it and then carefully glue the legs cut from paper, flatten the image. Cover picture glue again and leave to dry overnight.

If you find that after drying the plastic slightly bent, just take a piece of construction paper and glue it on the back side.

After the item is completely dry, take a scalpel and carefully cut out the image of the contour of the legs.

First of all check the middle of the canvas. Then, using an awl to make a hole center of the canvas. It should be large enough to allow insertion mount for the movement arrows through it. On the reverse side of insert mechanism and secure it with a nut.

If you set your gear also includes a metal ring for mounting between the canvas and the nut, so it was not visible, you can print by John Cleese image again, cut out of it suitable for the diameter of a circle with a hole in the middle and glue it so that it has closed a metal ring.

Take the hands of the clock and place them on top of the legs cut from plastic. Pencil mark the locations where you will need to make holes for mounting arrows. If necessary, trim the arrows, so that they are slightly shorter than plastic figurines feet, and then glue the parts on hand. Once the glue dries, attach the arrow-feet to your watch. If necessary, the fastening nut can be painted with a black marker.

And finally we offer you a few examples of how you can decorate, alter or make your own wall clock - Draw inspiration and create!


Wow, how original! Wow, watch can be done even from magazines and pencils! I liked from the plate, just hit on the idea.

There is also an interesting lesson about the butterflies of the plates)

Yes, of the plates cool, too, I will do.

I liked all of the ideas, and especially I was impressed with the little man hours - a very unusual and beautiful. I'm very fond of embroidery, and I have an idea to embroider clock pizza, especially since everything you need is already there.

You can even drive out to make a clock)

I also really liked it! The only question is: where to buy clockwork? I also would like to do something.

It can be ordered with China on aliexpress, where they cost less than a dollar.

And I really liked the wood, amber and I will add polish 🙂

And, you can make a clock out of a glass cover on the pan, previously decorated with decoupage, you can still make a picture out of salt dough and insert into the middle of the clock mechanism

I liked from the plate clock. Just super.Gde sell mechanisms?

With running "uncle " very funny.

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Wall clock with his own hands

Comfort in our house depends on many details and trifles. Thus, the majority of stylists, interior designers agree that the inherent attributes of comfort are the well-chosen curtains, light fixtures and lamps, rugs, pillows, rugs and clocks. And our last workshop will be dedicated.

Anyone can make them, and hundreds of ways to do this. The most important thing in this case - to set the clock mechanism (can be purchased at a specialty store or take out with the old, no longer have to watch), and the appearance of the product is already on your discretion.

In this lesson we will discuss the most popular techniques that may be useful in the design of the original watch.

If you decide to make a clock in a similar technique, you need to be pre-purchased at a specialty store the finished workpiece pattern, arrows, and clockwork, patterns for backgrounds on rice paper or a napkin, acrylic paint, glue, varnish and other necessities for decoupage compositions, brushes, sponges.

To begin to process the workpiece, thrice covering it with acrylic paint primer and sanded. After drying, it is necessary to give the desired tone and texture. To the surface hours had aged worn look, the paint is better to put chaotic with a sponge.

Next, it is necessary to outline the perimeter frame of the workpiece, departing from a few centimeters of the edge, and paint it in a darker tone.

Now you have to paint the blank in the color that is suitable for your interior. In this case, the tone of light ocher (ocher mixed with white) was chosen. Paint mix and apply with a sponge. Give it to dry completely, then grind the workpiece.

Bezel hours must be highlighted. For example, a suitable color under a tree.

Thereafter can be applied to blank selected pattern. Pre-need to cut its rice paper, and if pattern on a napkin, then soaked in water. Now just apply it to its place on the dial and the top coat with glue.

The next step will have to include all of your imagination and artistic skills, because you will need to remove the border between the cloth and the surface hours and achieve the figure of integrity with the background. This will require to choose the appropriate paint colors and using a sponge to create a smooth transition from the pattern to the surface. You can also try to continue the pattern in the same style and with a brush to finish its elements on the surface and along the dark hours of the frame. This, of course, add brightness and vitality image.

After drying, comes the most interesting step in this process - artificial aging of our watches. To do this, use the special tool two-step craquelure. It is applied dry brush in two layers, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly.

After its application on the product appear characteristic cracks which should overwrite copper powder. In the final step the preform is coated with varnish.

After the clockwork figures and arrows will find its place, the clock will come to life and will be a wonderful addition to your kitchen interior, living room or wonderful gift for friends.

Kvilling bumagokruchenie or - a decorative arts, which work with different width of paper strips by twisting them into the elements-patterns, which then form a single composition. As a basis for future hours will approach a flat wooden board, plywood or thick cardboard. In this case, the board surface is adhered black paper, and the elements to achieve contrast were mainly made of white paper. You can choose any combination, as well as use all the elements of quilling.

The color scheme of the product will depend on where it will be operated. At a minimum, it should fit in with the existing style of the room and not violate its harmony with their presence, on the contrary - strengthening this criterion. So the choice of colors - the most important point in this case.

To work in this technique will need cut strips of paper, glue and a hook or knitting needle, which you will wind the paper. All ready-made elements are glued to the surface of the future product. You can designate the division, but this is optional.

First, you must make the numbers. To do this, fit a simple quilling elements in the form of tightly coiled.

After the numbers to create the fundamental elements of decoration hours. In this case, the colors were chosen, consisting of elements of "drop".

Ready to "drop" it is necessary to collect all the flowers and move to the surface of the workpiece hours.

Before you add a clock mechanism, it is necessary to decorate the middle of a clock.

It only remains to put the ready-made clock in a frame under glass.

This option product is suitable for children's bedrooms.

In this case, you will not need a lot of material, only wooden sticks, glue, sharp scissors and working hours with a flat surface. Cut at least one hundred sticks and glue them as a ray of sunshine in rows, making sure that the rod length was relatively equal. It is desirable to make the second layer of longer rods. This will create an interesting visual effect - the effect of "explosion".

Such a layout of the original will fit into the interior of the kitchen and living room.

Tiles for suspended ceiling

These tiles, unless they are made of gypsum, will always look beautiful and with great style. Make of this material our device - the perfect solution for creative and romantic natures.

Gypsum ceiling tiles among builders called medallion. On its rear part is fixed clockwork. In the center of bore holes for the shooter. To our product was concise and yet sophisticated look at it is appropriate to apply an additional coating of opacifying ink or paint with a glossy effect.

This room decor element perfectly complements the decoration of rooms, living rooms, bedrooms.

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Wall clock hands - step by step instructions with photos examples

Any home environment will help to transform the incredibly brand-new clocks. In this case, it is not necessary to drive around the city in search of a new masterpiece, which will be a wonderful new clothes.

Clocks in the interior will look fine if they do own! For example, you can decorate your existing old clock. You can also make new ones, using a variety of materials, besides more and easily accessible.

In addition, they will be as a great gift, especially family and friends, friends do not differ punctuality.

How to make a wall clock with his own hands

Taking the most common embroidery frame, can get pretty interesting wall clock. Also, for this you need decorative buttons. The base may be selected from a fabric that is perfectly combined with the texture and color scheme of your interior.

You can also use any of the buttons (optional collection), which lie completely idle. They may be of different shapes, colors, sizes.

For newcomers hours you need to prepare: little old clock, or find the arrows with the mechanism, hoop, fabric with buttons, elastic tape / ribbon, if desired - thin dostochku / cardboard.

  • Clockwork / little old clock should not be sorry to disassemble, to remodel for a brand new decor. The arrows must be removed along with the nuts that fasten them. It is important to know in this case, the sequence in which they are connected. The fabric is attached between the embroidery frame, cut off the unnecessary edges, then sew buttons. The last position in accordance with the numbers on the dial.

    Next, the mechanism is attached hours. Right in the center of the dial to do a small-sized opening, and on the other hand it is necessary to attach a mechanism so that the mount for the shooter turned out right in the center of the dial of your watch. For fastening mechanism circle cut from the cardboard sheet of wood. Its diameter should be identical with the embroidery frame. To it is attached mechanism. You can also simply hang it on a ribbon, which is attached to the hoop. Recommended to make a loop so you can hang on the wall of the accessory. Screw the left arrow, and voila! See options for such items in our photo wall clocks with their hands.

    The clock can also be made out of old unwanted magazines / newspapers.

  • To do this, you need to prepare: identical in size to 24 pages; crayon, scissors, a transparent adhesive tape, a long needle, a thread of silk intended for embroidery / sewing transparent plastic discs (2 pcs.), the range of cardboard with a hole directly in the center, a mechanism for hours with arrows.

    And so, you first need to pick up a pencil, which turns the paper. Tubes have to do, respectively, 24 tricks. Their ends must be secured with adhesive tape, then naturally they will not be unwound. Roughly a third of the need to retreat from the end of the tube, then bend in half here.

  • The need to stick a needle thread of silk / floss, then pass it through the very tip of the folded paper tubes. The needle on the tip and pull the thread tie a knot. Just sewn other tubes. They should be placed in a circle of your watch.

    Top tubes need to put the prepared transparent disc. This must be done so that the hole on the left center of the circle, which is obtained through the tubes. Then the mechanism is applied, taking into account that the place your fastener arrow coincides with a hole in the disk. Then you need to turn the clock and put a second of the same disc. Is applied on top of it cardboard and using a nut attached clockwork. In the end there will be screwed clockwise and voila!

    We suggest you review photos of ideas on how to decorate a wall clock, with the result that you will succeed!

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