In a world with cell phones, clocks seem to be irrelevant, right? Wrong! I don’t agree with such statements at all. In fact, sitting in my room & typing on my laptop, my instinct is to check time on my pretty wall clock, near the door. And I know, if I remove the clock from that place, my eyes would still go to that spot. At least a few times in a day.
More importantly, clocks give a great feel to the room and are very important at setting the tone of a room. For instance, a bright pink clock on a dull grey wall, would change your perspective of the space. It would go from plain (and sometimes boring) to attractive. With this in mind, I want to share 15 brilliant, simple & personalised DIY clock designs, that anyone can make.
ETCHED ICON CLOCK
First, I want to share this super cute clock, my best friend gave me a few years ago. It’s got etched glass with 3 icons instead of numbers. All 3 relate to specific thing that I love – painting, writing and reading. And cats playing at the bottom, for our mutual love of kittens. The paper in the back, can be changed to blend with any room. Needless to say, it means a lot to me and looks fantastic in any space.
Another way to make this, would be to use clear stickers, that can be pasted on glass. Let me know if you’re interested in the idea and i’ll share the needed template.
Now, lets go through the best clock tutorials online. They are from some of my favorite blogs. In fact, I’ve already made a few of them – to use and to gift.
I just love the finish of this clock. The pattern is simple to execute and would look good anywhere.
This is, a great example a few layers can create a large impact, without being too much.
I would really recommend going through the tutorial. Not just for these clocks (which are perfect). But for the technique used to make them. It is very useful.
After going through the steps for this elegant clock, I would feel dumb for spending a lot of money on a store-bought one. The two tones, make it a stunning addition to any room.
The possibilities for this design are endless. The tutorial walks you through using simple paper, to create a very personalised clock.
I adore the colours on this wall piece. And am huge fan of geometric patterns. So, I can’t wait to replicate the steps.
Doesn’t this design look absolutely gorgeous! Again, there are a lot of variations that can be done with the pattern. Like, adding paint or shortening and elongating the spokes. To customise it to the space, you have in mind.
This is my sister’s favourite clock DIY. Can’t get enough of the way the colors blend. Very Pretty.
I love the effect created for the moon half of the clock. And the second half complements it really well, to create a phase of the moon.
These clocks are too adorable for words. Of course, you can make them with any photo. But, look at the pug, his face makes me melt.
This is an innovative way to use singular plates left over from a set. In fact, you can make a wall of them. Specially, if you like to keep track of multiple timezones.
I have a soft corner for cuckoo clocks and have been fascinated with them, since my childhood. So, this tutorial + free printable, makes me very happy.
I made this for a friend recently. And I’m not joking, she thought I had spent a lot of money on it. Considering how chic it looks, I’m not surprised.
My cousin made this for his room in bright right and it took him no time at all. Definitely looks as good in real life.
Have I changed your mind about making a clock instead of buying one?
Here’s one more reason – the parts you need, are available online at practical prices. And assembling a clock, is very easy. Minutes, at the most. So, make one, instead of spending endless hours, hunting for the perfect one.
Let me know your thoughts below!