DIY Colorblock Wall Clock
When I was in London earlier this month I stumbled upon this wall clock in Oliver Bonas. While I didn’t take home the clock (though I did buy a super cute scarf and some adorable rose gold spoons) I left with some inspiration to try my own DIY version. This DIY colorblocked wall clock is super easy to make—no previous crafting or painting skills are required!
I decided to hang mine in my home studio but it’s a great wall accessory for a living room or bedroom. My version uses the same coral and navy color palette as the one I spotted but you can use whatever color palette you like so it matches your decor.
Would you rather buy or DIY? Watch the video below if you’re team DIY!
DIY Colorblock Wall Clock
wood clock panel
3/8″ wide balsa wood strip
dark blue paint
foam brush + paint brush
pencil + ruler
- Use a foam brush to apply wood stain to just over half of the front of the wood panel. Paint the edges too and then use a paper towel to wipe away excess stain. Allow the stain to dry. Be sure to paint and wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
- Apply painter’s tape down the middle so the unstained side is masked off. Paint one coat of coral paint, allow it to dry, and paint a second coat.
- Use a pencil and ruler to measure out 12 – 1.25″ pieces on the balsa wood strip. Cut them with scissors.
- Paint the little wood pieces on the tops and sides. Allow them to dry completely.
- Arrange the painted wood pieces evenly around the clock. Use super glue to glue each piece into place.
- Assemble the clock mechanism according to the direction on the package and you’re done! I used Command Strips to hang my clock on the wall.
Love this DIY video? Get a first look at my next video tutorial on my Facebook video page!
Tan of Squirrelly Minds
So cute! I love the little pieces for the numbers
SarahTan of Squirrelly Minds
Thanks so much, Tan!
OMG this is SO cute!! It’s the perfect complement to your office, too. Love it!
Looks better than the one you can buy:-) I love it!
Thanks so much, Kali!
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I made this clock using the products I purchased using the links, and while it came out beautiful the clock mechanism from the link doesn’t fit the wood from the link
Hi Susie! I’m sorry to hear it didn’t fit properly. I created this tutorial almost 7 years ago so there’s a chance the products in the links have changed.