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 color block 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 décor.
DIY COLOR BLOCK WALL CLOCK
- 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.
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