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DIY Clock Makeover
redo an old clock with this simple tutorial.

Posted by Timia L. Published See Timia L.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 1
    Step 1

    in your photo editor of choice (I used Inkscape), make a circle. I chose to change the background of my clock's face to white.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 2
    Step 2

    place a smaller circle inside the circle. set the new circle on the path of the larger circle.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 3
    Step 3

    scatter inside the circle making sure that their are twelve new small circles (one for each hour).

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 4
    Step 4

    insert sizable numbers in the font you want (I picked Euphoria Script. whoo). Erase the circle outline.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 5
    Step 5

    print out your new clock face. I printed mine so four would fit to a page and it ended up being the perfect size.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 6
    Step 6

    disassemble your clock with a screwdriver. [pay close attention to how everything goes together so you can put it back!]

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 7
    Step 7

    carefully remove the hands from the clock's face and retrieve the background.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 8
    Step 8

    trace the old clock face onto your new design and cut it out. [if it is too big or too small to fit the original face, adjust it and reprint it. you can do it. go you.]

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 9
    Step 9

    paint the hands of the clock and the frame.

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 10
    Step 10

    paint the legs and the bells of the clock. [I used a tissue to cover up the clock as I sprayed the ringer. I was scared tape would mess it up somehow.]

  • How to make a recycled clock.  Diy Clock Makeover - Step 11
    Step 11

    after the paint dries, put all the pieces back together.

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