Updated on June 4, 2023
DIY Wooden Frame Clock. With just a few simple supplies and less than 15 minutes, you can create a custom clock to perfectly match your home decor.
We recently rearranged our living room for the first time in over ten years! It feels like a fresh, new space. However, as you get used to a new setup anywhere in your home, over time you realize you need certain extras to make it function correctly. What we needed was a pretty clock above the TV. I had parts sitting around to be able to make one, so that is what I did.
Since our living room furniture used to face the opposite direction, we had a digital clock that you could see from the couch. When we rearranged the room, you can no longer see the clock. And the new configuration of our living room meant that if we moved the digital clock it would be somewhat of a focal point on the TV wall. Not exactly pretty home decor!
DIY Wooden Frame Clock
- Wooden Frame*
- Plaid Chalk Paint
- Paint Brush*
- Scrapbook Paper
- Craft Knife
- Clock Assembly Kit*
- Cricut Machine and Vinyl (or number stickers*)
To start with I had an unfinished decorative wooden frame. This frame had been sitting around for a while waiting for the perfect project. Paint or stain the frame whatever color you want. I used some white chalk paint to finish mine.
While the frame dried, I assembled the clock assembly. I used the heavy chipboard insert that came with the frame and found the center by marking a line from corner to corner. Cut an X into the chipboard using a craft knife. Push the clock assembly up through the back of the chipboard.
Then, use your craft knife to trim away the excess chipboard to create a square for the assembly to fit through. Trim your scrapbook paper to the size of your chipboard insert and follow the same instructions to allow space for the clock assembly.
Assemble your clock parts using the instructions provided.
I didn’t want a completely blank clock, so I decided to cut some vinyl numbers with my Cricut machine. I used the font Imprint MT Shadow.
Cricut Design Space File: Clock Numbers
I cut out each individual letter, weeded the vinyl and used transfer tape to apply the numbers because of the intricate line that was cut with the font I chose.
I just eyeballed placing each number, but it was a little easier because there are 12 points on my frame.
Once I had all the numbers on the frame, I placed the chipboard insert with the clock assembly back into the frame.
This DIY wooden frame clock is perfect for our new living room set up. And I love that I was able to make it myself to match my living room exactly. You could easily add a stenciled design or even mod podge paper or fabric to your frame to match your decor.
This project was part of Craft Lightning Wood Edition. Your favorite bloggers have come together to share wooden craft projects that take 15 minutes or less to make. Check out the host’s blogs to see even more wood projects – The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and Pet Scribbles.