Make a wall clock: 8 original ideas

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Make a wall clock: 8 original ideas

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Hello everyone, in this article we are going to show you that it is possible and even very easy to make a clock with everyday objects that are no longer used or are meant to be thrown away. You will have understood that you will be able to reduce your waste while making useful everyday objects.

How to make a clock ?

To make a clock (mural or not) it is very simple, you just have to have these three objects in your possession:

- a mechanism.
- hands.
- a support.

The mechanism is very easily found in the trade at a small price. You can also buy hands with the mechanism or make your own.

To combine these elements you just have to make a hole in the support, slide the mechanism in it and add the needles. Add a power source (AA battery), set the mechanism to the time and here is your clock ready to display the time. Of course there are some decorative steps to add if you want to have a personalized clock to your taste.

8 ideas of original clocks easy to make :

A few picture ideas showing the results that can be obtained by using everyday materials and objects to make clocks easily with your little hands.

1) Cardboard clock

To make a cardboard wall clock, nothing could be simpler, just take a cardboard big enough to represent a clock (the one from your last Amazon package for example). Drill a hole in the center with a chisel or a cutter, pass the mechanism through it, install the hands and that's it. Ideal as a practical and creative activity with children.

2) Cork clock

If you have cork coasters that you don't use anymore it's time to use them! They are generally very round and at the perfect size to make a beautiful clock. In addition, it gives new life to this object that has served you valiantly for many years.

It is also possible to keep the corks of the bottles to stick them together and make a very original clock. It certainly takes time but the result is really worth it and once again allows you to throw less.

3) Clock with a vinyl

It is possible to recover its old 33 laps to make a clock. We know this very well at Horloge Factory because we are the first to make clocks by recycling vinyl. Do not hesitate to visit our collection of vinyl wall clocks if you are interested.


4) Clock in pallet

By using palettes as a support the result can become very interesting. The advantage with the pallet is that it is easy to cut out pieces to replace them and give them a chosen shape. Let your creativity play, wow effect guaranteed.

5) Clock in LEGO

These small stacking bricks can also be used to make a wall clock worthy of the name, the advantage is that if you want to change the shape or size just add or remove LEGO. Who said children's toys couldn't tell time with originality? 😉

6) Clock with photos

Why not reorganize the placement of your photo frames to form a circle and place a mechanism with needles in the center?

We offer similar clocks in our photo wall clock collection. Feel free to have a look at them, they're perfect for personalizing your decor with your best memories while having a practical side by displaying the time.


7) Clock with plates

Small, simple and efficient, it is possible to make a clock with a cardboard plate. The advantage is that these plates are really cheap, so it is possible to try and make different design / decoration easily.

For the more resourceful it is also possible to make a clock with porcelain plates but it is at your own risk, note that these clocks were very popular at the time.

8) Clock with a camembert box

You probably haven't thought about it, but even pie boxes can be used to create an original clock. Small in size, they are fun to make and offer the possibility of not throwing them in the trash, giving new life and functionality to these small boxes.

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Want to install a quality clock made by pros in your home? Horloge Factory is a reference in terms of clocks in France. With more than 500 products ranging from the design wall clock to the giant wall clock you will surely find a clock that will suit the design of your interior decoration.

I hope that with this article you have been able to make beautiful clocks with everyday objects that were lying around your home. Please let us know in a commentary which idea you liked best.

If you are still feeling creative with your children, feel free to check out our article on how to draw an hourglass step by step.

We look forward to telling you the time 🕒,

The Master of Time