Homemade Clock Ideas

Many interesting things can be a housing for clock works. This guide contains homemade clock ideas.

August 29, 2011 Flag
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My friend's teenage son is part of a band. He loves rock music and plays the electrical guitar. For his birthday, I wanted to make a wall-mountable clock that would fit his interests.

The completed project.

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September 19, 2014 Flag
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Looking for a something to do with those old vinyl records? Turn them into a kitchen clock as a special birthday gift for a friend. A real budget-friendly craft that delivers a pleasing end result!

finished clock

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July 19, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a domino clock. Turn an inexpensive wall clock into a unique decoration that is fun and functional.

Making a Domino Clock

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February 5, 2013 Flag
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My husband just took the insides out and added this clock work. We wanted to keep this "oldie"

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February 11, 20130 found this helpful

That is adorable and functional, too. I love making clocks out of unusual things. Very clever!

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February 11, 20130 found this helpful

Ingenious! Love this idea.

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A Dog Gone Good Time (Or how to redo a Doctor's Clock) We have all seen them a million times hanging in the doctor's office, some pharmaceutical company wanting to promote their latest drug gave our doctor a free clock. Now our wonderful doctor, not wanting to be rude, hangs it in the waiting room for a couple of months until some lawyer files a suit against that drug and the clock ends up in the thrift store. Lucky us because the thrift store will sell us that clock really cheap because it has advertising on it.

I paid a dollar for the one in the picture. I loved the blue and green together and thought I need a new clock for my office. But I am not a big fan of advertising, unless it is something cute like the Campbell's kids, so I thought, "Why not try and redo it?" I found taking it apart was a snap (no harder than the kits you buy at Walmart or Michael's) and I had a calendar from last year with puppies on it that I just loved so I thought why not combine the two?

After I used the old calendar picture I got to thinking that I could have printed out any number of my pictures of my grandsons or family photos to use for this project. I also thought the an old piece of lace or embroidery or a piece of an old quilt could have also been used with a minimum of sewing. Just know what ever you use, it needs to be thin so that you still have room for the hands to move. So here are my instructions for redoing a old clock.

Time to complete: A half an hour


  • One old doctor's promotional clock
  • One old calendar picture
  • Some spray glue
  • Painters tape
  • Measuring tape


First I took apart the clock and took the working clock box off the back. Then I measured the raised circle in the middle. I made a cardboard template for it and then cut out my picture from the old calendar page. I masked off the outside ring with painter's tape and then sprayed on the spray glue and affixed the picture to the center. I then put the clock back together.

Now I have a great clock for my office and it only cost me a dollar and a half hour of my time.

Happy Recycling!

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May 6, 20080 found this helpful

Great idea! You could also use a cool print from wrapping paper or even hand made paper from paper shops.

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June 13, 20080 found this helpful

I worked for a dentist for years! Wish I had a nickle

for the clocks that got tossed. What a great tip

and how nice it looks.

Truly thrifty!

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Mix the dye and following package directions dye the wreath and wood. Let dry. Drill a hole in the middle of the wood and stretch the piece of netting over it.

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