How to Build a Wall Clock  

A wall clock serves both a functional and decorative purpose in your home. If you have ever bought a clock for your home in the past, you know just how expensive a quality day can be. Making a watch for any room in your home is a relatively easy process, and do it yourself gives you the ability to fully customize the time for your space at a fraction of the cost of buying a brand new decorative clock as decorating with timepieces.

You need:

Clock movement kits, including clock hands and battery

. 12-inch round-cut solid wood.

Craft colors.


Clear lacquer spray paint.


Fine sandpaper.

Tape measure.


Picture hangers.

Picture hanger nails.


Carefully grind the 12-inch piece of wood to create a smooth bell surface to work with.

  1. Measure the wood from side to side and top to bottom to find the center of wood and select it. 3. Drill directly through the center of the wood. This allows you to attach the clock movements when you are ready to decorate the clock. 4. Turn the watch over so the back is facing up. Line picture hook 2 inches from the top edge of the clock, and fastened with small hinges nails. 5. Use color to design and customize the clock. If the room you plan to hang the clock has a decorating theme, consider painting a similar design on the dial. 6. Paint the numbers on the clock with boat paint. Place 12, 6, 9 and 3 to 5 inches across, bottom, left and right respectively of midpoint. Fill in the remaining clock number between the established figures. 7. When the paint is dry to touch, spray on the clear spray paint. This should be applied in a well ventilated area. Let the paint dry for an hour. Apply the second coat if necessary, and let each additional layer to dry for one hour. 8. My pierced hole, the mounting arms at the clock as well as the power supply. The arms should move easily around the face of the watch, while the battery box rests flat against the clock back.