DIY Chalkboard Clock

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Make a cute and simple DIY chalkboard clock with just a few supplies from the craft store!

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Ok, I know everyone uses their phones and computers to tell time these days, but I still like a clock in most rooms so I can just quickly glance up and check the time. I really really hate being late for things. And yes, I guess I could just wear a watch but the baby would probably just chew on it so I prefer an actual clock. Does that make me old? Anyway, the other day I realized that one place we’re missing a clock is in the downstairs bathroom. And we’ve been using that bathroom a lot more these days because the other one shares a wall with the baby’s room and so we don’t really use that one when she’s asleep. So I grabbed a few supplies from the craft store and decided to make my own cute chalkboard clock! Here’s how you do it!

DIY Chalkboard Clock

Laser cut wood plaque (here’s the one I bought)

Chalkboard paint (color is arrowhead)

Clock kit

Drill & drill bits

1. The first thing you need to do is mark the exact center of the wood plaque.

DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com2. Next you need to drill a hole big enough to fit your specific clock kit. DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com3. Then paint the wood plaque with at least two coats of chalkboard paint. If yours is a little rough, give it a light sanding first. DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com4. I also decided I wanted the clock hardware to be a different color (not gold) and I was feeling lazy so instead of spray painting them, I tried painting them with a couple light coats of chalk paint (not chalkboard paint). And you know what? It worked? Would I recommend chalk paint over metal on something that gets touched a lot? No. But for the moment it’s fine on the clock hands. Go figure. I’ll update you all if it’s a problem later!

DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com5. To prepare your  chalkboard surface, rub all over with the flat side of a piece of chalk. Then rub it in with a tissue or rag. This prepares the chalkboard surface and keeps your first drawing from leaving permanent marks. DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com6. Then draw your clock face on however you want! DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com7. Finally, reassemble the clock parts, add a battery and you’re done!DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com(Note: I thought I was going to leave the twine tied on top but I ended up not in the end so the clock is hanging by the little hanger on the back of the clock mechanism itself. )DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com DIY Chalkboard Clock, super simple DIY project! | littleredwindow.com

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