Make a cute and simple DIY chalkboard clock with just a few supplies from the craft store!
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
Chalkboard paint (color is arrowhead)
Drill & drill bits
1. The first thing you need to do is mark the exact center of the wood plaque.
2. Next you need to drill a hole big enough to fit your specific clock kit. 3. 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. 4. 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!
5. 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. 6. Then draw your clock face on however you want! 7. Finally, reassemble the clock parts, add a battery and you’re done! (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. )
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