How to Make a Custom Clock

comments (10) September 20th, 2013     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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I used a photo I took—you can use a picture of you with your loved one or anything else personalized!
I can carry supplies around in my working clock!
Contrasting colors really make this clock pop!
I used a photo I took—you can use a picture of you with your loved one or anything else personalized!

I used a photo I took—you can use a picture of you with your loved one or anything else personalized!

Photo: Lee Meredith
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If you want to use a photo (or any picture) for the face of your clock, just measure the diameter and print it out the right size or have it printed at a photo lab. I used my home photo printer and didn't want to waste ink, so I cropped it to a circle in my photo-editing program before printing.

  You don't have to make the image into a circle-you can just print the whole thing and cut it out.

If the original clock art popped out, use it as a template for cutting your picture to size. If not, you'll have to carefully cut out the circle to fit the space.

  It's always safer to cut a little too big, then trim down as needed, rather than cut too small in the first place.

Cut out the hole in the center using an X-Acto knife if you have one and also using the original paper as a template if possible.

  Carefully cut the hole out with scissors if you don't have an X-Acto knife.

Now glue in your new picture. Be sure to position it how you want it, using the wall hanger as a guideline for the top of the clock.

  I used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue for this part.

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Comments (10)

Moptop27 writes: Going to try it and put grandchildren faces on
Posted: 8:48 pm on September 20th
EchoLin writes: cutton clock, i love the flower inside the clock.
Posted: 5:17 am on March 19th
Nodan writes: I am wondering is these clocks real clocks? I think they are just decorations. I like them as decorations.
Posted: 12:48 am on January 19th
Zadig writes: Interesting...

To Craftyjana: to make a hole in a diner plate you will have to mark the center and put a piece of duck tape on that spot and drill the hole, starting with slow speed, and increasing the speed softly. It work well...
Posted: 1:03 pm on August 6th
EQOnlineFabricStore writes: I love these. I need a clock for my living room. I may try one of these ideas.
Posted: 12:34 pm on August 6th
CraftyJana writes: Great idea! recycle - recycle - recycle
I would be interested in applying an old working clock face to a dinner plate.
What type of drill would one use to drill a hole in china dinnerware?
I have always wanted to make a clock for my kitchen from one of my extra antique plates.

Posted: 11:19 am on January 14th
sergun writes: beautiful!
Posted: 8:56 am on December 24th
ilovetweek writes: me too!
Posted: 2:19 pm on December 21st
AppleSweetTalk writes: Amazing! I love the idea! I'll try to make one.
Posted: 7:30 pm on June 15th
Sister_Diane writes: Fantastic! And I love seeing all these different versions.
Posted: 1:35 pm on November 29th
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