A few months back I saw clock in the shape of California that someone had found at a thrift store and repurposed in their home and I loved it. Today we’re doing better than that. We’re making a clock with the whole country!
- Rustic USA Map
- clock movement
- Creative Woodburner Value Tool or Creative Versa-Tool
- HotStamp Numbers & Symbol Set
- DecoArt Color Stain, ash gray
- paint brush
- sandpaper or sanding block
Step One: Drill a hole for the clock movement to be inserted into later.
Step Two: Lightly sand the raw wood and stain. Apply the stain with a paint brush and wipe off with a rag. The stain looks dark in this photo but it will dry lighter.
Step Three: After the stain has dried completely, sand until the surface is smooth. Remove as much color as you want from the edges for a more rustic look.
Step Four: Insert clock movement, following directions on the package.
Step Five: Burn numbers on clock. I chose to only do 3, 6, 9, and 12. Here’s my wood burning set up so I don’t burn my table:
Step Six: Insert AA battery and hang up your clock!
Check out these other projects made with Walnut Hollow clock movements:
- Retro Wall Clock
- Decoupage Floral Napkin Clock
- Wedding Clock Guest Book
- To Do Clock
- Chalkboard Clock
Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve ever made a clock.
I’m Ann Tatum from Duct Tape and Denim. I’m a jewelry designer but I can’t contain my creativity to just jewelry! From childhood I’ve loved just about every craft I’ve ever tried. And my studio currently looks like I’m enjoying every craft! I especially love upcycling vintage finds. I raised two daughters who are now married, have one grandson, and live with my musical husband and the boss of our house, the cat. Follow our adventures on DuctTapeAndDenim.com.