DIY Emoji Wall Clock

Emojis are super popular right now! You can find them on almost anything.  If you or a child in your home love them too, this super adorable Emoji Wall clock is the DIY project for you! The smooth Walnut Hollow Circle Panel Clock was a perfect surface for the Emoji.  I picked two of my favorite Emoji faces to put on these easy to make clocks, but you could use any emoji you love!

DIY Emoji Wall Clocks

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Emoji Wall Clock:

Step one:

Paint the Circle Clock Surface with Yellow Paint.  I used DecoArt Multi Surface Satin in “Canary”

Paint the Emoji Clock Base

After the yellow paint is dry, Go back and highlight it by mixing some White in with the Canary Yellow and painting the center of the clock out to about 1 inch from the edge.

Step two:

Draw or trace your favorite emoji face onto the Yellow Clock Circle.  You can print out an emoji face and use the graphite transfer paper to copy it onto the circle if you aren’t comfortable drawing it yourself.

Step three:

Paint the details on your emoji.  I used white paint for the eye,  and black to outline.  “Dark Chocolate” brown for the mouth, “School bus” yellow for the darker yellow shadows and to put under the brown for highlights in the mouth and closed eye.   I used “True Red” for the Tongue (and the heart eyes on the heart face emoji) with “Carousel Pink” for highlights.

One of my favorite tips for adding easy shadows or highlights when painting is to use a flat brush.  Dip one corner of the brush in the shadow (or highlight) color, and the other corner of the brush in the base color. For the emoji heart eyes, I used Dark Chocolate for the shadows, and the same True Red as the eye to blend.  Make sure the brush is wet and lightly drag the dark corner around the edge of the heart eye to shade.

Step four:

Seal the clock surface with a Decou-page sealer.  I used a gloss finish, but you can use matte or semi-gloss depending on your preference.  I like the shine! Allow the sealer to dry completely before moving on to the next step, at least 1 hour.

Step five:

Assemble the clock kit using the easy to follow instructions on the back of the kit.  It’s super easy to put it together and the kit comes with everything you’ll need.  I opted to leave the numbers off of my clock face for now, but you can add the numbers if you’d rather have them.  They peel and stick, no need for additional glue.   The clock requires 1 AA battery to operate (not included) and you don’t need any hanging hardware because there is an opening on the back of the clock mechanics to hang the clock from.

If you can’t pick a favorite Emoji to do, paint one on each side of the clock surface, and then just turn the clock kit around when you want a change!

Wink Tongue Emoji Clock

The Walnut Hollow Circle Panel Clock Surface is exactly the same on both sides.

Heart Face Emoji Clock

Two for the price of one! You can’t beat that!  I made two clocks so both of my teens could hang one in their rooms.  Pop on over to the Walnut Hollow site to get the supplies you need.

You can’t help but smile when you look at them!  Which emoji is your favorite?


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DIY Emoji Clock with Walnut Hollow Clock Kits and Surfaces


After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.

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