Every time I’m stumped about my next DIY, I typically just look at what I already have that’s broken or just needs a little TLC. A few months ago, my sister and I went thrift shopping and we found a basic wall clock that we thought could use a little extra love. It was only $2.00 so we ended up purchasing it and a decorative dish that was originally from Ikea. Upon bringing it home, we found that the clock didn’t work and the glass insert was broken. It was falling apart in so many ways so we just set it to the side to deal with later. Those of you who frequent your local thrift stores and flea markets know what I’m talking about. You have the “deal-with-it-later” pile that just keeps stacking up. Well today I figured I’d dissect the clock to create a wall art piece while also using the decorative bowl.
Now I’m definitely not saying you should go buy a clock, take the parts off and make another clock! That’s a bit too much. If you want to create something like this, I’d suggest purchasing the Hultet dish from Ikea and also buying a clock assembly kit to complete it. Most craft stores sell the clock hands and battery mechanisms for assembling. But I didn’t want to throw this faulty clock away, so I decided to use its parts to make some wall art.
This dish worked perfectly for this DIY. Sure, I could’ve just let it sit on my coffee table, but I like it much better this way. There is a small lip at the back of the dish which makes it easy to hang on the wall using a nail or Command Strip. After assembling, you can keep it clear and undecorated if your prefer, though below you can see another idea on how to decorate it for a kids party.
It’s Party Time! This clock decor would be cute to display at a kids party or event. I cut washi tape in triangular strips to create confetti and adhered it to the clock in different spots. Using washi tape is a non-permanent, decorative option. One day it displays as mature wall art, and the next you’re using it for your kids party!
You can also create an “it’s bedtime” or “it’s playtime” option for your kids as well. Set the clock to your chosen time and hang! I think this clock is super fun on its own but also makes a wonderful party decoration. All in all, DIYing this clock cost us around $5.00 since we were able to get all the parts from our local thrift shop. I’m so glad I didn’t toss the old clock solely because it didn’t work. Reuse, reuse , reuse!