DIY Clock – West Elm Inspired

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I’m so excited about this series! Seriously, we have some amazing knockoffs coming your way. I’m sharing a pretty easy one with you today.

We are neck-deep in a kitchen remodel and yet, I keep finding myself looking at kitchen decor items. We definitely aren’t anywhere close to the decorating part of things, but that doesn’t stop me from browsing and dreaming about how I want to decorate.

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While gathering my ideas for the decorating part of the kitchen remodel; I fell hard for this West Elm clock:

West Elm Clock

I love the size (it’s 20 inches in diameter), but I didn’t love the price ($149). So, I decided to make my own; or I had Luke make me one! Lol. Actually, I completely ran out of time this week, so I begged my hubby to make it for me. He delivered!

Here it is:

DIY Clock - Did you know that you make a clock? It's simple and fun. This HOW-TO tutorial will show you how!

Cute right? We didn’t outline the plate (because I haven’t decided on the final metals for the kitchen) but you could easily gold leaf the edge or use a metallic sharpie.

Want to know how to make your own for a fraction of the cost of the original? Sure you do!

Gather your supplies.

Scrapbook Numbers

Ceramic Plate ( I found the one I used at TJmaxx but here’s a similar one)

Spray Paint (My favorite brand)

Clock Parts

Clamp

Super Glue

1. Find the center of the plate and use a ceramic tile bit to make a hole. We used two different bits, using the smaller bit first to make sure we didn’t crack the plate.

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2. Determine the spacing of your numbers. We did this by using string and a nut to keep the string from pulling through.

how to mark a plate to make a clock

3. Place your 12, 3, 6, and 9 first making it easier to place the in-between numbers next.

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4. Use superglue to adhere the numbers to the plate. We used a clamp to make sure they were extra-stuck. =)

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5. Now that all the numbers are on (ignore the wonky  3 – it’s not too wonky in person!); spray paint the plate and the numbers.

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6. Put the clock part together on the plate.

DIY Clock - Did you know that you make a clock? It's simple and fun. This HOW-TO tutorial will show you how!

The West Elm clock is $149 and ours came to about $50. We had to buy the ceramic drill bits (which were about $15), the plate and the clock parts.

I think it will be a fun addition to our kitchen!

Want to see what the other ladies of the Knock Out Knock Off’s came up with?

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Brave New Home – House Clock

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The Gathered Home – Metallic Pillows

I seriously can’t wait to read all the details on their knock offs. Make sure to hop around and check them out!

Linking up to:

C.R.A.F.T.Project Inspire(d)The MakersThe Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-Z, Hit Me With your Best ShotWork It Wednesday,  Fry Sauce and GritsLiz Marie BlogThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, Tatertots and Jello, Link It or Lump It, Sunday Soiree and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    What a wonderful hubby you have! This looks great. I always start dreaming of all of the details before the big stuff is done too…I just can’t help it! Can’t wait to see your kitchen :) Thanks for partying with us at The Makers!

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