DIY Rainbow Clock - The Surznick Common Room

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DIY Rainbow Clock

A couple months ago, as Sarah and I started slowly working on our office makeover, one thing we knew that we absolutely must have is a clock (of course!) That being said, we wanted this office space to be EXACTLY as we envisioned it, so instead of hunting endlessly for a clock we had in mind (and probably would never find), we decided to just make it!

Here's what you need:
- Foam poster board
- Xacto Knife or box cutter
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Assorted paints
- Paintbrush
- Clock motor kit

Here's what you do:

- Decide on the shape for your clock face, and sketch it out on the back of your poster board. Long ago, Sarah knew she wanted a hexagon shape. Luckily for us, our foam board had a grid on the back, so it was easy for us to get the angles and measurements right.

- Cut out your clock face using your knife.

- Decorate/paint/design your clock face. We opted not to use any numbers, and instead color each triangle of our hexagon to make a "rainbow wheel." We'll just rely on our 20+ years of experience reading analog clocks to tell the time.

- Poke a hole in the center of your clock face so you can insert your clock motor.
- From here you'll need to follow the assembly directions for whatever clock kit you have in order to properly attach your clock hands. Since we didn't want the fancy gold clock hands that came with our kit, I simply cut some nice card stock to cover each hand. I really like these bold, white block hands.

- In order to hang our clock on the peg board, I simply glued a soda tab to the top to serve as a little hook!

And that's it! I think this clock is the perfect little focus piece for our pegboard--it's practical and looks awesome.

Sarah & Nick