DIY Chalkboard Clock

Sometimes I can be really indecisive, but the best part of this clock is that you never have to make up your mind on the design. If you get sick of it, just wipe it off and start over. I did all of my designs in white, but there’s no reason you can’t go nuts with colored chalk, too.
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
Here’s how to make your own chalkboard clock.

Chalkboard Clock

Materials:
Wooden center-drilled round
Clock kit (don’t forget a battery!)
Clock hands
Primer
Chalkboard paint
Spray paint (optional)
Sandpaper (fine)
Chalk
Foam brush
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
Methods:
1. Paint your wooden round with a coat of primer to seal the raw wood. You can use spray or brush-on primer, but I had brush-on, so that’s what I used. Let dry according to instructions on the package.

2. Paint the round with at least three light coats of chalkboard paint, making sure to cover the sides, too. Lightly sand and wipe away the dust before the final coat. Allow to dry according to the instructions on your paint.
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
3. I couldn’t find white clock hands that I liked, so I painted brass hands with a couple of coats of white paint.

4. After the chalkboard paint has dried, rub soft white chalk all over the surface of your clock face and wipe it off. This will help condition the surface.
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
5. Assemble your clock mechanism and draw the face of your clock. Go as wild (or traditional) as you like!
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.
6. Add the clock battery, and hang it up.
Change up your clock face whenever you feel like it with this DIY chalkboard clock.

9 thoughts on “DIY Chalkboard Clock

  1. Cute idea. I’d love to make one of these myself. I just read your profile blurb and saw that you live in Portland, OR. I just moved to Portland this month. Where do you buy these supplies locally? Specifically the clock kit and the wooden round? Or did you buy these items online?

    • Hi Ellen, welcome to Portland! I hope you’re enjoying it so far. I bought both the clock kit and the wooden round at Michaels (the one out near the airport), and I found the paint at Fred Meyers, though Michaels probably has that, too.

    • transientexpression says:

      Hi Ellen, welcome to Portland! I hope you’re liking it here so far. I bought the clock kit and wood round at Michael’s (the one out near the airport), and the paint at Fred Meyer, though Michael’s probably has that, too.

      • Thanks so much! Portland is lovely so far. It’s only been a week, but I’m loving all the greenery everywhere. Can’t wait to connect with DIY folks locally.

  2. i love love love this!! we have a clock from ikea that is just so blah so i might actually use this for a makeover w/ it : )

  3. Chiara from One O says:

    Great one Rachel! I love the fact that as soon as you get bored you can just change it’s layout. And it’s neutral colours make it perfect for any interior I think! Lots of love!
    Chiara | http://www.one-o.it

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