DIY Plants on Pink Clock

DIY Plants on Pink Clock

Sometimes my inspiration for decor comes from the most far off of places, and this clock is no exception. I was inspired by the Plants on Pink Instagram feed to bring a little of the perfect combo that is lush green plants against a perfectly peachy pink backdrop to my home. While I may not have any pink walls in my house (yet!), this clock is the perfect #plantlady addition to my space. And with a cost of under $30, I could not be more thrilled with the results!


-24” raw wood round from Home Depot
pink acrylic paint
-faux palm and banana leaves from the craft store
-hot glue
clock movement
-white spray paint (optional)
picture hanging bracket

Step One: Paint the wood round with the pink acrylic paint.

Step Two: Hot glue on the palm and banana leaves onto the lower portion of the clock for a pop of green.


Step Three: Spray paint the clock movement white (optional) and then add a nail just above the center of the clock and hang your movement on it. You may want to make the correct position with a thumbtack first.


Step Four: Screw on a picture hanging bracket to the back of the clock so that you can hang your clock on the wall.



Now wasn’t that simple?! I love how this simple clock movement allows you to easily transform anything into a clock as long as you can add a nail to the center. And the oversized wood base really makes this clock a centerpiece. I am thinking that I will eventually move the clock above my fireplace in place of the mirror that is currently there so that it can really be on display. What kind of clock will you make now that you know how simple it is? xoxo. – Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • Really a very nice DIY, glad to see it and thanks for sharing this post and for the directions.

  • Love this! So simple. Remind of the decor in Palm Vaults in London!


  • That is an awesome idea! I love how it looks and the 3D effect the plants give 🙂

    Roksana |

  • What a creative idea, and I love the contrast between the pink and the green plants. It’s so fresh!

  • Thank you for sharing this – It’s an amazing but such a simple and easy thing to make. I just know that something like this clock would dress my walls up but also not be too in your face. I will definitely be adding this to my to do list.

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Chloe @

  • I love this DIY, it is so simple yet so trendy especially for home decor now. I will definitely be trying this one.

    M xx |

  • DYing, gorgeous! Pinned. This would look awesome in my daughter’s pink room 🙂

    Ursula @ { modern DIYS }

  • I like that you guys often have a 3-d element (i.s. the plastic fronds) to things you paint.

    – Greta

  • I initially thought the plants were painted on! Love the 3d look, and bringing greenery literally everywhere!

  • I love the post
    The pink Pineapple
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  • Plants on Pink is one of my favourite Instagrams – it got me hooked onto the colour combination, would be great to have a clock like this at home (to, you know, feed my obsession)!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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