Easy DIY Cutting Board Clock

Easy diy clock from a cutting board (via abeautifulmess.com) Recently I bought this Missouri cutting board from Amazon. I guess I didn’t really pay attention to the listing that well because it turned out to be a little bit smaller than I thought. It would make a decent cheese plate cutting board, but shortly after receiving this in the mail, I got my heart set on turning it into some kind of wall decor.

Easy diy clock from a cutting board (via abeautifulmess.com)I just thought the state shape was too cute not to show off! I decided on turning it into a clock to go above our coffee cart area (which you can see in my home tour here). 

This is about the easiest project ever! This would make a fun gift. Or if you are jet-setter type, I could see getting a New York, Missouri (or other middle state, I’m just partial to Missouri myself!), and California and setting them to the three different time zones. Not that it’s super hard to figure out, just would make a fun display. 🙂

How to make a clock from a cutting boardSupplies:
state cutting board
-paint and brushes
-clock hardware (can be purchased at most craft stores)
-power drill and drill bit (I needed a 5/16 bit for my particular clock kit hardware.)

First, paint any part of the clock you want. I chose to paint just the edges. Neon colors tend to show up better with a layer of white paint (primer) underneath. So I did that first and then added my pink.

Adding clock hardware to a cutting boardThen you drill your hole in the center of the state (measure and just do your best, as each state shape is different). Also, if you are unsure what size drill bit you need for your clock hardware, I recommend starting smaller and working your way up through the sizes, checking each until it fits. Once you drill the hole too big, you can’t really go back. But if it’s too small, you can always drill it a little bigger. Just FYI.

Easy diy clock from a cutting board (via abeautifulmess.com) Once you add your hardware, you’re ready to display! Easy, right? My cutting board already came with a pre-cut hole in the center top so I had the option to hang my clock from that hole or from the clock hardware which comes with it’s own built-in hanger. I like the little pop of color this adds to our space! Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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