I don’t know why, but I always had the impression that making a DIY clock would be really tedious and stressful. Boy was I wrong! This cute, customized photo clock is simple to make in about an hour. Really! It’s that easy. You’re going to love it. The idea was a perfect fit for our collaboration with Canon USA, so we used our MG6320 to print that adorable pug picture.
Supply list: Canon Semi-Gloss Photo Paper Plus, glue, clock kit, nail polish, X-Acto knife
Step 1. Print your favorite front facing photo! Be sure to choose a photo that will look nice when cut into a silhouette and will end up 6-8 inches wide.
Step 2. Once printed, glue your photo onto some foam board that is at least an 1/8-inch thick and use an X-Acto knife to cut out the face.
Step 3. Customize the clock arms with nail polish!
Step 4: Assemble the clock. Cut a small hole in the middle of your pet’s face and follow the instructions to mount your clock kit (you are just inserting your pet’s face where the clock face would usually go). Cut out four small paper dots and glue the dots onto the clock to indicate the noon, three, six, and nine o’clock positions.
All done! Isn’t it the cutest? You can use any photo to create this fun and easy clock. These make great gifts! Do you think you’d enjoy making your own?
xoxo. Elsie + Emma
Thanks for sharing such an amazing WALL CLOCK! Idea’s Will try it.
This is so much beautiful clock i must be buy this clock as soon.
Super fácil de fazer!
Che bella idea! Questa la provo! Grazie! Siete bravissime!
So adorable and easy to make! Can I ask where u got that blue nail polish? Thx!
What size clock kit? 1/2 inch or 3/4?thanks
Hehe so sweet! I think I might try this with my children’s faces for their rooms! Another inspiring idea from ABM 🙂
LOVE this idea! Just finished my version of this project – I used Grumpy Cat’s face! My next task is to make a clock using each of my three dog’s faces 🙂
This is so cute
This is fun and I am definitely doing this with my bunny and puppy, however, I can’t keep from loling at “Cut a small hole in the middle of your pet’s face” that could definitely be taken out of context in a bad way!
Where can I find the same pug face ;P
Such a cool and cute idea! I’ll have to try this. – http://thescribblingpixie.wordpress.com
Wow! I love it! I did it with a flower skull but it’s difficult to put the clock behind in the right position haha
cat clocks – I’m so trying this today. Where do you get clock kits
You guys are the patron saints of the broke. I LOVE YOU
Oops typo in my comment – I was trying to say we could NOT just run out to the store to get the mechanical portion of the clock.
This post brought a (happy) tear to my eye. It reminded me of when my sister and I were little, our grandfather would help us make clocks out of old records. We were living in Turkey at the time, so we could to just run to the store to pick up the mechanical portion of the clock, so my sister and I would pillage our house, our grandparents’ house, and of course willing neighbors’ homes (you could run around without supervision) to find old clocks that my sweet grandfather would then dismantle and then attach to the record. We would then decorate the face of the clock how we pleased – there were so many lying around our house and given away as gifts, we must have made at least a dozen! I think that project came to an end once our father discovered we had used one of his beloved albums (might have been a Beatles record – YIKES!) Oh, what fun we would have. I miss him.
So cute i love the idea ….thks girls…
Such a great idea! I’ve seen the stuff to make a clock at Hobby Lobby but never thought about using a photo to create a base! I love it. I think I may make one for a friend for christmas of her dog! Thank you for the idea!
Ahhh that’s so adorable! 🙂 Will definitely give them a try.