diy colour block clock
Like me are you in need of a quick DIY to spruce up that bare wall in your home office or room? I came across this diy clock by Molly from Almost Makes Perfect, and love the concept. I am a huge fan of colour blocking, and while you can be as wild with colours as you wish, this is a good example of a minimal blocking where texture plays a part. Personally I like the clean and simplistic option of the bare clock face and single colour against the beautiful wood grain.
• A clock kit (purchase here:)
• Wood clock base
• Acrylic paint of your choice
• Painters tape
not pictured :
• A small paint brush
• A pencil
• Sand paper
• Anything with a circular shape to trace around
Step 1: Sand your clock to get a smooth finish, then tape off half the wood with your painters tape and burnish it by smoothing with your nails.
Step 2: Using anything that has a round shape and is smaller than your clock, trace around the shape for a semi – circle, think pot lids (Molly used an old trash bin that was sized just right).
Step 3: Mix your paint with water so it’s more of a wash rather than a thick layer of paint.
Step 4: Paint the center and then carefully free hand around your circular shape. Make sure you dont have much paint on the brush when you do the edges or it’ll bleed.
Step 5: Once your paint is dry, slowly remove the tape and assemble your clock kit as instructed.
Wouldn’t these make great holiday gifts?