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.
Here’s how to make your own chalkboard clock.
Wooden center-drilled round
Clock kit (don’t forget a battery!)
Spray paint (optional)
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.
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.
5. Assemble your clock mechanism and draw the face of your clock. Go as wild (or traditional) as you like!
6. Add the clock battery, and hang it up.
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.