How to craft a stylish wall clock

Get a modern look for less with this easy make

diy wall clock on white wall

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Add a focal point to your space with a statement wall clock. Transform cardboard tubes into this fun flower shape and mount on the wall for a unique piece that is sure to impress!

You will need:
Cardboardtubes, £2 for 10, Hobbycraft Ruler
Pencil Craft knife & cutting mat Glue gun Black fast-dry enamel spray paint, £3.99 for 100ml, Plasti-kote Black card Scissors & tape Clock movement, £3.80, Clockparts

making wall clock using cardboard

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Step onePress the cardboard tubes flat and draw lines at 2cm intervals along the width of each. Place on a cutting mat and cut with a craft knife. Arrange six pieces into a flower shape with a hole in the centre. Glue together and add more pieces to form a large flower.

clock made using cardboard

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Step two
Spray the cardboard flower with two coats of black paint, leaving to dry between each one. Repeat on the other side. Use a pint glass to cut out a circular piece of black card and make a 3mm hole in the centre with a sharp pencil.

wall clock made using cardboard

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Step three
Glue the card to the flower centre. Push the spindle of the clock motor through the hole to the front, taping in place at the back. Fix the hands to the spindle and connect the motor.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.