This is an easy and very unique DIY project that uses 12 family photos to create a wall clock. The DIY wall clock can be made any size to fit any interior wall and the family photos can be changed as desired.
Materials Needed for DIY Family Photo Wall Clock
* 13 picture frames (various sizes)
* One clock kit (available at craft store)
* 12 family photos
* Sheet of white paper
* Piece of cardboard
* Spray paint (to paint picture frames, if needed)
**Picture frames can be any size desired. However, consider the overall size of the clock once it is in place. Picture frames that are two inch by three inch, and no larger than four inch by six inch frames will create a wall clock that will dominate an entire wall.
Paint the Picture Frames
To create a unified look for the family photo clock, paint all the picture frames the same color. Remove the glass from the picture frames, lay flat on a protected surface, then spray paint in your choice of paint color.
Install Clock Kit into Picture frame
One of the 13 picture frames will be placed in the center of the wall clock and house the clock kit. The picture frame should be small enough to allow the clock hands to extend past the frame sides.
The clock kit is a simple DIY install project – use the glass removed from that picture frame as a template to cut the sheet of white paper to fit the frame. A piece of cardboard the same size will be needed too (most picture frames come with a suitable piece of cardboard).
After the sheet of white paper and cardboard have been cut to fit the frame, place them on top of each other. Measure and mark the center of the paper and cardboard, then poke a small hole through the center just large enough for the clock’s spindle to fit through. Use a knife tip, screw driver tip or ink pen tip to make the hole.
Place the white paper and cardboard into the picture frame (no glass) with the white paper facing front. Poke the clock’s spindle through the hole and attach the clock hands onto the spindle. The clock kit is completed.
Chose 12 Family Photos For The Wall Clock
Replace the glass into the remaining 12 painted and dried picture frames and chose the family photo for each frame.
Make a paper template for each picture frame and using painter’s tape, tape the paper templates to the wall to create an eye appealing clock pattern. The frame housing the clock kit will be in the center, the 12 family photos will each represent an hour on the wall clock. Mark the spots on the wall for nails or picture hangers, install, then hang the new family photo wall clock.