DIY Hexagon Clock

DIY Hexagon Clock  |  My Crafty Spot

I loved chevrons (still do).  Then I loved herringbone (still do).  Now I’m sort of obsessed with hexagons.  Yep … I jumped on that bandwagon, and I’m loving’ in!  I’ve been wanting to do something with hexagons for a while now, I just couldn’t decide what.  I was strolling the clearance aisle at Michael’s and I came upon an unfinished wood clock face for $2.99.  Also, just so we’re clear here, when I say ‘strolling’ I really mean quickly perusing the area knowing at any moment my two year old’s sucker would be gone, and his cooperation with this shopping trip would quickly come to an end.

Ideas were forming in my mind already, and I initially thought that I would paint or stencil hexagons onto the face.  Then my hexagon paper punch arrived (love Amazon Prime), and my plan changed slightly.

Let’s skip right to the finished product … here’s how it turned out:

Hexagon-Clock3e

We’re in the process of getting baby #3’s nursery completed (eta mid-May).  This clock combines the main colors we’re planning in the nursery … yellow, turquoise/mint, and navy.  If baby 3 happens to be a little lady, maybe I’ll repaint the hands or outer edge bright pink (98% sure that #3 is a boy, though … just a gut feelin’).

Want to make one in colors customized to your decor?

Here’s what you’ll need:

DIY Hexagon Clock  |  My Crafty Spot

SUPPLIES

  1. Clock face
  2. White craft paint or spray paint for clock face (already painted in picture above)
  3. Cardstock (I used three colors for this clock)
  4. Hexagon punch (I used Fiskar’s Large Hexagon punch)
  5. Clock movement kit (Michael’s … use your 40% off coupon to get this for around $5).
  6. Mod Podge (I used the glossy finish)

And here’s the how-to:

DIY Hexagon Clock  |  My Crafty Spot

STEP BY STEP

  1. Sand and paint bare clock face
  2. Cut hexagons with punch from card stock and plan layout on clock face.
  3. I started laying in hexagons moving from the center row out.  You’ll want to get this first row aligned well, as the placement of all other hexagons will be based on these.  Draw two lines on either side of the center hole to help align.
  4. Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to center row, set hexagons in place, cover with an additional layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Move onto the second row repeating the process.
  6. Cover entire face with hexagons and a generous amount of Mod Podge on top.  Let the hexagons on the edge hang over … once the Mod Podge is dry, it’s easy to trim them to fit the clock face.
  7. Flip clock over and using an x-acto knife, trim hexagons.
  8. Clock face complete!
  9. Install clock movement kit … and, if you’re like me, you’ll want to give the clock hands a makeover, too (see below).
DIY Hexagon Clock  |  My Crafty Spot

CLOCK HANDS MAKEOVER

The traditional black ‘fancy’ shaped metal hands just weren’t the look I was going for with this clock.  Michael’s didn’t have many other options, however.  Time for a makeover!  Using some very thin balsa wood (also at Michael’s), and x-acto knife, white paint, and super glue, I was able to overlay some more modern looking hands right over the ‘fancy’/ugly black hands.  Best part?  The clock still works (which is sort of key here)!

DIY Hexagon Clock  |  My Crafty Spot

Now, I would love to show you how this looks in the new nursery, but it’s completely torn up right now.  If this baby has a place to sleep when he/she arrives we’ll be lucky at the pace we’re going!  6 1/2 weeks and counting ….

At least the baby will have a fancy hexagon clock, though!  Priorities.

Thanks for having me today!  Stop on over to View From The Fridge to see what else we’re up to this month and say hello!

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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Comments

  1. I must get a hexagon punch ASAP! Great idea to use paper instead of stenciling the clock face – I love that it adds a little dimension. And the colors are perfectly bright and cheery without being annoyingly bring & cheery 🙂 Gotta love the clearance section for inspiring greatness!

  2. Awwwww this is so cool and it will work for girl or a boy nursery! I need to get one of those hexagon punches I love it!! Great job on this Katie, the colors and pattern are really beautiful.

  3. Hello! I just purchased a hexagon puncher and I LOVE what you did with it!!!! Geometric projects are so fun!
    So want to make this!!!
    cheer,
    Ursula

  4. This is so cool! I really want to make one of these! I need one of these in my office 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I love it! I think this will look great in Baby #3’s nursery! Love the colors!

  6. I love it! I would love to have something similar in my office, the colors are just so sunshine-y and bright!

  7. I’ve always been a big fan of houndstooth, but this hexagon pattern is pretty awesome! I think you got a hexagon/chevron pattern going on here. Oh and I’m totally in the boat with the lollipop, I like to get those 30. cent lollipops at the front of Michael’s for the boys.

  8. i love hexagon too! the clock is awesome!

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