How to make a giant wall clock

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How to make a giant wall clock
Making a giant wall clock will dress up your space in no time. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Decorating a home can be a fun and exciting project, but it can also become expensive very quickly. To save money, try making your own giant wall clock. A decorative giant wall clock is inexpensive to make and it will change the look of your entire room once you hang it up.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Clock kit
  • Wrought iron numbers 1 through 12
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Level

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit a craft store and purchase a wrought iron clock kit, a set that includes the hands of a clock installed to a small motor with a place for a battery. Buy the correct battery for the clock kit as well. Make sure the clock kit includes the correct screws for installation. Purchase large wrought iron numbers one through 12, at least 2 inches long each, to match the clock kit.

  2. 2

    Select the location on your wall where you would like to install your giant wall clock. Place a pencil mark in the exact location that you would like the centre of the clock to be. Measure horizontally one foot from the mark to your left and make another mark. Measure a second time horizontally one foot from the mark, except measure to the right. Starting from the floor, measure the distance to each of the last two pencil marks to determine whether they are the same height from the ground. Affix the proper wrought iron number to each mark with screws and your screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Measure vertically one foot up from the centre pencil mark and make another mark with your pencil. Repeat this step one foot down from the centre mark as well. Install the correct wrought iron numbers to each mark, placing the 12 at the top and the 6 at the bottom. Measure the rest of the marks one foot from the centre point and place marks for each number. Affix the remaining wrought iron numbers.

  4. 4

    Read the instructions on the clock kit and use your screwdriver and the screws that came with the kit to install the hands and motor directly on top of the pencil mark on your wall. Step back and look at your clock from afar. Make sure that it looks straight and even, and use your level to make any adjustments as necessary.

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