DIY Rustic Modern Wall Clock

DIY Rustic Modern Wall Clock –

You guys. I’m pretty sure this is my most favorite project ever. This rustic modern wall clock truly makes me smile.

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This project was created in part with Walnut Hollow. Thank you for supporting those brands which help make this blog possible.

Okay, I might say that about most of the projects I make. But let’s be honest here, your projects are like your babies, and you love every single one of them more than life itself so long as they behave the way you expect. And when they don’t, they’re still like babies – the ones who fight you every step of the way – and you still love them as you clench your teeth while reaching for the Xanax.

I’m only kidding… Or am I?

But seriously, this project was easy, fun, and I totally adore the outcome.

Have you ever tried wood burning (as in the art of pyrography)? I’ve always wanted to but was a little intimidated by it. You know, a burning hot stick in my clumsy hand… I just couldn’t foresee a positive outcome happening. But I was so wrong. It’s actually quite easy, and I have proof. As a matter of fact, it was so fun that I can’t wait to show you how it’s done.

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As I was designing this clock, I wanted a rustic modern look that would fit in with the style of the home it would reside in. For the rustic, I left the wood in its natural state. And for the modern, I added a bright white paint and some copper details.

Here’s the supply list used from Walnut Hollow. You can click the links below to view their products (and they’re currently having a 20% off sale!):

diy modern rustic clock supply list | homeologymodernvintage.comGlow Straight Clock Hands / Large Round Clock / 3/4″ Clock Movement / Wood Burning Tool

In addition to the clock and its parts, you’ll also need painter’s tape, white acrylic paint, a paint brush (my favorite set), and 1/4″ copper tape (affiliate links).

To create the same look, start by making 12 individual divisions onto your clock face (think of each section as one hour on the clock). Use this handy dandy template from which to create your divisions.

Place the template in the center of your clock face and very lightly trace your lines.

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Once you have the clock face divided proportionately, begin decorating by using your pre-heated wood burning tool and the rounded flow point tip in the 3 and 4 o’clock positions as well as in the 10 o’clock position. Gently press into the wood with your wood burner to create random dots.

If you’ve never worked with a wood burning tool before, it might help to practice with each of the tools included in your kit. When you do, you’ll very quickly get a feel for what each tool can do and for how much pressure to use. So fun!

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After you’ve created the dotted pattern on your clock face, tape off and paint two to three coats of white paint filling in the 7 and 8 o’clock positions as well as in the 11 and 12 o’clock positions. Remove tape and let dry.

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Once your paint is fully dry, add two strips of copper tape as above, then mount the clock hands and the movement.

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Now you, too, have a sassy modern rustic wall clock that will make you smile. Be sure to “Pin” the image below to your favorite board for future reference.

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I was honored to be a part of the March Create & Share DIY Challenge (hosted by Stephanie of Casa Watkins) where I was challenged to brainstorm a creative way to use my chosen product. I love a good challenge! Walnut Hollow sponsored this month’s gig with some fun items from their product line. Visit the links below to see all the creative ways these products were used by the rest of the Create & Share group and get inspired to do some pyrography of your own!

And be sure to take advantage of the sale currently happening at Walnut Hollow. They have some great products for your own creative diy! (Click the image to visit their site.)

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