How to make a watercolour clock

Make your own watercolour clock

Now the summer hols are over we’re back to clock watching (boo!). Give yourself something pretty to look at with this watercolour clock tutorial from Charlotte Smith.

You will need

  • Blank MDF clock face, 17cm (6¾”) diameter
  • Clock hands
  • Patterned fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

How to create the watercolour clock

Make your own watercolour clock

Step one

Make a template of the clock face by drawing around it on a piece of paper. Move the template over the fabric to select the prettiest section of the pattern, then cut around the fabric, leaving a wide border.

Make your own watercolour clock

Step two

Paint around the edge of the clock with the acrylic paint – we went for a contrasting colour but you could match to the fabric. Try not to get too much paint on the back of the clock. Apply another coat when dry.

Make your own watercolour clock

Step three

Apply a generous layer of Mod Podge to the front of the clock, right up to the edges. Place your fabric wrong side down onto the clock and smooth over, making sure there are no creases. Leave to dry.

Make your own watercolour clock

Step four

Cut the excess fabric from around the clock with scissors or a craft knife, then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front of the clock to seal the fabric. Leave to dry overnight.

Make your own watercolour clock

Make your own watercolour clock

Step five

Spray paint your clock hands in a contrasting colour. Once dry, fix to the clock following the manufacturer’s instructions, pop in a battery and you’re done.

Charlotte SmithAbout Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith lives by the sea in the south east with her husband, baby and naughty cat. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of collecting treasure and shares her passion for making the everyday beautiful on her blog, Lotts and Lots.

www.lottsandlots.blogspot.com