This post was most recently updated on January 17th, 2020
Aaron and I had a lot of fun making this photo collage clock last week! It makes me smile every time I walk past it. Wouldn’t this be a great gift for a grandparent? It’s so easy to make, too!
First you’ll need a clock base. What do I mean by a clock base? A wooden plaque (circle or square) that is about 1/2″ thick. We found our base on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It was actually a clock, but was missing the hands. I bought a new clock kit for it and it worked like a charm. As an added bonus, it was pre-drilled. Don’t worry though, a wooden plaque is easy to drill a hole in. So grab one, in any shape you’d like and you’ll be good to go.
You’ll also need a clock kit and a photo collage. A clock kit comes with a small motor with a place to put a battery and 2-3 clock hands. You can create a photo collage on Picmonkey and have it printed at Walmart or Costco. If you have a bunch of photos already printed out and would like to use those, you can make your own collage like I did for this photo collage canvas!
You’ll also need a few basic supplies like a battery drill, sponge brush, scissors and mod podge.
Now that you have your supplies, let’s get started on your DIY Photo Collage Clock!
DIY Photo Collage Clock
- 1 thin wood plaque
- photo collage
- mod podge
- sponge brush
- clock kit
- Drill a hole in the center of your wood plaque the same width as the fitting from the clock kit.
- Using a photo editing program, create a photo collage and print it out.
- Trim the collage to fit the base using scissors.
- Apply a layer of mod podge over the face of the wood plaque. Lay the collage on top and press to smooth.
- Poke a hole through the center of the collage where the clock kit will fit through.
- Attach clock kit according to package instructions.
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the thrifty ba says
read your post over at cheri and i have to say-you are one brave momma! i dont let me kids (9ys and 6yrs) help with crafts that will actually be displayed for more than a holiday! really cute blog you have here!
Darling! I love it! Pictures are a great way to decorate.
Carmie - the Single Nester says
I just love this! Great inspirational project.
Its So Very Cheri says
Thanks for doing the Tutorial. I grabbed your button.
Thanks for the great idea! Love the collage!
That brought back such memories. Before I retired I taught 4th grade. One of my little boys was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was out of school for a long time.
I bought a simple clock, popped off the cover and made a collage with pics of every kid in our class.
We sent it home to him with the message..
We are thinking of you all the time..
He survived 9 more years..At his wake his mom told me the clock was still in his room…
A simple thing, but it meant so much to him..
You have created a great memory for your kids!
I LOVE this!!! What a great idea, thanks so much for the idea!
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
Gorgeous idea!! 🙂
That turned out so cute, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
What a daring idea! Perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Thanks for sharing!
Tammy at Tattered and Timeless says
Wonderful idea..love it. Now I have to see if we have a costco here..hmmmm
[email protected] The Picket Fence says
What a great and fun idea–how much would the grandmas go ga-ga over
Aww. I know what I’d do – when a hand got on a face, I’d say “time to kiss!”.
Great idea! This would be so fun to make as a gift for my mom and mom-in-law! Thanks for sharing! : )
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Wow, this is fantastic! I’ve got to give this a try, thanks so much for sharing!
a little bit of everything says
I am a sucker for anything involving photos and this is a fabulous idea! Love it!
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That is adorable!!!
Kristi Flanagan says
Hi Brandi! This is so cool. I’m visiting you from Tip Junkie and wanted to invite you to plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions. Hope to see you there!
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Wow! I love this idea and instructions! Its a perfect weekend project with the kids and a needed showcase in our house!
I will be linking to it for my upcoming “Friday FieldTrip” at http://www.stitchngiggles.com!
Thanks for the inspiration! I usually let people know when I post something inspired by them, I can’t believe I forgot to do that this time. It’s birthday season around here and a bit crazy! Fun that you found it on your own! I think I have a few of your crafts in my “to do” folder!
Its A Blog Party says
The clock looks beautiful!
Thanks for linking up!
Beat Until Fluffy says
I cannot wait to make this clock. I’m an avid clock collector and saw this over in your sidebar. (found you at TGC) What a wonderful way to get people to actually look at the pictures on the wall… put them in a clock. Great idea. I love it.
An Experiment in Happiness says
I love this idea.. and I love the way you did it. Thanks so much for sharing you have a great site.
Sarah Vasbinder says
I LOVE IT!!! this i sooooo awesome! im going to be on the look out now for a marked down clock 🙂 thanks 🙂
Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art says
That is gorgeous! I know a grandma who would really appreciate that. 🙂 Good job.
Great idea! I happen to have a clock that needs updating.. guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?
Looking forward to finding more creative things on your blog!
Jackie P says
What a wonderful gift this would make!!!