DIY Photo Clock

Nicole Rivera, Staff Writer

Now that Spring Break is over and we mentally prepare ourselves for school, why not get excited for summer vacation with a few of your favorite summer memories with this DIY photo clock? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two sheets of 18″ x 24″ newsprint or poster paper
  • Scotch tape
  • A pencil
  • 12 picture frames for 2″ x 3″ photos
  • 12 2″ x 3″ photos
  • A clock-making kit
  • A ruler
  • 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock paper
  • Scissors
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Nails
  • A hammer

To make your photo clock, you would need to follow these six easy steps.

Step 1:

Lay both pieces of poster or newsprint paper side by side on a flat surface and tape them together. Arrange all of your picture frames so that each picture represents an hour on the clock. Trace the frames onto the pieces of paper.

Step 2:

Put all 12 photos into your frames. These photos can be of your last summer vacation, goals for next summer, or anything else you want.

Step 3:

Next, use your pencil, ruler, and scissors to trace the outline of the clock part onto the cardstock. Be sure to have outlined it so that the cardstock covers the clock part but leaves a small hole to put the hands through it.

Step 4:

Assemble your clock piece by following the instructions in your clock making kit.

Step 5:

Take the tracing you did in Step 1 and use blue tape to place it on the wall where you’d want your clock to be. Hammer your nails at the top of each tracing of the frames and the clock part. After that, tear off the paper and your nails should still be in place.

Step 6:

Now you can finally put up all of your photos in the frames onto your wall along with your clock part to have a customized photo clock!