DIY Confetti Clock

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Last year I made a giant confetti clock using paper confetti shred from Target and while the clock looked cute, the end result wasn’t really what I was hoping for. So I figured why not try to make a new DIY confetti clock, but with a different type of confetti? It’s kind of crazy how swapping one thing like the type of confetti can give you a completely different look!

For this DIY confetti clock I used metallic circle confetti instead of paper and boy does it sparkle! Plus it is super simple to make! Who else needs an extra clock around?

DIY Confetti Clock


DIY Confetti Clock

Materials for a DIY Confetti Clock:

Metallic Confetti (you will need 3-4 ounces for a 12″ clock)
Triple thick glaze
-Wood clock blank with movement (this is the clock I used, here is a movement, and here are the modern hands)
Acrylic paint for the edge (optional)

As I mentioned, this project is super easy to create. You will want to begin by coating your clock in a 1/8”-1/4” thick layer of triple thick glaze. Then sprinkle on your metallic confetti to cover the entire clock face. If you have a flat clock, you may want to use a piece of tape around the edge of the clock to prevent the glaze from falling off the edge. I used a clock face that I had previously painted that had a lip around the edge (it was origianlly from, so it easily contained the confetti and glaze. I also kept this lip confetti free and simply painted it pink instead for a little contrast.

DIY Confetti Clock


DIY Confetti ClockLet the glaze dry overnight, then turn your clock over to remove any excess confetti. The final step is to add the movement to the clock. Once in, your clock is ready to hang or prop up on a shelf.

DIY Confetti Clock

When the sunlight hits the confetti the DIY confetti clock almost resembles a disco ball because colorful light bounces around the room. Now that is a clock that has my confetti and disco ball loving heart! DIY Confetti Clock

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  1. wally

    May 23rd, 2018 at 5:55 am

    I really love this – but am having a lot of trouble locating similar supplies! Any chance you could provide some links to similar confetti and clocks? Thanks!


    May 23rd, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Sure! I just updated the post to include links to the supplies I used.

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  5. Irene

    May 29th, 2018 at 2:41 am

    I love this idea!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. wally

    May 31st, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you for the links!!!

  7. Nicole

    June 5th, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Such a fun idea. Id love to try this. I hope im able to find the working parts of the clock

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  9. Kristi

    August 4th, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I bought the confetti you linked in and it isn’t the same as yours!! So sad… did you purchase multiple sizes?! I recieved mine in the mail and it’s all the same size circles… help!!

  10. Kristi

    August 4th, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I purchased the confetti you linked.. the problem is, it’s not the same as what I see in your wonderful creation! All the confetti is the same size diameter. Did you purchase different sizes?! Help!


    August 9th, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Yes, I used 1/8”
    And 1/4” confetti in my clock. The exact confetti I used was a mix I got from a manufacturer in China for use in my cocktail shaker and pillows. The link I put in my post was to the closest match I could find to buy online.

  12. horsy land

    August 19th, 2018 at 4:41 am

    All the confetti is the same size diameter. Did you purchase different sizes?! Help!


    August 22nd, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I used confetti I had on hand that I got from my manufacturer in China, so I can’t find the exact same mix here. But I used 1/8″ and 1/4″ round confetti.

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    February 4th, 2019 at 11:05 am

    That is really nice and something I want to make for my house.

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    I’m a huge fan of glitter, but not the mess it makes- I love that you can see the glitter with no mess!

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