DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

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What day is it again? While I might not be able to help you remember what day it is while we shelter in place at home, this DIY color wheel rainbow clock will at least make the passing hours more colorful!

I made this clock after being inspired by a project I saw Jordan from Oh Happy Day work on for her kids. I took apart an old side table and reused the wood top to make this colorwheel clock. A little bit of acrylic craft paint, some number stickers I had leftover from a previous project and an amazon order of one clock movement and my new rainbow clock was done!

DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

Now if only I could make a clock that told me the day of the week!

Materials to make your own DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock:

DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

Start by using a ruler and pencil to trace out your intersecting lines. There needs to be 12 sections, one for each hour on the clock.

After that, figure out the 12 colors you want for your clock. If you don’t have 12 different colors of paint, you can always mix the colors to create new shades to use. I mixed pink and lavender for a more pinkish lavender, etc.

DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

Once traced, use the tape to tape off each section and paint using the craft paint one at a time, then let dry.

DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

Once the clock face is painted, add the number stickers at each hour. Then add a nail to hang the clock movement on the face of the clock in the center.

Finally, add your mounting hardware or picture frame hanger to the back of the clock and you’re ready to have a more colorful day!

DIY Color Wheel Rainbow Clock

This project is also a great one if you have kids at home. They can help you paint or add the number stickers and you can incorporate it into a lesson on telling time. Or not. Totally your call. Hahaha.

Is the colorwheel too much for you? This same process can be used to make any patterned clock. Maybe just black and white stripes are your thing? Or an abstract pattern? Or splatter paint? There are so many ways to paint a clock to add a little more pattern and color into your home!

Finally, be sure to check out a few of my past DIY clock projects using the same wood round and clock movement here.

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  1. Katie

    April 9th, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    What size wood round did you use?


    April 14th, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I used an 18″ in diameter wood round.

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