Photo Wall Clock, Part 2

Many months ago I wrote about my first pass at creating a wall clock made from old family photos and a DIY clock face kit from Michaels’.

I’m happy to say that I completed the final version back in June!

For the final version, I used 4 of these $3.99 photo frames from Target:

4x6 photo frames from Target
4×6 photo frames from Target

I could never get the flimsy clock face kit from Michaels’ to work, so I ended up purchasing this sleek ready-made clock face from Amazon, in silver. It was perfect because the hands extend out from the main clock piece. Plus the silver added some nice shine and visual pop against the white walls and white photo frames.

My new idea was to cut the clock down to 4 photos, just for the  “anchor” positions in the clock: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00.  So I had a hard time choosing just 4 photos!

So many photos, so hard to choose
So many photos, so hard to choose

When I finally selected 4 photos and hung it on the wall, it looked odd. Like something was missing. I decided to fill in the rest of the hours with more photographs, stuck directly on the wall. After rearranging and shifting, and rearranging and shifting some more, I was finally satisfied! Here’s how it came out:

Wall clock
Wall clock

I’m pleased with the result. The beauty of it is I can swap out photos at any time for a fresh look. It’s great as a focal feature in the living room area (which I also redid in June):

The living room area of my studio apartment.
The living room area of my studio apartment.

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