Repurposed Wall Clock Whimsical Valentine Wreath

One more last-minute Valentine craft idea that I couldn't resist sharing before the 14th. I'm going to show you how to reuse an old wall clock and turn it into a fun whimsical valentine wreath. It's a unique one-of-a-kind door wreath that is so easy to make.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Whimsical Repurposed Wall Clock Wreath

I've had the old broken clock collecting dust on a shelf for years and planned to replace the mechanism one day. Well, that never happened and I didn't have the heart (pun intended) to get rid of it.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

While going through my craft bins looking for project inspiration, the idea for this fun clock craft sort of fell into place. First I found foam stickers that I've had for many years and then ribbon with valentine potential and well here we are.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

All these elements combined reminded me of Alice In Wonderland and so at long last, the old clock was put to good use in a whimsical kind of way.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

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Here's How I Made It

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How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

The Old Clock Face

After removing the old clock mechanism, I brushed the clock face lightly with dark wax. Then I wiped most of it off with a lint-free rag, making it look like its been aged (sorry, I can't resist) over time.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Next, I painted a 5-inch wood round that I had in my stash with holiday red acrylic craft paint leftover from my holiday crafting.



I also had some small wooden hearts and painted them with white acrylic craft paint that I had on hand.



Patience is not one of my virtues and so to get that paint to dry quickly I used a heat gun set on low. Once the paint was dry, I glued the two painted hearts to the center of the circle with wood glue.



Then I attached two self-adhesive foam gem hearts to the center of each painted heart and moved onto the next step while the glue cured.



Clock Face Typography

Next up, creating the "our love stood the test of time" typography for the center of the clock face.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

First I made a graphic in PicMonkey and then used this image transfer technique to add it to the wood round. I've included a printable of the graphic should you want to use it. Just click on the image for the free unwatermarked download.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Go over the transferred typography either with a script liner art brush and black paint or the easy way like I did with a Black Sharpie Paint Pen.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Wired Wreath Embellishments

To add more whimsical charm to the wreath I cut seven pieces of 22-gauge black craft wire about 18-inches long and curled one end by wrapping it around a pencil seven times. Then I attached foam hearts and foam glitter love words onto each wire strand at varying heights with a hot glue gun.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

I grouped the embellished wire strands in threes and attached them on either side of the clock handle (pictured below). I kept one aside to incorporate it into the next step.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Whimsical Messy Wreath Bow

Last but not least, I made a messy wreath bow with assorted spools of ribbon that I had in my stash. I combined black & white stripes with a red polka dot, along with a red ruffle, and white satin ribbon.



My preference would have been wired ribbon but I made do with what I had. I'm terrible at making bows so I cheat and use this handy bow maker tool.



I also found a valentine tag in my stash and added it and that extra embellished wire to hang from the bow.



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

From broken wall clock to an Alice In Wonderland inspired whimsical wreath for Valentine's Day!



How to repurpose an old  wall clock and turn it into a whimsical DIY Valentines wreath. It's a fun, cheap, and unique door wreath idea.

Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this repurposed clock idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this Valentine Clock Wreath, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Valentine Wreath Ideas or Upcycled Wall Clocks board on Pinterest.



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  1. Oh my gosh... how cute!! I love this idea!!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania, it was so fun to use what I had on hand to make it. Can't beat $0.00 decor!

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  2. Totally love this...thinking Standing the Test of Time---would be a great door decorations for us ancient retired folk, or for a long standing friend gift! Totally am going to try and find some clockS! Hugs, Sandi and thnanks for the great idea!

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    1. So glad you like this idea Sandi and plan to make one! Great idea for a long standing friend gift, I never thought of that. Good luck with your clock quest!

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  3. Spot on Marie, it's definitely whimsical and full of loving character. I love how you added those curly wurly wire bits on the sides and the little tag

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I had great satisfaction watching this one unfold as I unearthed more and more suitable bits and bobs from my craft stash.

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  4. You should have your own show. I'm always blown away by, not only the originality of your crafts, but by the professional look they all have. I would buy this is HomeGoods!! And pay a lot for it!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, made me blush. Can you be a little birdie on my shoulder, Kim? As Mr. Frugalista can attest, I'm my biggest critic so your sweet words totally made my day. Thank you! xo

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  5. What a clever, creative and fantastic idea Marie! I absolutely love it! Adding a clock to the list of things I look for at Goodwill. Pinned! Happy Valentines Day!




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    1. You made my day, Debbee! Your kind words mean a lot coming from you because I consider you the Queen Of Wreath Making. Happy Valentine's Day! xo

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  6. This is so cute. You are so creative my friend. Love it. Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy.
    xoxo

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    1. Aww, you are very kind, thank you Kris! I hope you had a really nice Valentine's Day. xo

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  7. Sooo cute & sweet!! I love the creatively of this project.

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  8. What a great idea to repurpose a clock! Love this!!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I'm so glad to finally put that old clock to good use.

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  9. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  10. Every time I read one of your posts I want to immediately head to a thrift store and find some new items to upcycle. Your projects are inspiring and I enjoy seeing what you do with them. Thanks for sharing with us again at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Music to my ears, Donna! I'm always thrilled when readers say they walk away feeling inspired. You made my day! 😀

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