DIY Gold Polka Dot Clock

I know that 99% of us use our phones to check the time, but because of that very reason I feel nostalgic towards clocks. I have a fun DIY decor project today as part of Stephanie's (from Casa Watkins) Create & Share Challenge, and this month's challenge is sponsored by the kind folks from Walnut Hollow (they're currently having a fab sale, so make sure to check them out).

DIY gold polka dot clock tutorial via

Walnut Hollow provided 30 bloggers with either a clock, pallet tray or basswood round, plus a wood burning tool (I'll have to try this for my next DIY project) to see what we could whip up. I chose to make a spiffy clock with my fave colors of the moment for my home office. I'll walk you through the steps below.

DIY Gold Polka Dot Clock
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-3 Hours (1 hour of active time)


DIY gold polka dot clock tutorial via
Step 1: Spray paint your entire clock face with a matte/flat white spray paint. Do this 2-3 times until you get a solid white color. Let dry for two hours.

Step 2: Get painter's tape and go across the clock leaving about 1/3 exposed. Use your nail to make sure the tape is really secure (especially on the beveled edges) so no spray paint from step 3 seeps through.

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Step 3: Spray paint the exposed area with the color of your choice (I chose Coral Isle by Krylon) in a glossy finish. Repeat as needed for opaque finish.

Step 4: Remove the numbers and hands from package and lightly spray paint with gold spray paint. Two thin coats does the trick. 

Step 5: Remove the painter's tape to reveal your color block design.
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Step 6: Adhere any numbers you'd like (I kept it simple with 12, 3, 6 and 9) and sporadically place your gold envelope seals (or punched scrapbook circles + glue) over the clock.

Step 7: Install the hands and battery pack according to package instructions. Display and enjoy!

DIY gold polka dot clock tutorial via

I love how cheery this looks on my printer stand. It makes me happy, and overall it was a quick, easy project. I used spray paint I had on hand, and the color options are endless.

If you want other ideas for Walnut Hollow products (such as trays and basswood rounds) here are the other talented DIY bloggers participating in the challenge:

Create & Share Challenge

Pallet Tray Projects
Pocketful Of Posies:  DIY Military Coin Shadow Box
Vintage Romance Style: Easy DIY Laptop Stand
Shabby Grace Blog: Herb Garden Tray
Vintage Paint and More: DIY Vintage Pallet Tray
Domicile 37: Electronics Tray
Iris Nacole: Bohemian Tray

Medium Basswood Round
A Shade of Teal: DIY Clock
One Mile Home Style:  Golden Home Sweet Home Wall Art
Flourish & Knot: Monogrammed Cheese Board
Knock It Off Kim: Rustic Treat Stand
Farmhouse 40: Wood Open Sign
DIY Beautify:  Wood Slice Clock
Creatively Homespun:  DIY Children's Step Stool
Chatfield Court:  DIY House Numbers

Large Round Clock
Monica Wants It: Gold Polka Dot Clock
The Twin Cedars: DIY Lazy Susan
Tastefully Frugal:  DIY Drum Clock
Uncookie Cutter: Tabletop Clock
The House Down The Lane:  Kid's Art Cheese Tray
Refashionably Late: Stenciled Clock
My Life From Home: DIY Baseball Clock
Old House To New Home: DIY Stenciled Clock

Thanks to Walnut Hollow for providing the free clock, clock hands and wood burning tool for this post.


  1. Very cute and whimsical clock - love the bling and the color. Perfect!

  2. This is such a fun clock! I want it in my office to always remind me to have a little whimsy in my day! ;)

  3. What a cute clock! Great job and perfect accent in your office space.

  4. Love the pink and polka dots. I use a clock all the time, I never think about my phone so this is perfect.

  5. This turned out adorable! I love the glittery polka dots! Nice work :).

  6. This is SO you!!! Love it and the colors you picked!

  7. Love the gold! This looks amazing Monica. Beautiful!

  8. Love Love Love!! You always create things perfectly in your style no matter what the challenge is. Love it. Looking forward to seeing you create more!

  9. Your clock is so pretty, I love the color combo you choose!

  10. I think that's pretty much the cutest clock I've seen! Love it!


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