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.

DIY gold polka dot clock tutorial via

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.

DIY gold polka dot clock tutorial via

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

Casa Watkins: DIY Succulent Garden Dry Erase Board

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

Lovely Etc: Simple Pallet Photo Display

The Southern Couture: How To Decorate Your Home For Every Season

Green With Decor: Decorating The Bathroom Walls

Medium Basswood Round

Run To Radiance: Faux Succulent Centerpiece DIY

A Shade of Teal: DIY Clock

One Mile Home Style:  Golden Home Sweet Home Wall Art

Flourish & Knot: Monogrammed Cheese Board

Lehman Lane: DIY Rustic Boy’s Room Sign

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

Homeology: Rustic Modern Wall 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. Cathy Carroll
    March 30, 2016 / 2:55 pm

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

  2. Anonymous
    March 30, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    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. My Life From Home Blog
    March 31, 2016 / 2:34 am

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

  4. [email protected] Stroll Thru Life
    March 31, 2016 / 2:25 pm

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

  5. Uncookie Cutter
    April 1, 2016 / 1:38 pm

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

  6. Shabby Grace Blog
    April 1, 2016 / 3:31 pm

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

  7. Meghan Danielle
    April 4, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Love the gold! This looks amazing Monica. Beautiful!

  8. Stephanie -Casa Watkins
    April 4, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    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. Katy {AShadeOfTeal}
    April 7, 2016 / 2:19 am

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

  10. Sarah
    April 7, 2016 / 10:22 pm

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

  11. Domicile 37
    April 28, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    This is so you! I love the polka dots!