Updated: 02/22/2019 4:03 PM | Print Story |  Email

DIY Spool Clock

Danielle Rhode, owner of Upsy-Daisy in White Bear Lake, shows how easy it is to make a beautiful Clock Spool project at home.

Danielle and the Upys-Daisy team will be at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show the March 1st through the 3rd. You can visit their booth in aisle 400. They will have upcycled furniture, locally made home decor, and Danielle will be demonstrating how to paint with Country Chic Paint throughout the weekend.

Directions on how to make a Clock Spool:  

MATERIALS NEEDED:
•    Wooden cable (electrical) spool
•    Orbital sander
•    Wood stain or paint / rags / paint brush
•    Number stencils or metal house numbers
•    Wood circle (for the face and clock mechanism)
•    High torque clock mechanism and clock hands

HOW TO:
•    Disassemble the wooden cable spool - remove the cylinder piece connecting the spool together
Use pliers or a crescent wrench to remove the top off of the electrical reel
•    Sand both sides of the round piece with an orbital sander
•    Glue a round piece of wood to the center of your clock to cover the middle hole.
•    Paint or stain the top surface of the clock face
•    Stencil numbers or nail house numbers onto the face of the clock.
•    Use the wood plywood circle to hold the clock mechanism and clock hands in the center of the spool.
•    Follow clock mechanism instructions for assembly and glue/nail the wood plywood circle in the center of the spool.