How To: Make a DIY Asterisk Clock (for under $10.00)

created at: 04/12/2011

There’s nothing like an iconic mid-century classic to set your home apart. Your home can be as contemporary as can be, but add even one Saarinen or Eames piece to your space, and you’ve connected with a movement. You’ve invested in a piece that, fifty or sixty years later, looks as elegant, playful, and amazing as it did when it was first unveiled.

‘Cept, here’s the deal: these guys can be expensive. While you’re paying for comfort and style, you’re also paying for the time of some of the most talented artists of the 20th century, quality materials, and, true, some copyright. Continue Reading

Make It: Natural & Beautiful Stenciled Wall Clock

diy papercut wall clock
photo: Live Craft Love

I have been a bit obsessed with clock-making lately. It’s an art, absolutely, and is one that is really easy to DIY. This stenciled clock is oh-so-lovely with that floral papercut and would be perfect in a little girl’s room or a living room with a feminine aesthetic!      


diy papercut wall clock
photo: Live Craft Love

Check out the full tutorial over on Live Craft Love!

DIY Papercut Wall Clock by [Live Craft Love]

How To: Upcycle an Old Clock as Wall Art

Photo: Design Sponge

This unique idea for turning an old clock into a uniquely framed piece of art is pure genius. If you’ve been looking for a clever way to frame artwork, this may just be the DIY you’ve been searching for.


Courtney shared her tutorial for an upcyled clock project on Design Sponge a while back, and the results are pretty interesting. Don’t you think?

Photo: Design Sponge

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Make It: Leather & Teak Clock

Leather & Teak Clock

Thrift shops are full of old curious finds, junk to some, jewels to others. I love this project that combined this old plate and leather belt upcycled into a Scandinavian inspired teak & leather wall clock. Details at the link below.


Leather & Teak Wall Clock via Francois et Moi

Make It: DIY Photo Wall Clock

How hilarious/awesome are these DIY wall clocks?! This would be a fun project for kids or kids at heart. I mean, imagine all the possibilities!       

I would totally use my dogs’ faces for this project idea from A Beautiful Mess. Check out how to make your own photo clock here and then let me know what you would turn into a clock! A pet? Your kid? A significant other?

Easy DIY: A Rustic Wood Slab Wall Clock

Equal parts whimsy and rustic, this DIY wall clock is a cinch to make!     

A short afternoon and some basic, readily-available materials are all you need for this charming project from Whimseybox. I love the somewhat minimalist white and gold look of this version! How would you customize this project?

Check out the full tutorial on Whimseybox.

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 DIY Art Projects of 2012

created at: 12/17/2012

As 2012 rolls to a close, we’re paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!     

created at: 12/17/2012

1. DIY Gradient Typographic Wall Art

2. DIY Geometric Wall Art

created at: 12/17/2012

created at: 12/17/2012

3. DIY Temporary Fabric Wall Decals

4. DIY Gelatin Leaf Prints

created at: 12/17/2012

created at: 12/17/2012

5. DIY Subway Art

6. DIY Back-lit Canvas Art

7. DIY Styrofoam Food Container Prints

created at: 12/17/2012

created at: 12/17/2012

8. DIY Modern Geometric Mobile

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Make It: A Modern Minimalist DIY Wall Clock

created at: 09/17/2012

Beautifully simple and a cinch to make, this DIY wall clock has a few unexpected materials up its sleeve!    


A paper mache box lid and mailing labels are the surprise stars of this clever project from Laura Parke. I love this black version, but it would be fun to create a whole bunch in bright, poppy colors to display as a functional art piece of sorts!

Check out the full how to and materials list over on Design For Mankind! Continue Reading

Before and After: Decorative Ceiling Medallion to Unique Wall Clock

created at: 07/03/2012

Have you ever looked at something in an aisle at a home improvement store and thought, ‘this is weird, but there must be something cool I can do with this’? Of course you have, and after you see this before and after, you might just be heading out to grab yourself a ceiling medallion. 

created at: 07/03/2012

See how Amy from House in the Woods transformed this plain medallion into a clever wall clock.