Look around your home. Do you see one of two things?
- Something that you don’t love and are not sure why you still have it
- Something that you have collected but are not sure how to work it into your current décor
If you said yes to either one, you are not alone. I’m right there with you. Actually, I have a pretty large collection of woven bowls that I’m still working out what to do with. Some I ordered and some I scored at vintage sales. If you’re a collector like me, then I bet you have run into a similar problem. The solution doesn’t have to be throwing your treasures away! Instead, try making them functional.
With that idea in mind, I decided to put some of my collection to use and made a DIY woven bowl wall clock!
Wall clock kits are sold at most craft stores and you can turn almost anything into a clock. It’s a great way to upcycle a piece! It’s an awesome feeling knowing you are reusing something, not to mention this something is now a stylish décor piece. Let’s get to making!
Supplies needed for DIY woven bowl wall clock:
Assorted size bits
To drill the hole in the bowl, first determine the center. Then, using a small bit ( I started with a 1/8 and went up to 3/8th), drill a hole through the center. After that, use the next bit size up to create a bigger hole. By slowly moving up the size, you help prevent the bowl from shredding. Follow this process until you have a hole the size of the clock dial.
Once you have the hole a proper size, clear away any debris. Then, following the clock kit’s instructions, insert the clock. Once you have the clock dial through the bowl and have assembled the hands, turn the basket over, pull the back of the clock back just enough to add some glue to the edges. Take care to not get glue on the clock mechanisms. Turn the clock over and let it rest flat, facing up, so the glue can secure to the bowl.
That’s it! How easy is that? What else can you turn into a wall clock? For more crafty inspo, follow me on Pinterest!