Hi there!

As usual, I was late again this morning… A look at the clock? Hang on a minute … I don't actually have such a mundane, yet useful object in my room. I'd much rather decorate my walls with attractive souvenirs, pictures, photos or postcards from all over the world. A boring old clock would somehow look out of place. On the other hand, it would be useful… So I thought for a while about how I could design and make a clock myself – one that would be decorative, attractive and useful at the same time.

And lo and behold, a beautiful wall clock made from an old baking tin brightened up with a fresh coat of paint and a fantastic motif (decorative sticker "vogerl") now adorns my wall and has become an eye-catcher in its own right…


Kreativ-"Uhr" selbstgemacht
Kreativ-"Uhr" selbstgemacht



  •  Tart tin 
  • An old clockwork mechanism incl. hands
  • Decorative sticker "Vogerl" (Art.-Nr.:19005)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Battery-powered screwdriver


How it's made


  1. Drill a hole (approx. 1 cm in diameter, depending on how big your clockwork mechanism is!) in the middle of the cake tin.
  2. Paint the back of the tin using the paintbrush. Apply several coats if you want the paint to be opaque. If you prefer a more shabby chic look, apply just one layer of paint or combine several different colours.
  3. Allow the paint to dry, if necessary using a hairdryer.
  4. Fix the clockwork mechanism to the centre of the tin (unpainted side), e.g. with a hot-melt adhesive, so that the section in which the hands will later be positioned can pass through the hole.
  5. Now to the eye-catching part of the clock: press the decorative stickers onto the painted side of the tin, cut off any edges.
  6. Carefully insert the hands in the right order into the clockwork mechanism.
  7. If you want to hang up your clock, use the hot-melt adhesive to stick a hook to the back of the clock.

Naturally, you can use other motifs for your creative DIY clock. You'll find a large selection of decorative stickers here.

Looks great, doesn't it?!


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