DIY Instructions Moon Simple Wall Clock

If you would like to make a simple wall clock your own, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 7″ NASA moon printout onto cardstock (click link to download)
  • Clock kit (the hour hand in my kit is about 2.35″ long)
  • 6.75″ clock face with pre-drilled hole
  • Spray mount
  • Black acrlylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Enamel model paint in a bright color of your choice (muted blues, gray, and white will not show up against the moon)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Meterials

Step 1:

Paint the edges and backside of clock with black acrylic paint.

DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Step 1

Step 2:

When dry, turn upside down so that the widest part of the clock is facedown and centered on your moon printout. With a sharp pencil, trace a circle onto the moon. Slowly and very carefully cut out the moon along the line.

DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Step 2

Step 3:

Flip the clock back over and place on a large sheet of paper or paper bag to protect your work surface. Spray a fine layer of adhesive.

Step 4:

Mounting the moon cutout onto the clock is the trickiest part! I first aligned the bottom (without actually letting the paper touch the clock yet) then aligned left and right. Then I gently laid down the bottom edge of the moon and slowly smoothed the paper upward.

DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Step 4

Step 5:

With your sharp pencil, gently poke a hole in the center. I held up my clock against some light so I could see the center hole through the paper. Gently widen the hole with the tip of your pencil.

Step 6:

With a fine-tipped paintbrush, paint the clockworks pieces and the very top of the clock mechanism shaft. Let dry.

DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Step 5

Step 6:

Follow the instructions included with the clock kit to assemble the pieces. And you’re done!

P/s: There are larger clock kits available, so you could theoretically make a larger moon clock. The only limitation is being able to print a moon large-format. If your desktop printer only goes up to letter-size like mine, a copy shop would be an easy way to get a larger moon printout.

DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Step 6
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock - Final
DIY Moon Simple Wall Clock – Final
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