Depending how you get your movement you might need a screwdriver.
1. Choose your record. I chose records that had colourful branding because they would be the only colour and detail on my wall clock.
You will need an old LP, a clock movement with hands.
2. If you wanted to add detail to the LP/clock face, numbers, dots or dashes, you would add them to the face before you add the movement. I liked the face of the record plain so I skipped straight to the next step.
3. Find a clock movement. You can buy these from craft stores or you can pick up secondhand clocks and use their movements. They are usually pretty easy to access.
The movement slips through the hole in the middle of the LP.
4. If your movement doesn’t come with hands you’ll need to find some you like, or if you’re super keen make your own. They are sized to fit over different levels over the movement.
5. Since the records already have a hole right in the centre it was super easy to slip the movement through. It was a squeeze but with some twisting it slipped through and sat about a centimetre off the LP.
Make sure the movement is secure and working.
6. The hands I had came with the movement so they looped right over the top. I tested the hands to make sure they moved freely without knocking each other or touching the record face and had to bend some of them to give them room.
7. Once the hands are secured you can add your battery and watch it tick! Check that everything works by watching a complete cycle.
Secure the hands, add your battery an set the time.
8. There were no hooks on my movement but there is space to add one or you can stick some heavy duty removable tape to the back and hang it that way.
How To Turn An Old LP Into Unique Wall Clock Final
The LPs do attract dust but they are easy enough to clean. If you want a smaller unique wall clock try an old 45 or CD.