We had so much fun working on this kids’ playroom/school room and one of the unique projects that the homeowner loved was the Bicycle Wheel Clock! It’s quirky, unique, and Awesome!!
In early 2013 we hosted the BEST DIY Competition in blog land…Creating with the Stars,
and our wheel clock was a kid-friendly version of one our amazingly talented friend Karrianne made for her winning Round 1 project
. You can check out Karrianne’s blog HERE
and find her tutorial HERE
Our homeowner, Shannon, really wanted this space to be super kid-friendly, so we needed to make our bicycle wheel clock a tad more whimsical. We decided on a bright yellow yard stick as our clock hands to add a pop of color.
To read the full step-by-step for this project, head over to Thistlewood Farm, but here are a few tips…
You want to use a small hand saw to make your ruler cuts- a large chop saw can really easily crack thin wood. We got our yard stick at a salvage shop, so we knew it was pretty old!
The clock mechanism gets attached to a paint can lid- most likely you don’t have a clean one laying around, but good news… you can buy new, empty paint cans from any home improvement store for about $3.
One final thing to remember- you need a clock mechanism that can handle large hands, so look for one that says “heavy torque” we had to visit two craft stores before we found the right one, but they’re definitely available.
We LOVED how Karrianne used roman numerals on her clock, it was so classy and a fun juxtaposition to the old wheel, but since ours was a kid space, we opted for simple numbers.