Picture of Colour Sample Clock

Before I start this instructable I have to give credit to gmjhowe's Pantone Clock.

This is my interpretation using a Dulux  paint colours of New Zealand sample book.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
The materials used are:
  • Dulux Colours of New Zealand sample book.
  • Cheap clock (just needed the clock mechanism).
  • 25cm x 25cm x 3mm frosted acrylic sheet.
  • Double sided tape.
  • PVA interior glue. 
gmjhowe4 years ago
Excellent! I like this one, it looks a bit more like the 'official' pantone clock!

Thank you for taking the time to actually write it up and share.
joerice01 (author)  gmjhowe4 years ago
I'm quite happy how it turned out. 
No problem, this was my first instructable and I had been meaning to write one up for a while but never got around to it, until now.
godsdog4 years ago
I thought this was a clock made out of a cd. The color arrangement fooled me. Nice job!
Does the clock mechanism have to be in a certain range of size? Or will any size work. I'm going to buy one off of Amazon and it's about 2 3/16'' and i was wondering if it's too small or too big.

The clock you made looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to hanging it up over my desk in my room for all to see.
joerice01 (author)  rogerrabbit3214 years ago
The size it totally up to you. I really designed the middle hole so I could see the whole clock mechanism through the acrylic, but its not necessary.
eight4 years ago
Wow. what a wonderful, simple but brilliant idea. So nice to see a creative person at work. Thank you for sharing !
Raiden194 years ago
Brilliant clock and idea, I want to make one myself. I live in the UK and can't find any colour samples, any ideas? No-one seems to make them.
try B&Q paint section they have a big aray of them so just take loads :L
joerice01 (author)  Raiden194 years ago
Well I went to my local hardware store looking to just take the "free" samples but ended up buying a sample book. You could maybe request one on a paint shop website.
Dahbou4 years ago
I love this! It's beautiful and is now on my very, very long to-do list. Thanks for sharing!!
Dahbou Dahbou4 years ago
And your tutorial is fantastic, too. Great photos and lots of details.
that clock is awesome looking
farzadbayan4 years ago
Beautiful !
joerice01 (author)  farzadbayan4 years ago
Thanks mate.