Introduction: Roman Numeral Clock

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Why buy a clock, when you can make one of your own!

Materials Needed:

24" Wooden Round

White Paint

Color of Choice

Credit Card

Roman Numeral Decal

Step 1: Step 1: Purchase Wood Round

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I used this pre-made wooden rounds. They come in three sizes. This instructable is for the 24"

Step 2: Step 2: Paint the Round

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Paint your round white...I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Old Ochre) because it is good quality and dries fast but you can use the paint of your choice.

Step 3: Step 3 : Prepare Sticker

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I was so happy to find this Roman Numeral sticker Decal in 24" that is a perfect clock stencil. Click Clock tutorialfor the link.

It comes rolled up so I used a picture frame and pot to flatten it out.

Step 4: Step 4 : Apply Sticker

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The sticker comes with instructions but you peel the back side off. Flip it and press the letters into the round. Make sure you place the stickers where you want them before pressing down on the decal.

I used a scrap wooden block to make sure the letters would stick to the wood. A credit card would work great too.

Step 5: Step 5: Remove Sticker

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Remove the top layer of the decal. Be sure to lift it slowly to ensure the stickers stay placed on the wood.

You can also add stickers to put words on your clock.

Step 6: Step 6 : Paint the Round

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Paint over the round with the color of your choice. I used Chalk Paint and let dry.

Step 7: Step 7: Peel Off Decal

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Once the round is dry use a small nail to begin peeling off the decal. Be careful not to scratch the paint off.

Step 8: Step 8: Add Hardware

Add clock hands or hardware of your choice!

Comments

njessee (author)2017-03-30

Just a heads up from a former clockmaker. Traditionally, roman numeral clocks would use IIII for the number 4 instead of IV. It makes the face look more balanced.

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