How to Make a Faux Shiplap DIY Clock

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!
 
 

Hello friends!

Welcome to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge! Y’all know how much fun I have teaming up with my talented bloggy friends the first Wednesday of each month to see the different ideas we can come up with from the very same starting point!

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This month we’ve teamed up with Mod Podge to bring y’all all sorts of crafty inspiration!

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There isn’t a crafter out there that doesn’t love Mod Podge! Seriously, a glue & sealer all in one – it’s absolutely genius my friends! And so versatile, the possibilities are endless really! Now, I’m absolutely dying to see the creative ideas my talented bloggy friends have come up with, but first …

I can’t wait to share my own Faux Shiplap DIY Clock!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This really was SO simple to make!

I started with a panelled clock base, a bit of scrapbook paper and of course, some Mod Podge (I opted for the matte version).

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

I cut my paper into strips to cover the planks on my clock base – I didn’t work too hard at getting things just right, as I wanted it all to have that imperfect look in the end.

Working one plank at a time, I painted on a fairly generous layer of Mod Podge and simply stuck my strips of craft paper right on top of it all, along the planks. Once each plank was covered, I added on another thinner layer of Mod Podge on top to seal it all into place.

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

Now, you could definitely choose to stop here. And boy was I tempted to – this thing was looking pretty cute actually.

But, because I was hoping for a bit more farmhouse style (surprise!), I decided to use my palm sander to rough everything up a bit.

{Sigh}, so much better!

And of course, my neutral loving heart couldn’t resist washing things out just a bit more, so I used an old rag to lightly wipe a bit of watered down white paint over the entire thing.

Ahhhh, perfection!

The last step was actually turning this pretty thing into a clock. I used a few of these cute little stickers to add the numbers around the clock and of course a clock kit to, you know, keep track of time.

And suddenly I had myself the sweetest little shiplap DIY clock I ever did see…

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!

This sweet faux shiplap DIY clock was SO simple and inexpensive to make!
 
 

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24 thoughts on “How to Make a Faux Shiplap DIY Clock

  1. first off LOVE your wallpaper or wall in general, super cute!!! This clock though, if you head to my blog you’ll see I have been struggling with a faux clock that I have and well you’ve inspired me to try this!!! thank you!

    1. Thank you so, so much Sandra! That wall still stops me in my tracks too! 😉 So happy you’re feeling inspired! Will have to pop over to see what you’ve been working on. Thanks again!

  2. I love this! I have that exact paper :)! I love the way sanding it makes the paper look so distressed~this is definitely something I want to make! Did you get the wood at Michael’s or JoAnn’s?
    Love it!!

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