Artsy Rainbow Clock


This Artsy Rainbow Clock from I Love to Create is great if you need cool and artistic gifts for your fellow creative friends.  Unique gift ideas like this make awesome home decor and include all the major colors, so it will fit in almost anyone's decor scheme!

Artsy Rainbow Clock


  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes™
  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue™
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • Sand paper
  • Cardstock – 12 colors – shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
  • Protractor
  • Spray paint – black
  • Clock Works Kit
  • Round wood plaque



  1. Drill 12 equidistant holes along outer edge of plaque, making holes approximately 3/4” to 1” deep.
  2. Drill a hole in center of plaque, sized to fit Clock Works Kit. Sand to smooth.
  3. Spray paint plaque with black and let dry.
  4. Use a pencil and protractor to measure and create a 30-degree angle wedge from each color of cardstock to fit around face of clock. Cut out.
  5. Lightly sand bottom end of paintbrush handles to create a rough surface to help with gripping when apply glue.
  6. Squeeze some Original Tacky Glue in holes around outer edge of plaque and insert sanded paintbrush ends into each hole. Let dry.
  7. Adhere cardstock wedges in color order onto plaque with a thin layer of Original Tacky Glue. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  8. Assemble Clock Works Kit as directed by packaging.

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I love clocks in every room but it has to be just the right one and I love different and this fits right in. How clever to use card stock for the spears coming out of the clock. This project can be done by anyone with a little help with drilling for little ones. Why not let them make one for their own roomand do as a family project. They will be so proud of it. Very inexpensive,fast and easy to make with agreat tutorial. Let's see what you come up with.

After assembling, would you spray it with a protective spray, like poly types?

Hi there, an acrylic coating is a great idea, especially if you'd prefer a glossy finish. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

this is so awesome! It would look good in my room!!

Very clever! This would be perfect in my new crafts room!


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