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Stunning Sugar Skull Clock

Learn how to make a clock that is bright and beautiful for your home.

By: Tammy Santana from
Updated March 06, 2020
Stunning Sugar Skull Clock
Stunning Sugar Skull Clock
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In the Designer's Words: "Make this quick and easy Cinco de Mayo Clock tutorial! I love to decorate my office for the holidays, but I to decorate with functional items. This clock project is perfect because it is beautiful to look at and serves a purpose in my office. This project only took me about 2 hours to complete and I think it provides quite an impact on my space. This is such a easy and fun project! I hope this gives you some ideas on how to decorate your space for Cinco de Mayo!"
Making your own DIY wall art can set your space apart from everyone else’s. Craft projects like the Stunning Sugar Skull Clock are true art (even if they are secretly easy to make). Whether you are throwing a Day of the Dead or Cinco de Mayo party or just want to add some Mexican-inspired art to your home, this how to make a clock tutorial is sure to find a place on your walls. Bright and colorful, this craft project idea is ideal for adding a flash of bright color to your home.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueMixed Media


HolidayCinco de Mayo

Materials List

  • Fairfield Brand Oly*Fun Metallic Fabric in gold, Red, and Rose Gold
  • Therm-O-Web Super Tape
  • Sugar Skull Wood Blank
  • Sabor Papel Amor Collection Floral Cardstock
  • Glue gun
  • Plastic gems
  • Scissors
  • Paper adhesive
  • Foam adhesive tape
  • Clock kit


  1. Place Sugar Skull on top of floral paper and trace the cutouts.

  2. Cut the design from the paper and adhere the paper to the top of the wood sugar skull

  3. Cut 2"x24" inch strips of the Oly*Fun fabric and apply Therm-O-Web Super Tape to one side of the back of the fabric strip.

  4. Fold the fabric strip in half lengthwise so it touches the adhesive tape and stays in place.

  5. Cut fringe size cuts in the non adhesive side of the fabric and roll into a flower shape.

  6. Adhere fabric flower to the sugar skull with a glue gun.

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