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Wall Clock with Photos

By Katy Sommerfeld

The best thing about home is that your family is there. That’s why coming home for the holiday is eagerly anticipated by so many. It’s special to go back to where you came from. The memories imbued in the walls of a beloved family home are better than any artwork you could ever hang on them.

That’s why we love to frame photos of family and display them in our homes. They remind us of what’s most important in life - our loved ones.
Time passes on and yet memories are still being relived and new ones are being made each day! That’s why we’re sharing this amazing DIY photo clock. It combines the ideas of family and history, and celebrates how time flies when you’re with those you love. Take a look below to see how easy it is to make this DIY!


Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Wall clock hands and motor kit (you can find these on Amazon or even in some craft stores)
  • Eight 4x6” photos and frames, depending on how large you want your clock to be
  • Two 4” square photos and frames
  • Portrait nails
  • Hammer
  • Level 
  • Tape measure

Step one:

Find the spot in your home you want to hang your picture clock. Mark the spot on the wall with a pencil. Make sure it is centralized. 

Step two:

Nail the clock motor and hands to the wall on the spot you marked. 

Step three:

Mark each of the twelve places where your pictures will hang, representing the twelve numbers on a clock’s face. You need to measure this out carefully to make sure that each picture hangs equidistant to the next. Use a tape measure and pencil to mark out each spot on the wall.

Step four:

Hammer in portrait nails on each pencil-marked spot on the wall. Then, hang the four square pictures in the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock places on the wall. Hang the 4x6” pictures in each of the other spots. You can use the level to make sure each photo is hanging evenly with the rest. 

That’s all it takes to make a beautiful, unique, family wall clock with photos! What a great way to share your family memories with each new guest in your home.

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