Old clock faces really make my heart sing. I always keep an eye out for them while out treasure hunting but never seem to have any luck. So for April’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by the lovely Erelene from over at My Pinterventures I’ve decided to try making some of my own. Sharing some DIY Vintage Farmhouse Clock Faces using Old CDs.
DIY Vintage Farmhouse Clock Faces using Old CD’s
Being a music lover, I have thousands of CDs that I no longer use thanks to Spotify. So I couldn’t think of a better way than to repurpose them with this project.
- Old CDs
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Top Coat
- Clock Face Printables – I found these fabulous Clock Face Printables over on The Mermaid’s Tale
- White A4 Card Stock
- Paint Brush
- Americana Deco Art Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
- Old Frame
- Glue Gun
Step 1 – Print out the clock faces onto your cardstock. Cut out carefully around the edges.
Step 2 – Paint a ring of black paint around the edges of your CDS. Let dry.
Step 3 – Paint a layer of top coat over the entire CD and the back of the clock face. Align the clock face with the centre of the CD and rub over to remove any air bubbles.
Step 4 – Add other coat of Top Coat to the entire clock face to seal. Let dry.
Step 5 – Cut various lengths of jute to have the clocks hanging at various heights. Glue gun to the back of your CD.
Step 6 – Fasten the CDs to the top of your frame with glue. Let dry.
Step 7 – Tie some jute at the top of the CDs.
There you have a fun way to use up old CDs and a nice way to add some Vintage Farmhouse Charm to your home. I plan on making some more to add to vignettes around our home too!
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Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
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Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – Olympic Nest • Chelsea – Making Manzanita
Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed • Ola – J’adore Le Decor
Rebecca – Simple Practical Beautiful • Hil – Raising Fairies and Knights
That is just such a clever idea. It’s hard to believe there are CD’s under there.
The clock faces look amazing, you would never know they are paper. Amazing pin! Pinning to try!
Sam, I love this project! But what I love best is how you display them! Simply beautiful! Great upcycle too! Pinning!
Oh you are too kind Laurie!! I hope you have fun making some!! Thank you! 🙂
Those turned out great! I’m pinning for later!
Thank you so much, Cherryl! I hope you have fun making some like I did!!
I really love this idea. If you can find an old vintage round frame these would look amazing or an old round mirror…oh the ideas! You can find CDs for nothing at second hand stores. Can’t wait to try this. Pinned!
Absolutely Kelli!! The possibilities are endless!! Let me know how you go!
I have so many CDs laying around & I love this upcycle! Definitely pinning! 🙂
Thank you so much, Kristie! So glad you like them 🙂
Gracious this is a darling, conversation piece. Thank you for providing very clear steps and photos toward replicating this project.
oh my pleasure Leslie! Let me know if you have any problems making them! Thank you so much for stopping by!
This is so so clever Sam, I love them!! So cute in that frame too!
So glad you think so Katrin! I am in the middle of making some more because they are so fun to make!
This is a cool idea. I’m wondering though, how do you get the distressed look on the the cardstock clock faces? I really want to try this.
Hi there Kim! They were like it when I printed off the printable. So no distressing required. Hope you have fun making some! 🙂
Cute result and great way to use old CD’s. Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure Kelly! So glad you like them!
These are perfect for a farmhouse look. They look old, rustic, and charming. It was clever to use old cds for this!
Thank you so much, Beverly!
Hard to believe CD’s are a thing of the past but what a great way to upcycle them!
I know right!!! I have so many and don’t want to throw them away! SO many wonderful memories listening to them all!
What a great and unusual idea. Nice to see CDs being used for something other than scaring the birds. Cute.
Ahhh yes!! They double as a fabulous bird scarer!
Oh my gosh! This is such a clever way to use old CDs. I love this! Pinned.
So glad you think so Erlen!! Thank you!
That makes for such an amazing display Sam. I must admit it makes me a little sad to know that our grand kids probably won;t have any idea what a CD is, maybe they’ll come back like vinyl has
Oh yes!! I’m sure they will Michelle!!
These clocks look amazing. I will be featuring it this Sunday at Merry Monday! Hope to see you at the party!
Thank you so much, Jenny!! You sure have made my week!
Brilliant idea, and they look just like an old clock face. Love how you are displaying them.
Thank you so much, Linda!! They sure are fun easy project to make!
Love this project! Can’t wait to try it. Now regretting all those old AOL CDs I threw away back in the day!
Ahh yes AOL!! Have fun making them and thank you so much for stopping by!! Be sure to share them with me when you’re finished! I would love to see them 🙂
adorable! wish my printer was working.
Oh Barb! If I lived closer I would come and drop some off for you!
I am kicking myself for taking a tall stack of unused computer CDs to the recycle bin. I love this idea for repurposing them!