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Clock Wreath & Free Printables

How to make a Christmas Clock Wreath with Free Printable Clock Faces

Tick… Tock… tick…tock…

The Countdown to Christmas is ticking down.

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It’s time… time to think about all things Christmas.  The decorating, the food, the music. The most wonderful time of the year is here.

If you are looking for decorating inspiration – you can follow the countdown with 5 bloggers and me.

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When I was trying to decide how to decorate my dining room this year – I knew I wanted to use a green, black, and white color scheme. I also wanted to keep it simple and not use a tree in the corner like I did last year. I have a white folding screen in the corner year round, but the space needed something festive.

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I found that something in the way of my collection of white clock faces with Roman numerals and a Grand Fir clear lit wreath from Tree Classics.

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The wreath comes pre-lit with clear white lights.  So many Christmas lights are LED now, but I don’t like the cool blue white the emit. I go for the clear white ones even if it means I have to plug the lights in. The light adds a warm glow to the room.

My siblings and their families all come to my house on Christmas day.  When the sun goes down and we sit down to dinner, having a lit wreath will add that magically festive Christmas feeling to the room without having to decorate an entire tree.

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I thought I would place one of my larger clock faces in the center of the wreath, but it was too small.  It is times like this that I love my computer, photo editing software, and printer.

I scanned both a white clock face and an antique white one into my computer. I found an image of black clock hands and added them to the clock faces and printed them on white card stock to the width of 8-1/2″ x 11″.

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I cut them out and placed each in the center of the wreath to see what color I liked better. I liked both, but the white looked a bit more crisp so I went with it to create this clock wreath.

The wreath still needed something so I went to my Christmas decor bins to see what I could find.  I found a bag of fake snow and sprinkled it all over the wreath. I think I may add more.  I bought the flakes at the crafts store.  A big bag costs about $3.00.

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I hung the Tree Classics wreath with florist wire attached to a thumb tack on the top of the folding screen. The green ribbon is looped around the wreath and held into place with a second tack.

Making the bow is pretty easy when you use one long piece of wire-edged ribbon. Here is a post on how I made the bow:  How to Make a Ribbon Bow

I found the ribbon at Michaels. I used it to hang our Christmas Stockings in my foyer.

One more space decorated.

I am hosting my family for Thanksgiving, too.  Since we only use the room to dine in for Thanksgiving and Christmas having the wreath in place will add a little holiday magic to the room early. I don’t think anyone will complain.
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Click here to download:  White faced clock with Roman numeralsClock-face-antique-white Click here to download: Antique White clock face with black Roman numerals

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To see what the other bloggers taking part in Countdown to Christmas have created this week, click the links below.

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38 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing the clock images. So appreciated! I love vintage clocks. Everything vintage I LOVE!

  2. While searching for free fonts found your pins Pinterest. Looking nice and quite attractive nice idea.

  3. Absolutely love your clock idea for the wreath! My father was a watchmaker and as I worked along his side I developed a passion for them. My home probably has way too many clocks but I so enjoy looking at them! Thank you for sharing such great ideas!
    Katika

    1. Hi Katika – It is nice to know someone who loves clocks as much as I do. I bet you have a lot of every interesting and unique ones. It seems there are less of them in homes nowadays with digital and cell phones taking the place of a standard clock. Thanks for reading. :-)

  4. Love the clock faces however is there a reason you you chose to use IIII for the number 4 rather than IV?

    1. Hi Nancy – The clock face printable is a photo copy of an actual clock face that I bought at an auction many years ago. I am not sure why or where it was made and why they didn’t use IV. Good eye :-)

      1. I notice one of your clock faces say 1881 and says it’s quartz. I was interested and apparently the first quartz clock was made in 1927.

        I wonder how come this.

        P.s. I love the printables. They are great.

        1. Hi Ann – I am not sure why the clock face says Quartz 1881. I bought it along with a few others quite a few years ago at an antique store. Maybe it was a reproduction and they added a random date? Sorry I can’t offer any other insight about it. I just know I love it. I have a few hanging on the wall in my office. Thanks for reading my blog and enjoying the printables.

  5. Thank you for sharing the clockfaces- I’ve decided to laminate six clock faces and use them as place mats for a themed birthday party! The size was perfect and you’re wreath is breautiful!

      1. Hi Chante –

        Near the end of the post there are two links in purple, one for each of the clock faces. Just click on the links and you will be taken to a .pdf page to print out. I print mine on white card stock.

  6. Thanks for sharing. They look really good. Wish for clocks without hands, they seams impossible to find, so maybe you will put that up another time?

  7. I just found your site and fell in love with the clock wreath! Gorgeous! I’ll be a happy follower and can’t wait to see your ideas.

    1. Hi Jean – I can never have enough clock faces around. I am going to paint a clock face on a stool soon, I just have to figure out what color I want it. Thanks for taking the time to say hi. I love hearing from my readers. XO

  8. Great clock faces. Excited to add them to my collection. I’m your newest follower. Best Wishes for a happy new year.

  9. This just takes the wreath to a new level! Love the contrast of the clock, snow and ribbon!!!

  10. Genius. I’m a clock fan too. Trying to decide if I want it to be 5:25 or 6:35? I’m going to download the printable and e-mail it to UPS to print off on card stock for me. I’m a doofus as well when it comes to bow making, so yes, please do tell how to make pretty bows (for any occasion)!

  11. Diane, another brilliant Christmas idea! Putting a very traditional clock face in a wreath makes a real WOW statement. And thanks for giving us the printable. This is one Christmas DIY that is a must try!

  12. Would love to see the bow making instructions as well. I am a bow-making doofus! I love that you used your computer to scan the clock face and make it larger. It looks so realistic that I couldn’t tell it wasn’t the real thing.

  13. I love collecting clocks but never image to combine the clock with the wreath.
    Great look and great idea.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Inez

  14. I am sure I know how to do the bow… after all I have been reading your blog religiously for a while now. But for those newcomers, please yes, please show us all how.

    It is times like this, that I so miss having a working printer (ink helps ya know).. and I so love the white clock face….. hummm, wondering if any one of my friends will print one out for me?

    In the meantime, I used a fall leaf colored wreath and drew out a couple of Turkey silhouessts that I got years ago from Martha Stewart….. but only had a few colors of poster board to choose from… red and yelllow, so I chose yellow. Since my house is pale yellow cinder bolck and with a brick red metal roof (orangey red).

    I sprayed my poster board for both Halloween and now for Thanksgiving with a clear acryllic spray paint to make it weather the Florida humidity better and it is working amazingly well. We recently had tornado like winds with heavy rain and it is really in perfect condition still.

  15. Please Post the bow making instructions! Very cute. I love Christmas trees, but everything has a season.

  16. Love the wreath! You always make the cutest things! Yes, please post how you made that bow.