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Our Hands Of Time – Decorative Wall Clocks are the perfect farmhouse style gift for making memories last.
We are so excited to share our DIY Decorative Wall Clocks with you. Our farmhouse style large wall clocks are inspired by a similar clock Jon and I did when we first got engaged 6+ years ago.
The Creation of Hands of Time – Decorative Wall Clocks
Jon has always been good with taking our ideas and making them into more than what I had originally imagined. So, when we were trying to figure out what to do with our broken clock, our little hamsters (ideas) began running. We knew we had something more than just a broken farmhouse style wall clock. We had a blank canvas to make it personal with each other in mind. The decorative wall clock had to be something that told a story, had meaning, and stood out. This strategy ultimately produced the Hands of Time – Decorative Wall Clock. Once, the piece was finished, we hung it up on the wall and had instant approval from friends who saw it. They fell in love with the idea and wanted to have one to cherish their special date as well. Large wall clocks are known to be statement home décor pieces. What better way to make a statement than with a custom piece with personal meaning?
Fast Forward to Now
The Hands of Time – Decorative Wall Clock is still one of our favorite pieces of our home décor. Not only because it reminds us when our anniversary date is, (haha) but because of its meaningful story. The whole meaning behind this piece is so much more than just a decorative date. It’s the date that we decided to come together as one and start something more than just us…. That is what Living Home Style is all about. Pieces in your home that tell a story, pieces that let people know who you are as a family, and fun memories you want to cherish for a lifetime; this is the true secret of making your house into your home.
Farmhouse Style Inspiration
These large wall clocks have been inspired by the famous Chip and Joanna Gains. Not only is the farmhouse style right up their ally, Joanna always adds in personal touches to her designs and home décor when updating a house. That is what we did with Hands of Time, created a personal touch on a classic home décor piece.
What It Can Be Used For
The best part of these clocks is that you can choose any date and any hands to make your memory! For Example: Baby Hands for their birthdate, couple’s hands for their wedding date, first day of your personal business…. These examples are why our Hands of time – decorative wall clocks are the perfect gift with meaning. Memories make the perfect personal touch on any decorative gift.
So, let’s get down to business. Here’s how to create your own:
Choose Your Style
Find a large wall clock you wish to use. We have created our own large wall clocks with 3 different color options to match any home décor style. Our large wall clock styles are easily ready to hand stamp and hang. An added bonus with our hands of time – decorative wall clocks is that we use shiplap boards with a wear resistant laminate. We have this option for the sake of possibly needing to redo a handprint if the first print didn’t come out just right! If needed, simply wipe off the acrylic paint from the wear resistant finish and redo the hand prints. This slick finish allows you to make sure you get the right placement and yet still has the natural farmhouse woodgrain look we all like! We also use a high quality chalk paint from Rust-oleum. We sell our full HT Clock Kit for $95 and it comes with hand paint and the wood we use has a wear resistant laminate finish for easy hand touchups. (Detailed instructions and tips are include in shipping box) (Click Here To View Our Hands of Time Clock Kit Styles)
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Here are a few other decorative wall clocks on amazon you can try! Also, make sure you get a large enough wall clock to fit the size of your hands. Most wall clocks are real wood so be prepared to do a one and done handprint on your custom clock.
Add Your Handprints & Personalization
Choose the date you wish to display on your Hands of Time – Memory Wall Clock. We use an acrylic paint like the ones listed below from Amazon. The paint cleans off your hands easily with soap and water and comes in an array of different colors… and it’s cheap! Also, if you order from us, our Hands of Time – hand paint is included with purchase. So, no need to modify or buy anything else, we got you covered!
To begin, paint your hands and place them firmly on the time or date you wish to display. Don’t forget to press firmly!
Next, you can use a brush to polish up any missed areas of your hand print.
Optional: We also recommend putting a little point symbol above your middle finger on both handprints to point directly to the desired date/time. If you mess up, its ok! Our wear resistant laminate finish allows you to easily remove any unwanted paint. So, warm water and a paper towel is all you need.
For a special date that is in a position that causes an overlap in handprints (for example: June 30th = 6:30), we suggest using another color to overlay the larger handprint. See below for image example.
Extra paint idea!
Also, if you would like to make your own handprints on your own decorative wall clock, here is some links to some paint options from Amazon:
Enjoy Your Customized And Meaningful Decorative Wall Clock
Finally, hang your custom large wall clock and enjoy the added personal touch you just gave your home! Just think of the fun design it will bring to your kid’s room, master bedrooms, and other living areas. We hope you have just as much fun making this clock for your home as we did making ours, all those years ago!
– Jon & Lindsay