Make Every Moment Count: Creative Clocks

Kelly White with Heartland Paper Company shares creative clocks ideas that will have you tracking every moment.


• Clock Parts (available in clock kits or individually from Craft stores)

• Adhesive

• Scissors

• Hole Punch (I recommend the We-R Memory Keepers Big Bite) or Drill


This clock helps children to know their schedule and learn to tell time. It uses pictures to show what happens at certain times of the day.

Additional supplies:

• Clock Base (available at Heartland $12.99)

• Die Cuts (we used QuicKutz, but basic dies are available for use at the stores)

• Pattern Paper for clock base

• Cardstock for die cutting

• Antique Linen Distress Ink


1. Cover plain clock base with pattern paper- Distress edges with ink

2. Die cut various daily activities using die cuts and place in holes in clock

3. Apply title to center of clock

4. Place clockworks through center hole of clock


This clock is made out of a magnet board so that you can post notes about appointments and schedules to yourself using magnets.

Additional Supplies:

• Magnet Board ($5.99)

• 2 Large Flowers ($0.50)

• Rub-on Numbers ($0.99)

• Rhinestones ($1.99)

• Flourish Rub-ons ($2.49)

• Decorative Magnets


1. Punch hole in center of magnet board

2. Apply number rub-ons around clock works. (start by placing 12/3/6/9 and then fill in other numbers)

3. Apply flourish rub-ons to clock corners

4. Run clock works through magnet board and flowers.

5. Apply Rhinestones as desired.

6. Use magnets and notes to remember appointments and deadlines.


Perfect for the kitchen—a clock out of any plate that can be drilled.

Additional Supplies:

• Metal or plastic plate that can be drilled

• Paper, Rub-ons or other décor


1. Drill or punch hole in center of plate

2. If plate needs decoration, use paper, rub-ons, stickers, etc to create desired effect.

3. Assemble clockworks through hole in center.


Use a simple wood plaque and decorate it with things you love.

Additional Supplies:

• Clock Kit or board with clock works

• Supplies to decorate favorite thing or theme (paper to piece picture, tickets to event, programs, fabric)


1. Decorate plain board with all of your favorite things. If you love owls, create an owl out of paper or use a piece of owl fabric. If you love the Jazz, find Jazz items that could make a collage.

2. Place clock parts through hole in board.


Replace numbers in any clock with photos of loved ones

Additional Supplies:

• Traditional clock base that can be unassembled.

• 12 photos of family or friends (we used pictures from the first 12 months of a baby’s life)

• Circle Punch

• Decorative Paper

• Sticker lettering


1. Take clock apart and trace basic clock shape onto pattern paper.

2. Decorate clock front with paper, and embellishments as desired.

3. Cut photos into circles using a circle punch (mat photos with coordinating cardstock and larger circle punch if desired)

4. Place photos where numbers would normally go on the clock.

5. Reassemble clock parts.


Use an acrylic frame or piece as the front of your clock and change out pictures or scrapbook layouts behind the acrylic for an always changing clock.

Additional Supplies:

• Acrylic Frame ($9.99 at Heartland)

• Scrapbook Layouts


1. Drill hole in Acrylic Frame

2. Punch corresponding hole in scrapbook layout.

3. Place clockworks through layout and frame.

4. Change out layouts as desired.

Heartland Paper has two locations for your scrapbook shopping needs:


616 West 2600 South

Bountiful, UT 84010

(801) 294-7166


5794 South Redwood Road

Taylorsville, UT 84123

(801) 963-6101

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