New Year’s Eve Celebration Clock with Free Template

How was your 2018? It probably held some ups and downs – and we hope there were more ups than not. Whatever came your way this year, its time to party your cares away and embrace the New Year. To welcome 2019 right and make your party one to remember, you’ll need the right decor. Whether you’re hosting or a guest, this celebration clock will help everyone countdown in style!


What You’ll Need:


  • 12” Wood clock base
  • Paint brush (one broad and one fine tipped)
  • White and Black paint (I used Craftsmart Multisurface Premium Acrylic)
  • Gold sparkle ribbon tape
  • Clock hands and motor kit (make sure the kit you get in the appropriate thickness for your clock base)
  • White transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • Free printable template (click here)


Paint face of your clock black.  You should only need one or two coats here, be sure to let dry between coats.



Cut your template out, following the black circle outline.  This will allow you to align the template to the outside edge of your clock base.  Lay a sheet of the transfer paper out onto your clock base.  Place your template on top of the transfer paper, aligning the edge of the paper with the clock base.  Use a pencil to trace over each letter, the transfer paper will leave a chalky outline wherever you draw with the pencil.


Using the pattern you made with the transfer paper, use the white paint and your fine tipped brush to fill in the letters on your clock face.  This is a tricky step so time your time, don’t rush it.


Add the ribbon tape to the side of clock.  If you can’t find ribbon tape, regular ribbon or paint will work here just as well.


Add the clock hands and motor according to the directions on the package of the set you purchased. Most of them are the same, thread the motor shaft through the centre of the clock and attach the hands with the bolts provided.


Add some batteries and countdown to midnight!!


Like this Festive decoration? Check out this one: DIY Framed Christmas Card and Photo Holder

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