Clock face ornament and other tree decor

Hi, Merry Christmas and welcome to this little clock dial ornament tutorial….I’m so glad you came to take a look-see!

clock face ornament

  vintage clock dial

Above are pictured a few of my real clock dials from Christmas 2010.

I was inspired to use clocks on my tree from a cute store in Leesburg, Virginia!!

I finely located these pics and the website so you can see how cute their tree is!!!


I have some real clock dials as ornaments, but I needed  some more, so I decided to save money and make my own. First, I took a picture of a clock face, made copies, and cut two of them out. Click  Clock for a free download pdf file in case you are interested in printing them and making some yourself. It might look a little fuzzy but when you print it the size is smaller and much more clear.  I’ll be adding more pictures of different dials in the next few days. Click here ,I just added another style.

  clock face printable

I then decided I would use a cd as the base to glue on the two faces (front & back). It was the perfect fit and has a hole in the middle…Bingo!!

How to make clock face ornaments

I painted on Mod Podge to act as the glue for the paper to stick.

clock face ornament theme how to

After those were glued, front and back I painted both exterior sides with Mod Podge and let it dry. You can also use a little heavier paper and no modpodge on the outside. Then I poked a hole in the middle and added twine for hanging.

BTW: I put a few premades on etsy. You can find the store on my side bar….over there on the upper right :)

vintage time theme christmas tree


To make the little banners…. I just printed off the words, cut them in stripes, and glued them together.

time theme garland

  Christmas garland

For the garland I  used twine and glued folded over newsprint triangles spaced appox every  4 inches.


handmade projects



Ornament Party

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  1. Lovely! The fact that they tie in with the sayings makes them all the better. Nice job!

  2. I think this is so clever and I just love it! I can’t wait to make one. I have lots of old CD’s I could use for this. Thanks for posting this one…and your tree looks so the banners too!

  3. This project is adorable! I just love your creativity.

    Is there any way to have your settings so that it’s simpler to comment? Every time I comment I have to type in all of my information and that takes a long time. Thanks.

  4. I love this! I featured it today on my blog – today’s top twenty! I’d love if you could stop by! While your there please click on my widget at the top. For every click P&G will donate 1 day’s worth of clean water! {Plus you get free samples and coupons!} Talk soon!


  5. I just LOVE white clock faces with Roman numerals. I have a bunch of these faces in a box. Now I know what I am going to do with them.

    My best- Diane

  6. I love your tree and the clock face ornaments! How clever to use cd’s! Great job!

  7. So cute! I just made my own PDF (just converted it to jpeg to have on my site) of a Parisian clock face! Maybe I’ll have to scale it down and do a few ornaments. These are just darling!! (not to self-advertise, but I thought you might be interested since it’s related!)

    Just became a follower. :)

    Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

  8. THIS is AH-MAZING!! I love it and must share your idea over on my FB Blog community page! The end result is spectacular!!

    THX for sharing and Merry Christmas!

    :D Lynda

  9. What a unique idea for a tree! This is so creative! Themed trees are so cool : )

  10. What a fabulous inspirational idea! Love the clock and your blog and have just become your follower. I am nest to you a BNOTP and hope you will stop by and become a friend.

  11. What a creative and inspirational idea. Thanks for sharing. I have just become a follower and hope that you will stop by for a visit and be a friend too.

  12. Thank you all for your sweet comments!! You are a blessing!!

  13. Hi, Me again :) Yes there are 3 places to fill in Name, Email, and Website and the Website is optional to be able to comment. I have a couple of other blogs I follow with this same type of commenting but my information comes up automatically in the comment section so I don’t have to retype it with each visit. Just thinking about it today and wondering.

    I love your blog and you have great projects.

  14. I am digging your tree. I love modge podge! I just discovered it this past summer thanks to all the awesome blogs I follow. I love your ideas, and am your newest follower. Came over from Kim’s party! Hope to see you sometime.

  15. Such a cute look and how smart to print them off and use a cd to attach them to. Thanks for joining the party.

  16. Bettymnz4 says:

    Thank you for the pdf and the tute. I love clocks (have a vintage nonfunctioning one for decor, even). I plan to do this project and look forward to your other upcoming clock faces!! I am your newest follower.

  17. Thanks for stopping by. I’m looking forward to hanging out with you over here! Great blog! =)

  18. Such a cute cute idea…thanks for sharing it at my OPEN HOUSE!


  19. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for friending me back! :) You tree looks fabulous! So natural and those clocks are fabulous! I look forward to exploring your blog more and getting to “know” you!

  20. Very cute! I like your blog very much. I’ll be back.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  21. What a clever and fun way to decorate the tree! I love how vintage and PB this looks! Nice work!

    Happy Holidays!

  22. Very cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  23. Rene, this is such a darling idea! I love theme trees and wish we had the room to have second tree for this reason.


  24. I LOVE THESE!!! GORGEOUS!!! I would love to have you add them to my ORNAMENT PARTY.


  25. I just popped on over from DIY and so glad I did. I just absolutely love the vintage clock them and am already thinking that it would be a lovely “them” for my entire little home next year. They would also make great litte gifts to give away as favors from our family get together. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and will def subscribe to your blog, what an awsome find!

  26. What a great idea! Thanks for the download.

  27. Such a clever ornament idea! Thanks for sharing!

  28. OMG!!! I’m in love with this tree. I hope you won’t mind if we C.A.S.E. it for our home. I wanted to make our ornaments this year since our 2 pups and twin 3yr olds can’t stay off the tree. I had the cricut all primed and ready but after seeing this design, I’ve changed my mind.

  29. Wowza comment batman!! LOL

    What a great project! I didn’t know you followed Centsational Chick. I love her blog (and Thrifty Decor). Great blogs. Also – I feel like should’ve known you had an etsy shop?? :)

  30. Ooooh, I love it. I own at least 50 clocks all sizes and shapes. Love clocks. I am so going to do this next year. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

  31. This tree is so beautiful, and I love that it represents my *favorite* scripture. Well done! :)

  32. Since imitation is the best form of is my attempt at your design:

    Thanks again for just the inspiration I needed.

  33. What a great idea, I love it! Thanks for sharing the tut AND for following my blog. Have a great weekend, Nan

  34. Wow! This is so cute! I love all your ideas and your tree is gorgeous. Shared on my facebook business page here!

  35. What a creative idea! I love this! “A time to . . . ” I really like that.

    I’m finally stopping by – and I’m following you! Thanks so much for joining my blog! :)

    Felicity, at {Simple Elegance}

  36. Great idea!


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  38. Thank you sooooo much for the clock printables! I ended up making a bunch of these for my trees and along with some other vintage ornament collections, it was exactly the look I was going for! My friends did a lot of oooh-ing and aaah-ing at the clocks. =)

  39. Hi Tara,
    I’m so happy you used the clocks and your friends loved them!!


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