Learn how to makeover a $1 IKEA clock using washi tape! This tutorial is so easy; you don’t need any crafting skills. Such a cute home decor or gift idea.
I use a mini clock a lot in my work. I’m always needing to know the time without having to search around, and I set alarms, etc. So recently I bought a $1 clock from IKEA and revamped it with washi tape.
Instantly my clock became 1,000 times better looking, and now I want to make 1,000 more of them.
Wouldn’t this IKEA clock make a great hostess gift? Or just fun and budget friendly decor? Here’s how I made this washi tape craft (you won’t believe how easy it is).
Makeover an IKEA Clock
Gather These Supplies
- Travel clock (I got mine at IKEA but you can try Target too)
- Washi tape
- Mod Podge (Matte or Gloss formula)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Craft knife
Here’s the plain clock in all of it’s glory. It’s actually a pretty nice clock for $1.
Pick the washi tape you love and start spreading it across the face of the clock, smoothing as you go. I didn’t want to waste any washi (this stuff is precious!), so I tore it when going across the face and then continued on the other side.
At any point you can start trimming the washi tape with your craft knife.
There’s a little area between the clock face and the plastic body of the clock where you can run the craft knife around and trim the washi. Just go slowly and carefully. Then flip the clock onto its face and trim the sides.
Use your Mod Podge to seal – let dry for 15 minutes and then add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the top. Let it dry for several hours. The Dimensional Magic is optional, but I love the glossy sheen.
Cute, huh? This little guy can travel with you anywhere. You can go around the edges with washi if you want, too. I just chose to do the face, but feel free to get wild.
And before I go, here’s one more version of a washi tape IKEA clock. See – there are endless possibilities! how will you decorate yours? Let me know in the comments!