DIY Vinyl Record Clock

If there are two things in life that I really love, it's thrifting and crafting. But if there's anything I like better than doing both separately, it's upcycling my thrifted finds. I created this awesome vinyl record clock in under 30 minutes and for $8, and you can too! Add some flare to your office in a few easy steps!

What You'll Need:

Vinyl Record
Clock Kit
(@ Michael's Crafts $7)

The Steps:

1. Disassemble your clock kit according the directions on the box. You may just have to remove the nut and the washer from the thread.

2. Thread the mechanism through the record by rotating it like a screw.

3. Replace the washer first and then the nut to tighten the mechanism to the record.

4. Place the smaller hand on first (push down until you can't push it any further). Once it's in place, thread the big hand on next. The hands won't touch, so don't force the larger hand to move past where it belongs.  

4. Finish the clock by placing the second hand on top.

5. Add a battery and use the dial on the back of the clock to adjust the time.

That's it!

Fun Tips:

Clock kits come in many shapes and colors, and can even include numbers! You can design your clock to look any way you wish!

Many thrift stores sell working and non-working records for $1! I found mine in a box of records that was given to me for $5! 

What do you think of this project? Is it something you'd add to your home decor?


  1. Oh my gosh, I absolutely MUST try this! I have a huge record collection, so this would be perfect for my wall!

    1. Please do! It would look so cute! I love that I can hang it above my record collection and it's so relevant. Send me some pics if you end up completing this project! :)

  2. I love this idea! I don't think I have any old vinyl records anymore, but I know where to find them cheap. I think we're on the same page, Sam.

    1. Thanks Eileen! Hope you'll try it out! Thank you for stopping on over! :)

  3. Worthy clock information! I've read your article "DIY Vinyl Record Clock". Great sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my blog! Glad you enjoyed my post!


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