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How To Make A Vinyl Record Clock

Updated on December 2, 2015
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Vintage Record Clocks

Bring to life an old record by making it into a clock. This is a fun and creative use for old records. They are simple and easy to make. This is also a perfect way of recycling records. You can make a record clock look plain, colorful or with a ripply look. Even though you can buy them already made why not make your own. It doesn't cost that much to do and takes about 15 minutes to put it together.

In this article we'll take a look at what supplies you need and instructions on how to make a record clock. There will be instructional video's to help you see visually on how to make a clock out of a record. Each one is a little different with great ideas. I like to see it visually myself and it helps to give me ideas along the way.

Your clock can have numbers, no numbers, roman numeral numbers or mixed numbers and dots. You could can paint them on or use number stickers. Get creative with your clock face. I even seen a photo of one with keyboard keys for numbers. I thought that was quite creative. So grab an old record and get started making a clock. This a definitely a fun record craft! Have fun making a vinyl record clock to hang up in your home! You'll love it and so will your visitors!


What You Need:

LP Record

Working Old Clock

Screwdriver

Hot Glue Gun

AA Battery

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Instructions

  1. Choose you record album to make your clock with.
  2. Take apart an old clock using a screwdriver. Separate the clocks hands from the square back support.
  3. Place the center pin through the hole in your record on Side B. Align the back support of the clock mechanism with the record so that the writing on the label is straight. Then us the glue gun to glue the square body on the record album.
  4. Arrange the clock's hands on the pin starting with the second hand first, followed by the minute hand and finally the hour hand. Secure the cap or pin that holds all the hands together tight.
  5. Your clock is not finished. You can hang your clock up or show it on a stand.

Homemade Records Made By Jerzimom

My Record Clocks I Made!
My Record Clocks I Made! | Source

How To Video On Vinyl Record Clock Making

Vinyl Records!

(12) 12" Vinyl Records for Arts & Crafts Decoration - 1970's
(12) 12" Vinyl Records for Arts & Crafts Decoration - 1970's

A nice collection of records for making record clocks. With these you can make more than one is you want too.

 

Wall Clock

Advance Clock CO. 10" Wall Clock [Black]
Advance Clock CO. 10" Wall Clock [Black]

The clock shown here is the type of clock you would take apart for the clock mechanism to be used in making a record clock. You can purchase a cheap one online, dollar store, at garage sale or a goodwill store.

 

Antique Clock Hands - Vintage Looking!

This is what record clocks look like with antique hands on it. Pretty cool, huh!

Antique Hands on a Vinyl Clock
Antique Hands on a Vinyl Clock | Source
Clock Movement Quartz Square Antique Black Hands 5/16 Kit
Clock Movement Quartz Square Antique Black Hands 5/16 Kit

An antique look makes it like from back in the old days. These clock hands are perfect for just that. These are easy to put together with record.

 

Pink!

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Pink Record - Pretty in Pink!

Soundtrack: Pretty in Pink OST (Pink Vinyl, Record Store Day) LP
Soundtrack: Pretty in Pink OST (Pink Vinyl, Record Store Day) LP

This would be my favorite if I made a colored clock. PINK! I love this movie from the 80's! Molly Ringwold was a spectacular actress!

 

Instructional Video - Making a Record Clock

In this video it shows that when you take the parts off the clock you also can use the the clock number sheet. You can glue the number sheet on the front of the record to give it a more actual clock look.

Melting Record Clock

This video shows you how to melt a record. Melting it gives a ripply look. You can bend the top of the record to fit over the edge of a shelf. Very neat! I like the ripply look because it gives it some style then just plain round. Although the plain round is a very timeless look!

© 2013 Cheryl Fay Mikesell

How To ..... Comments - What do you think about the making of a record clock?

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    • junecampbell profile image

      June Campbell 

      4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I love re-purposed items. This clock is a great idea -- but first to find an old record!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I collected many LPs and 45s in the "70s. Can you imagine how many clocks I can make? (Ha, ha!)

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Very neat idea, my local thrift shop sells these for just quarters each, I will pick some up next time I'm in. I also seen some other neat wall art ideas using these. I would have never thought of this though, very creative!

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      susan369 

      4 years ago

      This is quite unusual. I'll show this to my hubby - he loves clocks.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Aladdins Cave: Thanks for stopping by! Hope you making one.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Baddew Fibes: Thank You very much!

    • Baddew Fibes profile image

      Baddew Fibes 

      4 years ago

      All your lenses are SO creative, and this one's no exception. Being a huge music lover, this really appealed to me. Love it!

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      Aladdins Cave 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I like it.

      I've made clocks from all sorts of things in the past. But not a Record one. I would never use any of mine anyway. But I could get some from 2nd store for $1 or less and make one. But I don't think the Mrs would be happy. She only likes new stuff.

      Thanks and cheers from DOWNUNDER

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @SavioC: That's awesome! I'm sure it will turn out great. Your welcome!

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      SavioC 

      4 years ago

      Such a cool idea . It looks really great. We have some very old LP's which somehow we do not intend throwing . I'll make a record clock . Thank You.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Excellent craft project! Great way to recycle! However, most people I know who still own vinyl records would be willing to go to war before they let anybody take them. We (yes I said "We") - We're trying to figure out how to stop this RAP generation of "musicians" from using them to scratch! :)

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for sharing my lens. :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      very creative. thanks bit.ly/11zUrVT

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      I love this! Pinned to my crafts board.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @anonymous: Thank You!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @anonymous: Thank You!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @nicenet: Thank You!

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      nicey 

      5 years ago

      A very clever and creative idea.Well done.

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      jfjones1 

      5 years ago

      @LifeAhead: I was thinking the same thing. If you have a favorite song that has the word "time" in it, this is such a great idea. How about "What Time is it?" by Morris Day and The Time ?

      This is a totally cool idea. Wonderful lens.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @LifeAhead: All awesome songs! Now you can preserve a record with all your favorites into a clock. Thanks for coming by!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @jura: Awesome! Hope it turns out great!

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      LifeAhead 

      5 years ago

      Great idea! Just think about all the great 'time' songs that came out on vinyl...Time is on my Side, Rock Around the Clock, Time in a Bottle, As Time Goes By, No Time Left For You, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?....

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      jura 

      5 years ago

      Great idea i will try to make one .

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      Paul 

      5 years ago from Montreal

      Oh, I want that Pretty in Pink soundtrack on pink vinyl, I wouldn't make a clock out of that one though!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Arod17: Well now you have and can make your own! Thanks for stopping by.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Chris1970: Fun! I hope it turns out fantastic!

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      Arod17 

      5 years ago

      This is a very cool idea, I never seen a clock like this!

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      Chris1970 

      5 years ago

      What a cool idea! I actually know which record I'm going to use.Thank you.

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      I prefer the unmelted version of these clocks, it seem like the record should be left intact and not destroyed by the melting process.

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @coreyweb: i know right! My fiancee's Dad gave me some old records to make some with. I'm so excited!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      coreyweb 

      5 years ago

      So so cool. Now I need to figure out if I have any vinyl I don't want to listen to anymore :)

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @NibsyNell: Thanks!

    • Jerzimom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Klinetka: Thank You!

    • Klinetka profile image

      Klinetka 

      5 years ago

      Such a great idea - I love vintage looking record clock. Really nice

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      NibsyNell 

      5 years ago

      This is such an amazing idea!

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