Wall Clock to Hanging Planter

 Walking home from work a week ago I passed a house that was being gutted in preparation for remodelling. On a big pile of garbage was a funky reproduction wall clock.  It was filthy dirty and had a few sharp nails sticking out here and there, but I saw the potential.  It’s fully modern and it’s clockworks are the cheap plastic battery operated kind.   But I loved it at first sight.

 I took it home and gave it a good scrubbing.  I didn’t worry about the cheapo clockworks getting wet because I had no intention of restoring it to a working clock.

I dragged out my homemade white chalk paint and gave it a couple of good coats.   The lines of the clock were pretty enough on their own, but I wanted to add a bit of embellishment.   I have a little grapevine wreath that I have used oh so many times, and I was delighted when it fit the clockface perfectly.  It has been many colours,  some of which now peek softly through the white paint.

  I wanted to make it into a wall planter, and figuring out how to do that was the hardest part of the project. I played with baskets and various types of wire and screening. I finally settled on this lace embellished burlap that I glued on using Marine Goop. It is strong and pretty, and will allow for drainage.  Then I stuffed the little pocket with end-of-summer white flowers (sweet alyssum, pansies and Alaskan daisies that rebloomed once we finally started getting a bit of rain. That pocket could also be used to hold wedding or Christmas cards.



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11 thoughts on “Wall Clock to Hanging Planter

    • Thank you, Audra. I tried a lot of different potential planters, I was just about to go in search of some chickenwire and strip moss when I picked up the roll of burlap. A friend has convinced me to try to get the clock working.


  1. Donna, it is darling! The clock has such beautiful lines and I love how you turned it into a planter! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.


  2. Oh my gosh, I love it! I would have painted it white, too:) SO clever to make it into a planter ~ great repurpose, and oh so pretty, too! Thanks for linking up to our Vintage Charm Party! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for this week’s party! xoKathleen


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