DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Hexagon Marble Wall Clock

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

I personally love the #shelfie concept much more than the #selfie trend, so to support the movement, I’m sharing this DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock for more photogenic shelfies across the world. I know, I know, you can thank me later. In the meantime. let me just apologize to you for the incessant use of marble tiles in every other DIY lately. I have a slight addiction.

But seriously, they really do look good on just about everything: Shelves, desks, countertops, and even the dinner table. They’re basically your new best decor friend…

Materials:

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

First you’ll need to drill a hole into the very center of the tile. To do this, use painter’s tape to tape across the surface of the tile for added strength so the marble doesn’t chip or break. Next, start a groove with a drill and regular drill bit just until you can see ceramic dust, then switch to a ceramic drill bit and spritz the hole with water to help drill through without causing tension. It may become a bit messy, but you can use a paper towel to dab away excess water.

Once the hole is drilled all the way through, remove the tape and wipe the surface clean. Insert the battery part of the clock mechanism through the hole to make sure it fits. If so, use a dab of super glue evenly across the battery backing (being sure to avoid the hand shaft so that it will still rotate the hands as necessary), and then insert the movement through the hole and hold in place until the battery is well adhered to the back of the marble.

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

This is necessary because the marble is too thick for the hex nut to clip onto from the front side, so it needs to be held in place on it’s own. Next, insert the washer over the shaft and then the hex nut, both of which can be glued to adhere to place.

Lastly, you’ll attach the hands as instructed for your mechanism, and you’re all set!

The tile is wide enough to stand up on it’s own, but it can also be hung from the opening on the back of the mechanism, or stacked/lean in place for styling.

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth  DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

Speaking of time, we’re actually just getting settled here in Florida visiting family and have no intention of racing the clock for the next few days! Can I get an amen?!

Be sure to follow along with all of the daily behind the scenes happenings over on Instagram, and share your S+C projects for us to see with #mysugarandcloth!

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

DIY Mini Hexagon Marble Wall Clock

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

I personally love the #shelfie concept much more than the #selfie trend, so to support the movement, I’m sharing this DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock for more photogenic shelfies across the world. I know, I know, you can thank me later. In the meantime. let me just apologize to you for the incessant use of marble tiles in every other DIY lately. I have a slight addiction.

But seriously, they really do look good on just about everything: Shelves, desks, countertops, and even the dinner table. They’re basically your new best decor friend…

Materials:

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

First you’ll need to drill a hole into the very center of the tile. To do this, use painter’s tape to tape across the surface of the tile for added strength so the marble doesn’t chip or break. Next, start a groove with a drill and regular drill bit just until you can see ceramic dust, then switch to a ceramic drill bit and spritz the hole with water to help drill through without causing tension. It may become a bit messy, but you can use a paper towel to dab away excess water.

Once the hole is drilled all the way through, remove the tape and wipe the surface clean. Insert the battery part of the clock mechanism through the hole to make sure it fits. If so, use a dab of super glue evenly across the battery backing (being sure to avoid the hand shaft so that it will still rotate the hands as necessary), and then insert the movement through the hole and hold in place until the battery is well adhered to the back of the marble.

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

This is necessary because the marble is too thick for the hex nut to clip onto from the front side, so it needs to be held in place on it’s own. Next, insert the washer over the shaft and then the hex nut, both of which can be glued to adhere to place.

Lastly, you’ll attach the hands as instructed for your mechanism, and you’re all set!

The tile is wide enough to stand up on it’s own, but it can also be hung from the opening on the back of the mechanism, or stacked/lean in place for styling.

DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth  DIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & clothDIY mini hexagon marble wall clock | sugar & cloth

Speaking of time, we’re actually just getting settled here in Florida visiting family and have no intention of racing the clock for the next few days! Can I get an amen?!

Be sure to follow along with all of the daily behind the scenes happenings over on Instagram, and share your S+C projects for us to see with #mysugarandcloth!

Comments

  • Lexy | Proper

    02.27.15

    Ash! You are KILLING me with these marble projects lately! This one might be my fave! I might need a collection of marble clocks now. So cute! Have a great weekend!

    • Ashley said:

      thanks lex! xoxox

  • Absolutely love this! We’ve wondered what to do with some extra marble in the garage beyond a few dozen cheese plates! I’m getting my ceramic drill bits now. :) thanks for the inspiration. Jen @ http://www.satsumadesigns.com – just found you on BH&G – sending my vote now!

  • Megan

    03.02.15

    The marble tile link isn’t working :(

  • Katie

    07.24.15

    Was the 3/4″ mini clock kit you linked in this project the one you actually used? Because I bought the marble tile and the clock kit you linked and the shaft on the clock is wayyyyyyyy too long. It sticks out a good half inch from the front of the marble and does not look cute. I’m going to see if I can add some wood or something to the back between the battery box and the marble so the hands aren’t sticking a half inch away from the tile on the front. Just wanted to comment to prevent other people from encountering the same trouble I did if you’re actually going to try this project!

  • Paola

    08.11.15

    Wow, this idea is so wonderful and beautiful and I too love the look of marble. I will definitely be trying this in the future.

    In my blog, I made a DIY Marble Tray… take a look here and add it to your marble collection.
    http://www.endevourly.com/home?tag=Marble%20Tray

  • Shan

    09.23.15

    Hi! Do you know anywhere that I can purchase the mini wall clock kit? The link above did not work. Thank you!

    • Megan said:

      Try Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon.com

    • Ashley said:

      I Jason, we’re glad you were inspired by our work, but we ask that you not recreate our project in sharing the exact step by steps. You should have at the very least crediting us for inspiration, as I’m sure you wouldn’t want another Youtube account to recreate your work without crediting you either :)