Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: A Simple and Fun Skoj Wall Clock Hack

Interested in getting a little home decoration that doesn’t immediately scream “I just had enough time to make one stop at IKEA for my entire apartment?”  This cute and simple project can turn their ordinary wall clock into something a bit more fancy with not too much effort at all!  Ditch the normal IKEA look for something a bit more customized.


The parts. You’ll need:

  • IKEA Skoj wall clock – $15.99
  • Scrapbook paper
  • A slick, clear glue – like Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint (Optional)


Do it.

Start by dismantling the needles from the front of the clock.  If you like, you can spray paint these now to better match the aesthetic you’re going for if silver doesn’t quite work.

Then, cut the scrap book paper to the size of the clock and trace out all the clock’s elements (the movement circle, the hour marks).  The middle circle of the clock (the area where the needles move) is especially important to give a sense of orientation. An exacto knife works here, but anything can do in a pinch.

Once the paper is sized and the elements are cut out, coat the back of the clock with Mod Podge and very gently and carefully rest the paper on top of it.  Smooth out any bubbles created with a flat surface, wait for the whole creation to dry, then reassemble the clock’s needles.  Success!  Now you have a customized and fancy clock for an extremely reasonable price!

Source: IKEA Hackers

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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