Make an Antique Mirror Clock With Only $20

9 Materials
2 Hours

During one of my many weekly Hobby Lobby jaunts, I found these gorgeous clock hands for $9. ($5 with that handy-dandy 40% off coupon!) And they gave me an idea! I had an unused glass table top that I decided to transform into an antique clock. Although lets be honest, I was leaving Hobby Lobby with an idea one way or another. Who doesn't?

What you need:

Round glass table top

Clock hands

Krylon's Looking Glass

Any Black Spray Paint

Black acrylic paint

Water spray bottle



Step One:

Clean the round piece of glass very well with some rubbing alcohol.

Step Two:

Spray water on the glass, making sure to have lots of droplets.

Step Three:

On top of the droplets, spray your Looking Glass spray paint. This dries very fast, so make sure it's an even coat! Any thin spots can look funky in the end.

Step Four:

After it dries, start dabbing the droplets with a paper towel to make the antique effect!

Step Five:

Spray one layer black paint over all of this.

Step Six:

Use your stencils to paint on your clock numbers (mine were reusable sticky stencils, they cost slightly more but they're definitely worth it!)

Step Seven:

Use a q-tip to apply E6000 your clock hands to the center. You could make this an actual functional clock, Hobby Lobby has everything you need for that. But I decided to make this a piece of art. The clock hands pointing to 8-17 (my anniversary).

And that's it! A super quick project, it only took me about 2 hours to finish this project, and it's a really nice sentimental piece. (If anyone has tips for photographing mirrors please let me know in the comments!)

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Lisa Cain Lisa Cain on Sep 22, 2020

    So you spray black paint over the top of the glass mirror you just did? (Step 5). I would think that would cover up the mirror??

  • Candace Candace on Sep 22, 2020

    YEEES..........Love that idea!

    Do you think that would work with a rectangle piece of glass?

  • Terrie Richard Terrie Richard on Sep 19, 2021

    Where do I find a round piece of glass?


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  • Amalia Greco Amalia Greco on Aug 29, 2021

    Did I miss the part about how you hung it on the wall?

  • Alex Alex on Oct 17, 2021

    I’m mentally scanning all the spare pieces of glass I have.. you could really go to town with this! You could use an old window panel and wood the edges..🤔