I am going to show you the step by step process on how to create this beautiful clock for less than $7 (if you already have a clock mechanism) or $12 if you need to purchase the clock mechanism.
Step 1: Use two signs from Dollar Tree and glue them together using craft sticks. The back of the two signs will become the front of the clock.
Step 2: Use two packages of 5 gallon paint stir sticks, these can be found at Wal-Mart for less than $1 a pack.
Step 3: Cut them down to fit on the edges of the signs to create a frame and attach them using E6000.
Step 4: Attach one in the center of the two signs, and then attach one in the center of the two separate sections.
Step 5: Using 4 of the one gallon paint sticks or ruler sticks, that you can purchase from Lowe’s in a pack of 10 for $1.
Measure and cut out the angles for each section to create an X and attach using E6000.
Step 6: Fill in any large cracks with wood filler, allow it to dry and then sand down smooth.
Step 7: Find the center of the sign and drill a hole for the clock mechanism to be able to fit through.
Step 8: Glue tumbling tower game pieces from Dollar Tree, end to end until you have enough to go from one end of the sign to the other. Some of them will have to be cut to fit the sign perfectly. Glue them onto the back of the sign using E6000. This is going to create a beautiful frame and also allow room for the clock mechanism to set flush on the back.
Step 9: Fill in the cracks on the sides with spackling, allow to dry, and sand down smooth.
Step 10: Paint the sign the color of your choice. I painted this one with white chalk paint.
Step 11: If you like a distressed look, dry brush over the sign using a grey chalk paint.
Step 12: Using the two larger wire rings from a package from Dollar Tree, spray paint them in a Matte Black. Also spray paint the clock hands, so they match the rings.
Step 13: Once the paint has dried, attached the rings to the sign using E6000.
Step 14: Using the metal numbers from Dollar Tree, dry brush Truffle colored chalk paint on the edges to give a rusty look.
Step 15: Glue the numbers to the sign using E6000.
Step 16: Insert the clock mechanism and attach the clock hands.
Now, you have a gorgeous Farmhouse clock! If you would like to watch the Full Step by Step tutorial, see my YouTube video at the end of this post.