Personalized Family Photo Clock

A couple of weeks ago while checking out Rosy Red Buttons blog I found a clock that was created using family photographs…brilliant!

While I loved the idea of this project, I thought I could create it much easier using a clock I found on clearance. So I got to work!

Pretty cute huh? This quick & easy project is a great gift idea, plus easy on your wallet. Gotta love that! So, here’s how I created this personalized family photograph clock…

I found this clock on Christmas clearance at Gordman’s for $4. Score! This would be a perfect base for my project.

I found the photograph I wanted to use from our recent family photo session. I opened that sucker in Photoshop and got to work. I cropped it into a circle using Photoshop about 1/2 inch wider than the actual clock measured (I figured some bleed room would help when assembling!).

Once I had the photo cropped to the size it was time to add the numbers. I decided to use Roman Numerals…a little different but that’s just me!

I printed it out on sticky vinyl so I wouldn’t have to worry about choosing a glue or using Mod Podge.

I removed the clock hands and peeled the backing off the sticker paper. I positioned the sticker into place and pressed down firmly so there were no bubbles.

Once everything was in place, I trimmed off the excess paper.

I reattached the clock hands and that’s it!

Yep, that easy. Once I had the paper printed, it was only about a 15 minute project! LOVE that!!



  1. says

    First off this looks so fantastic! I may have to make one for MIL’s birthday coming up. And secondly you have the cutest little girl!


  2. says

    Wow! that looks so easy to do. I love this kind of projects! :-) Since I don’t have a vinyl printer, which glue would work best with this project?

    P.S. Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my etched window design. :-)

  3. says

    That is beyond adorable and so clever! My kiddos would love this and I’m thinking I might have to do this in their playroom. Thanks for sharing this creative idea with us at Inspiration Friday!

  4. says

    I LOVE this!! I may have to try and make one of these soon with the photos from our upcoming photo shoot!! Can’t wait!!

  5. says

    I’m so glad you linked this to the PInterest Challenge party! I too copied the Rosy Red Buttons tutorial but while I love my square clocks (I’ve now made four of them!), I was trying to work up the courage to try a round one. Thanks to your blog I now have the courage to try!

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