I am so excited to share this project with you! You might remember this little sneak peak I posted a while ago. Well, today is the full reveal. Introducing: the DIY Cuckoo Clock.
I don’t know if you’ve been to any craft stores lately, but I keep seeing unpainted wooden bird houses everywhere. The small versions used in this project only cost a $1. Every time I saw them, I kept wishing they were cuckoo clocks. That’s when it hit me: why not make your own?
Now, to be honest, as much as I love cuckoo clocks, the tick-tock sound is very distracting for me. (Not to mention an hourly chime!) These are quiet, display-only birds.
This project is pretty simple — almost all paint and glue. However, you’ll need a drill and possibly a rotary cutter (if you want to make the fancier gold/white version). I think this project would look equally cute in a monochromatic color scheme — or of course, you could go traditional and add tiny trees, wooden people, and dark wood trim.
If you make one, I’d love to see it! Just drop me a note. And, as always, if you have any questions about the instructions (or if you – gasp! - catch an error), drop me a line at kleecreel at everkelly dot com.
Here is a little sample from the instructions: