Vinyl is back in a huge way and I personally love collecting and listening to vintage vinyl. Unfortunately, after years of wear and tear or improper storage vinyl can be damaged to a point it will no longer play. This DIY is a fun and easy way to give new life to that damaged vinyl.

For this project you will need:

  • Vinyl Records
  • Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • “Clock Shoppe” Clock Making Kit
  • AA Battery
  • Electric Drill & Drill Bit

Step 1 – Gather your materials

Step 2 – Decide on a design you want to paint on your vinyl

The fun part of this project is the painting, you can do any design you like! We tried a few techniques. One was with the end of a pencil by making a circle pattern in different colors. To get a beautiful swirl pattern we placed the record onto the record player (don’t place the needle on the record) and painted one color at a time with the record spinning. Some of our more artistic volunteers even painted pictures on the records.

Step 3 – Drilling for the clock mechanism

Once the paint is dry you will need to drill the hole in the center of the record slightly larger for the clock mechanism to fit.

Step 4 – Assemble

 To assemble the clock mechanism, follow these instructions:

1. Slide rubber washer to the shaft of the clock movement.

2. Insert shaft through the center hole of the record.

3. Slide brass washer over shaft.

4. Screw hex nut into shaft. Do not overtighten.

5. Slide hour hand onto shaft and press down until it stops. Turn to the 12:00 position.

6. Align minute hand over shaft and press down until it stops. Turn to the 12:00 position.

7. Screw cap nut onto shaft. Do not overtighten. If adding a second hand, screw on minute nut instead of cap nut. Do not overtighten. Press stem of second hand through the top of the shaft and press down until it stops. Turn to the 12:00 position.

8.Insert one AA battery as indicated and use dial on the back to set the time.

That’s it! Display your beautiful new clock.

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