Snow Clock

By  Barbara Matthiessen 

There's "snow" better way to spend your time than crafting this charming reminder of fun days in the snow!

  • Snow Clock
  • Closeup View
  • Fig. 1


  • Clay saucer, 2-1/2”x8-1/2”
  • Clock movement
  • Artificial greenery of choice
  • Snowflake confetti, 5/8” diameter, 12 pieces
  • Craft wire, 18-gauge, 8” length


  • Drill with masonry bit
  • Round file (optional)
  • Enamel paints: denim, white, red, tangerine
  • Permanent markers: black, red
  • Beacon Adhesives Plexi-Bond Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • masking tape, sponge scrap, transfer paper, pencil, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Snow Clock

  • 1. Mark center bottom of saucer and hanger hole on side just below rim (see Fig. 1); place masking tape over marks on outside of saucer. Drill holes at marked areas, making sure saucer is on a steady surface. (Note: Drill slowly, then increase speed.) Test fit clock shaft in base hole. Use round file or work drill around sides of hole until shaft fits.

    Figure 1
  • 2. Basecoat saucer denim. Sponge paint sides white. Print, cut out, and transfer pattern, aligning snowman's head with hanger hole. On covered work surface, paint snowman white, letting some denim background show through. Mix dot of white with red to make pink; drybrush cheeks. Paint scarf red and nose tangerine. Use black marker to draw arms, outlines, eyes, and buttons. Use red marker to add lettering.
  • 3. Adhere snowflake confetti to front of saucer at 12 (top), 6 (bottom), 3 (right), and 9 (left) clock positions. Adhere two evenly-spaced snowflakes between numbers.
  • 4. Thread wire though hanger hole, twist ends together, and twist loop in wire on outside of saucer. Adhere clock movement to inside of saucer. Follow manufacturer's instructions to place hands on clock shaft. Adhere greenery to clock top around hanger.