Fall is here! To kick things off, we wanted to share with you how to make a Pumpkin Clock. We’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you create the perfect DIY pumpkin clock!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your own Pumpkin Clock from a REAL pumpkin in 6 easy steps:
(1) Medium-sized pumpkin
(1) Quartz clock movement
(1) Clock hands
(1) AA battery
(1) Set of pumpkin carving tools (or knife)
Optional: Newspaper, paint, stencils, or numerals.
Spread the newspaper out on your table and place the pumpkin on top of it. Use a knife or pumpkin carving tool to cut a 3 to 4 inch hole in the top of your pumpkin.
Ready to get messy? Roll your sleeves up and remove all of the pumpkin’s insides!
Determine the face side of your pumpkin and scrape the inside wall of that side of the pumpkin.
Drill a small hole in the face side of your pumpkin. Or, tap on a screwdriver with a hammer to create the hole.
Insert the shaft of the clock movement through the front hole, and assemble the mounting hardware on the movement.
Attach the clock hands, set the correct time, and then insert the battery.
Finished DIY Pumpkin Clock
Optional: Stencil numerals on the face and paint, or attach stickers. Or leave the face blank, it’s up to you!