Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

When my clock died I saved the parts. 
I knew they'd be good for something some day and for some of those 
lucky parts, that day is today! 
Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

I began by painting the outside of the clock with a green chalky finish paint by DecoArt
The paint sticks to the shiny finish with no problem. 
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DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

When the paint dried, (I "quick dry" my projects by sitting them in front of a fan), I sanded the edges for a distressed look. 
Repurposed Clock DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

Next, I made a set of bells using vintage tins and 2 small wooden cherries I had in my stash. 
Repurposed Clock Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

I tied the bells together with a narrow buffalo check ribbon
DIY Repurposed Clock Buffalo Check Christmas Wreath

Next, I made a large bow with a wider buffalo check wired ribbon and tied on the bells. 

I hot glued a small twig of berries to my clock then tied on the bow with the bells. 

I used a scrap piece of painted wood and used a Sharpie paint pen to write Merry Little Christmas then attached it to the wreath with hot glue. 
Repurposed Clock Buffalo Plaid Wreath

DIY Repurposed Clock Buffalo Plaid Wreath

That old broken clock became a beautiful buffalo check Christmas wreath, saving it from the land fill and beautifully decorating my front door! 

I am replacing the winter wreath basket I made last year with a fresh new look. 

Another great idea is the Canning Jar Holiday Wreath that uses recycled canning jar lids and the Easy Fall Hoop Wreath.
DIY Repurposed Clock Buffalo Plaid Wreath for Christmas

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. This is so pretty, Susan! I'd never have guessed that was a clock part!

    I'm featuring this cutie in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk party. Thanks for bringing it over! :)

    1. Thanks so much Donna, I always appreciate your features :)

  2. What a lovely way to repurpose an old clock frame, Susan! Love the color, the buffalo check ribbon and the cute sign. Such a pretty holiday wreath!

    1. Thanks so much Marie, this was a fun project! One of those projects that takes on a mind of it's own while I'm working on it!

  3. Very clever way to reuse an old clock. I LOVE how it turned out! When I first saw it I thought that it was a wooden picture frame not a clock part.

  4. What a clever idea! Love this old clock frame repurposed as a wreath and the bells couldn't be more adorable. I need to go to thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales more! What a treasure trove of supplies can be found. Thanks so muh for sharing this. Keep on inspiring us.


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