How to Make a Resin Clock at Home: A Step-Wise Guide

How to Make a Resin Clock at Home: A Step-Wise Guide

Feb 21, 2024

Are you looking to add a unique and personalised touch to your home decor? If so, making a resin clock at home is a great way to achieve it. Resin is flexible and can be moulded into various shapes and designs, allowing you to create a clock that matches your style perfectly. 

In this step-wise guide, we will walk you through creating your masterpiece. Everything is included, from gathering the necessary materials to assembling the final product. So, let's get started! To gain deeper knowledge of resin art, joining a resin art course is highly recommended.

Materials You Will Need to Make a Resin Clock

Before starting your project, make sure you have the following materials:

  • Resin: Choose between clear resin, which allows you to showcase any objects or embellishments you add to the clock, or coloured resin, which adds a pop of colour to your piece.
  • Clock Mechanism and Hands: These can be easily purchased online or at a local craft store. Choose hands that match the overall aesthetic and are proportionate to the size of your clock.
  • Clock Face Template or Stencil: This is for getting a symmetrical design and ensuring that your numbers are evenly spaced. You can find pre-made templates or stencils online or create your own using a design by hand.
  • Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks: Use disposable cups to accurately measure and combine the resin and hardener. Stir sticks are essential for thoroughly mixing, ensuring the resin sets properly.
  • Pigments or Dyes: These allow you to customise your design and create unique effects. Whether you want vibrant colours or a subtle tint, you have different pigments or dyes to achieve your desired look.
  • Glitter or Embellishments (Optional): Sprinkle glitter into the mixture before pouring it into the mould, or embed small embellishments such as beads, charms, or dried flowers.
  • Disposable Gloves: This will keep your hands clean and prevent allergic reactions or skin irritations. Choose ones that are chemical-resistant.
  • Protective Eyewear: Wearing it protects your eyes from potential splashes or fumes. Look for safety goggles that are comfortable to wear and provide full coverage.
  • Silicone Moulds or a Mould Release Spray: Moulds come in various shapes and sizes, allowing you to create unique designs. If you're using a silicone mould, use a release spray to remove the cured resin without any damage easily.
  • Sandpaper: Having one with varying grits will help you achieve the desired level of smoothness. Start with a coarser grit and gradually move to finer grits for a flawless finish.
  • Epoxy Adhesive (If Necessary): Adding a wooden base or attaching decorative elements to the clock face provides a strong and durable bond.
  • Tape or Clips (If Necessary): Use these to position objects, such as clock hands or decorative elements, until the resin cures fully. This will ensure that your components are properly placed and attached.

Steps to Make a Resin Clock at Home

Following these simple steps, you can make a stunning timepiece reflecting your style and creativity.

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

Before Beginning your project, setting up a well-equipped workspace is essential. Here are some key preparations you need to make:

  • A Well-Ventilated Area: Resin emits fumes during the curing process, so it's important to have proper ventilation. Open windows or work in a well-ventilated room for your safety.
  • Protect Your Work Surface: Lay down a plastic sheet or old newspapers to catch any spills or drips. Resin can be messy, so it's essential.
  • Gather Your Materials: Collect everything you'll need, including a clock mechanism, resin, mould, pigments (if desired), mixing cups, stirring sticks, and a heat gun or blow torch for removing air bubbles.
  • Wear Protective Gear: Safety should always come first. Wear gloves, goggles, and a face mask to protect yourself from any potential harm.

Step 2: Prepare the Resin

Now that your workspace is ready, it's time to prepare the resin mixture. Follow these steps:

  • Measure the Resin: Carefully take the required amount of resin as per the manufacturer's instructions. It's crucial to get the ratio of resin and hardener right for optimal curing.
  • Mix the Resin: Pour the measured amount into a mixing cup and add the hardener according to the recommended ratio. Stir the mixture slowly and thoroughly for a few minutes, ensuring no streaks or lumps remain.
  • Add Pigments (Optional): If you want to add some colour, now is the time to mix in pigments. Use a separate mixing cup and add a few drops of dye into the mixture. Stir well until the colour is evenly distributed.

Step 3: Pour the Resin into the Mould

With the resin mixture prepared, it's time to pour it into the mould. Follow these steps:

  • Prepare the Mould: Ensure it is clean and free from dust or debris. Apply a mould-release agent, such as petroleum jelly, to make it easier to remove the clock face later.
  • Pour the Resin: Slowly pour the resin mixture, ensuring it fills up to your desired thickness. Don't overfill, as the resin may spill over the edges.
  • Remove Air Bubbles: Using a heat gun or blowtorch to eliminate any trapped air bubbles. Pass the heat source over the surface to release the bubbles. Do not apply too much heat or hold the heat source too close to the resin.

Step 4: Add the Clock Mechanism

Once the resin has cured and hardened, it's time to add the clock mechanism. Follow these steps:

  • Demould the Resin: Gently flex the mould to release the clock face. If you encounter any resistance, try placing the mould in warm water for a few minutes to loosen it.
  • Drill a Hole: Using a drill, create a hole in the centre of the resin clock face. The size of the hole should match the width of the clock mechanism shaft.
  • Attach the Mechanism: Insert the clock mechanism through the hole, ensuring that the clock hands are properly placed. Secure it in place using the provided nut, and adjust the hands to the correct time.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Custom Resin Clock

Congratulations! You have successfully made your resin clock at home. Hang it on a wall or display it on a shelf. Enjoy the unique and personalised touch it adds to your home decor. The possibilities with resin are endless, so feel free to experiment with different colours, designs, and embellishments to create a clock that truly reflects your style.


Making a resin clock at home can be a fun and creative project that allows you to showcase your skills and style. Following this step-wise guide, you can create a unique and personalised clock to become a focal point in your home decor. So, gather your materials, set up your workspace, and let your creativity flow as you embark on this resin clock-making adventure. Happy crafting! 

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