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Add some fun to your fall decor and make your own DIY pumpkin clock using items found at Walmart.
Fall is my absolute most favorite time to decorate my home. I just love all the beautiful fall colors. I like decorating with pumpkins and gourds too. I love all the natural elements found in fall decor. Another one of my favorite things to decorate with are clocks. My husband hates how many clocks we have in our home. But I LOVE it!! I don’t know why I just love them. They look beautiful anywhere in a house, in my opinion. Big or small, on a mantel or on a shelf, you really can’t go wrong.
On my latest shopping trip to Walmart, I came home from the store with some supplies to create my own clock to go among my fall decorations. Since I love to doodle, I decided I’d paint my own pumpkin on a wood plaque. (You should’ve heard my husband when he saw the clock movement kit I bought!) 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I always have the hardest time finding batteries at the store. Luckily Walmart has this awesome “battery quad” at the front of the store. My Walmart had two. I picked up a couple RAYOVAC® HIGH ENERGY™ battery packages. The high energy batteries are perfect for use in toys, remotes any high use device. I like buying bigger packages so that I have them handy when we need them. My son is always going through our battery drawer looking to replace the ones in his remote control cars. RAYOVAC® batteries last just as long as leading competitors but cost less. (WIN!!) And you can store them up to 10 years and they still work. You can save money on RAYOVAC® with these offers from Ibotta and Smart Source.
To get started on my DIY pumpkin clock, I printed out my doodled pumpkin. I wanted to have an idea of where the numbers would be so I could mark the center of my clock on my wood plaque.
You can download my DIY pumpkin clock template using the link below.
I cut out my template and traced it onto my wood board. Make sure to make a dot in the center of the x to mark the center of the clock.
I used my craft paint to paint a pumpkin onto the wood board. Once I was done painting, I used a little sand paper to distress the edges a little.
I had my husband drill a hole in the center (where I marked it) using his drill. My board was a little thick, so he had to use a router to take out a little of the back of the board for the clock kit to fit. I inserted the RAYOVAC® HIGH ENERGY™ battery and right away started hearing the click, click, click of the clock.
Once the kit was secured on the back with the battery, I added the hands and the seconds part to complete the clock. I thought about adding some numbers, but I really like the look of the DIY pumpkin clock with out the numbers.
It tells time perfectly! As long as my 4 year old doesn’t spin all the hands around. And it looks great on my entry table with the rest of my fall decor.
This project doesn’t take too much time to make. And my secret to crafting is watching movies on the tv in my office or on my computer. I picked up both the AA and AAA RAYOVAC® High Energy batteries while I was at Walmart, I now have the right batteries tucked away in my office for when I need to replace them in my remotes and mouse. They are hiding where my son won’t be able to find them and use in his remote control cars. 🙂 Don’t forget you can save money on RAYOVAC® with these offers from Ibotta and Smart Source.
And just because I’m a super nice mom ;), I did pick up my son his own packs of RAYOVAC® Fushion batteries. These batteries will be perfect for his remote control cars, headphones and those devices that use up a lot of battery power. Now he has his own stash for when his car runs out of power. As I was standing at the battery quad at Walmart, another customer was grabbing a couple packs of the Fushion batteries for his radio and says they were the only batteries he buys because they last so long.
Do you hide batteries from your kids? I say you can never have too many batteries stored around the house. Just make sure and keep them out of the little ones mouths for sure.