13 Everyday Objects Upcycled to Designer Clocks

In more ways than one, clocks are a sign of the times. And the times we live in make upcycling an urgent need of the hour for more reasons than one. For one, upcycling ensures we use our resources better. Two, it makes for a less wasteful world. And, three, it allows us to explore our inventive side. On that uplifting note, let’s check out 13 things that people found the time and means to turn into timepieces of beauty.

In more ways than one, clocks are a sign of the times. And the times we live in make upcycling an urgent need of the hour for more reasons than one. For one, upcycling ensures we use our resources better. Two, it makes for a less wasteful world. And, three, it allows us to explore our inventive side. On that uplifting note, let’s check out 13 things that people found the time and means to turn into timepieces of beauty.

1. Vinyl Record

For the record, this is a classic and beautiful way to tell time. Batman, for one, would certainly approve.

2. Liquor Bottle

The time to kick a bottle is a good time to turn it into a clock.

3. Frying Pan

They say from the frying pan into the fire. Well, we say from the frying pan into a clock.

4. Bicycle Wheel

Literally speaking, this is the wheel of time.

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5. Colour Palette

Now this is a very colourful way to tell time that will appeal to the arty palette.

Image Courtesy: Etsy

6. Compact Disc

Here’s to compact and colourful way to keep the discs of time turning.

Image Courtesy: Not On The High Street

7. Buttons

These clocks push all the right buttons of upcycling.

Image Courtesy: Addicted Buttons

8. Magazine

You can’t use old magazine sheets to tell time, right? Think again.

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9. Telephone

This clock from the glorious past will ring a bell in more ways than one.

Image Courtesy: Jonas Design

10. Coins

If you have a thing for old coins, you have most of the things needed to turn it into a new clock.

11. Tea Tin

Introduce yourself to a whole new way to look at tea time.

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12. Plate

If you have a taste for something unique, you’ll want to say bon appétit to these clocks.

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13. Cymbal

This clock has all the making of a status cymbal.

Image Courtesy: eBay

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.

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