diy address sign

I love giving handmade gifts!  I made this for my sister in law as part of our Secret Santa exchange, since it was so cheap to make…I also threw in a $25 gift card to her favorite restaurant.  She actually cheated the family SS exchange and handed me her name since she had a broken clock in her storage that she wanted to upcycle into an address sign for her front porch.  Clever girl.  Made my gift easy (; Here’s how you can make a diy address sign.

diy address sign via #DIY #upcycle

All I did was unscrew the backing from clock.  The glass is already tightly secured into place so all you need to do is wipe it clean so your vinyl lettering will stick well to it.  I created the image using my vinyl lettering program, cut it out then transferred it to the glass.

DIY CLOCK: Take out backing, wipe down, add vinyl lettering = DIY address sign! via

Way too easy and my sister in law loved it!  Nothing beats custom!  In case you’re wondering why it says “House of Payne” no, it’s not after the old group…Payne is our maiden name aka my sil’s married name and they have 7 kids so it’s a cute nickname for their family.

diy address sign via #DIY #upcycle

I love how it turned out.  So next time your clock breaks, think about using that cute circle frame to upcycle it!

diy address sign via #DIY #upcycle

We love to upcycle.  Take a looksie at a few of our past trash-to-treasure pieces:

See Lolly Jane DIYUpcycled coat rack | Revamped jewelry armoire | Coffee table-turned-bench

Or check out all of our tutorials here or our take a peek at our Valentine’s Day projects.  Hope you get some craft time in this week!

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    This is adorable love it!!! I want one now I just need to find a broken clock!!LOL!!

  3. 3

    Love it!! Makes me want to go to DI and find an old clock. This is also a great gift idea!!

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    I am seriously obsessed with you guys!!

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    Love this idea. Turned out really wonderful.

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    Super cute! Pinning for sure!

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    This is wonderful! I wish I had something to create Vinyl lettering.

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    Oh My Goodness!!! This is way to, Clever and Cute!! :) Love it!!

  9. 9

    What kind of vinyl lettering system did you use? Interested in doing this. Totally awesome!

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      It’s an EnduraCut Plus with a VE LXi program. We used to sell vinyl but now refer friends to I think a silhouette or cricuit could do the same thing?

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    That is so cute! You really have my creative juices flowing with this one and I didn’t even know I had any….

    It would be so cute to do a girly version for my girl’s room. Although I’d have to come upon a clock…

    Pinning for later!

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    Nancy D

    So cute! This one is going in my file for future reference! I’m bummed when I think about how many old clocks went in the trash!

  12. 13

    So darlin – a real classic beauty. I approve of this cheating pretty outcome!!

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    Love it! It turned out great. Great idea!

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    I love your idea.

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    I love the idea of using a clock what a smart cookie you are!

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    What a great idea!

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    Makes me want to go and break one of my clocks! (no. not really. sorta) You did a great job getting it lined up & centered so nicely with the frame still on the glass.

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    Very Very Creative! Now I will have to look for an old clock!

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    What a great upcycling project!

  20. 21

    What a great idea! I see clocks at Goodwill all the time, will have to try it.

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    Love this! I’ll have to remember to save my clock frames when they die!

  22. 23

    Love it! Looking at my BIG clock, wondering if it will break soon LOL

  23. 24

    This is a great idea!!! I can see gifts in the near future!

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    Seriously adorable! I LOVE this idea!

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    Awesome! What a way to upcycle! I will have to use my cutting machine and make one of these to showcase in my magazine. Maybe an article on reuse/recycle. Great job!

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    Clara Carter

    Love it!