DIY Agate Clock


Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!

Last week, I posted a simple monstera leaf DIY.

Today, I'm sharing an agate-themed DIY with a video tutorial and free printable

One of the things I love about nature is the unique designs and patterns it creates. From the cuts and holes of monstera leaves, to the color combination of a peacock's tail feathers, there's an unlimited supply of inspiration anywhere we go. 

For today's project, I chose to feature the banded pattern of agate gemstones, and I thought it might be interesting to paint it since there are so many types and classifications. 

Check out this 2-minute video I made on How to Paint an Agate:   

If you choose to paint the agate pattern yourself, you'll need:

  1. Watercolor set (links to the materials I used are at the bottom of this post)
  2. Large round brush
  3. Small round brush 
  4. Water
  5. Watercolor paper 
  6. Gold acrylic paint
  7. Clock mechanism
  8. Foam board

Watercoloring Steps:

  1. Create a circle wash on your watercolor paper using a big round brush.
  2. Using a dark blue shade, "poke" the edges of the circle several times to create tiny ripple effects all around. You should end up with a dark-to-light gradient of color towards the center. Repeat for two or more inner circles in your agate.
  3. Outline the circle using black watercolor. 
  4. Once dry, use gold acrylic to outline the outer circle and anywhere there's a transition of color/shade. 
  5. Since agate patterns are unique, feel free to mix complementing colors such as purple or pink depending on your preference.

DIY Agate Clock Steps:

  1. Cut out your watercolor agate or use this free agate printable
  2. Trace the agate onto a foam board and cut. Glue them together.
  3. Take a utility knife and cut a small circle in the middle to fit the clock mechanism. 
  4. Insert the clock mechanism according to packaging instructions. 
  5. Add a hook at the back so you can hang the clock. 

What other color combinations of agates do you like? Share them below!


See you again next week for another free printable and a "statement" DIY for your wall!