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IKEA Clock Tutorial

I posted a reel showing this IKEA upcycle back in 2023 but I've never got round to adding it as a blog so here it is! Find the original video here.

What you will need:

Ikea clock (or any clock with holes for the numbers)

This is a link to the Ikea clock used in the video if you would like to buy it:

Some tapestry thread or knitting wool

Cross stitch needle (a blunt needle) Size 14/16



We've stitched the clock with a back stitch, one of the easiest stitches to learn. Come up through one hole (it can be any hole) and then go back down through the hole before. Keep repeating this until your stitches have covered all the holes.

1. Thread your needle with the desired thread colour for the number and tie a knot at the end.

2. Backstitch through all of the holes in the number. 

3. Tie off and cut thread.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining numbers, changing colour thread in step 1 for each number (if desired). 


This is a great project for children to do. Once they've completed it, it would be great decoration for their bedroom! You can also use more subtle colours if you're making the clock for a more grown-up setting, like an office. Please do tag us if you do this project! @cotton_clara