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Rhino inspired clock and memo board

When CNA asked me to do a craft for the Rhino Inspired Competition, the first thing that came to mind was to make a wall clock. I already had some clock mechanism and hands left over from a previous DIY Divas workshop, might as well put them to good use.


Make something rhino-inspired to enter the CNA Inspired competition and stand a chance to win up to R20 000-worth of prizes. Visit facebook at to submit your entry, and check out their new Instagram account @CNAinspired for some inspiration.

To make the Rhino clock I used a piece of 3mm supawood, so you could also use masonite (white) for the project.

To work out the placement for the clock numbers I drew out a square and divided the board into 12 sections: top to bottom, side to side, corner to corner and then divider each corner in half.

Make sure to mark the side of the board for the positioning of clock numbers, so that after painting you will still have guide marks.

Since I didn't have a perfect square the right-hand side of the clock will be a message board. I taped off the main board and applied two coats of Rust-Oleum 2X green apple.

While the sprayed side was drying I covered the Africa cut out with sprayable adhesive to cover with recycled paper. Once stuck down I used a craft knife to cut away excess paper around the edges.

I also used sprayable adhesive to attach all the finishing elements to the clock and memo side.

To mount the clock movement and hands you need to make a 12mm hole. I used my drill / driver and a 12mm spade bit to make a hole in the board and the Africa content.

The clock back was painted with Rust-Oleum 2X satin black. I ummhed and aahed over what colour to use for the back and just couldn't make up my mind, so black it was!

The memo pad box is made from a soup box painted with Rust-Oleum 2X in gloss grape and glued onto the board with Pattex No More Nails adhesive.

A few added embellishments and there you have it... my Rhino inspired clock.


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