How to Make a Glitzy Rhinestone Clock

Everybody loves an IKEA upcycle! Spend just a little time on Instagram or Pinterest and you’ll come across some incredible DIY projects.

From big furniture pieces to smaller homeware accessories, crafters around the world are proving just how easy it is to give a basic (and fairly boring) IKEA item a little extra personality. 

If you’re a craft retailer or crafter seeking out a new rhinestone crafts project, why not transform a simple IKEA wall clock into a glitzy rhinestone clock?

It’s a unique but very easy DIY to do. And the cool clock you end up with is dramatically different from the plain, white clock you start with!

Ready to get started? Here’s everything you need to know:

How to upcycle an IKEA STOMMA into a glitzy rhinestone clock

Follow this easy step by step guide and you’ll have a statement rhinestone clock hanging on your wall in no time! 

What you’ll need


  • An IKEA STOMMA wall clock

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Flatback acrylic rhinestones in a color scheme of your choice
  • Glue for your rhinestones
  • A painter’s palette
  • A paintbrush

  • Acrylic paint in black and gold shades
rhinestone clock

What to do

Step 1. Carefully prize off the clear plastic that covers your clock face. Then (also very carefully!) remove the hands of the clock and put them to one side.

Step 2. Use the black acrylic to paint the clock face and surround. Wait for the paint to dry.

rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock

Step 3. Use the gold acrylic to neatly paint around the edge of the clock surround. Take the blue clock hand and paint this gold too. Wait for the paint to dry.

rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock

Step 4. This next stage requires a steady hand! And a bit of preparation. Before you start to glue rhinestones into place, think about your design and exactly where you want your rhinestones to go.


Then, take the rhinestone glue and put small blobs of glue onto one of the raised numbers of the clock face. Using your needle nose pliers, place rhinestones neatly on top of the glue.

Repeat this stage for all numbers and hour markers around the clock face until your rhinestones are securely attached to the clock.

rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock

Step 5. Now it’s time to put the clock back together. Carefully replace the clock hands and clear plastic cover. You’re now ready to hang your DIY rhinestone clock!

rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock
rhinestone clock

Where to find the right rhinestones for your IKEA clock DIY?

If you’re ready to add a little bling to your IKEA clock, you need to find the right rhinestones. Crafters, retailers and wholesalers all find it easy to order rhinestones from us, here at SUNMEI.

We have low order minimums, meaning we don’t expect you to order rhinestones in huge quantities. Plus, we have an incredible range of rhinestone colors and styles.

Get in touch today to enquire about our beautiful assorted rhinestones and we’ll help you get started with your DIY clock project.

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SUNMEI is a specialized manufacturer of acrylic rhinestone and button for over 20 years. We provide a wide selections of acrylic rhinestones and buttons. Visit our product page and find out more styles!