Coffee Cup Clock

Coffee Cup Clock

These make lovely clocks for office desks using foam.

What you need

Xacto Knife
Clock works
Coffee beans
Craft Glue
Brown Paint
Coffee Cup and Saucer


To make trace around the coffee cup rim to determine the size of foam circle you will need.

Cut the foam using the exacto knife a bit smaller than the cup so it slips in nice and easily. Cut a hole for the clock works as per the instructions on the clock works instruction sheet.

Paint the foam a coffee colored brown and allow it to dry.

Attach the clock hands and add the coffee beans with some craft glue to mark the 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 3 and 9 hand settings.

This project was contributed by Steve Dancer who says “I’m always in the middle of 5 or more art craft projects. My favorite thing is to take something that was unused and giving it useful and more exciting life”

Tutorial written by using Steve’s directions.


  1. wow this is awesome

  2. leeyoleisl says

    This is a cool idea. I am so glad I found it.

  3. This is such a cute idea! I absolutely love it! I just went to the craft store not long ago and I am going to begin the process of making one myself.

  4. perfect for my room which I am redecorating!
    love it

  5. This is such a great idea. I am going to try it this week.

  6. very stylish. pretty. certainly a conversation piece. 🙂

  7. Very original! I love it.

  8. i love it, i would try it. i’d like to find crafts to do in sparetime.

  9. What a great idea!

  10. Very cute idea

  11. Now this idea can be adapted and it would make a wonderful kitchen clock! Love it, thinking of making one myself.

  12. That’s such a great, recycly idea!

  13. that is great

  14. I love it

  15. mandy_in_pink says

    This is the cutest. My friend is obsessed with tea cups, and this would be perfect for her.

  16. you can get it at any craft store or wood working shop Im pretty sure wallmart in the craft section .

  17. where do u get clock kits from

  18. totally awsome
    can also be done on canvas/cardboard and u can paint ur own bkground!!

  19. This looks just too cool. I’m going to try and find some old cups and saucers to try this out.

  20. Love it Love it Love it!! I am going to make it for my mom!

  21. So supeh sweet!hehe, but how do you make such a perfect circle?

  22. Awwwwwsome!

  23. Glad you like it 🙂

  24. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Use a Hard thick cardboard, as long as it supports the weight of the clock face it will work

  25. kylesgram says

    Can anything besides styrofoam be used for the clock face? I have a lot of old clocks to recycle.

  26. who said guys can’t craft.. well done Steve love it

  27. Yummy !! So clever

  28. Super Cool ..Love It !

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