You don’t need to be a professional contractor to hang a clock on the wall. There are several easy and cost-effective ways you can hang a clock without nails. The simplest method for hanging a clock is using command hooks. Command hooks are small, plastic strips that stick to the surface of your wall with adhesive. You just need two or three, depending on how heavy and large your clock is and where you want to hang it.
If you don’t like the idea of adhesive on your walls, another way of hanging a clock without nails is using binder clips or clothespins. These methods also work for lighter items like pictures and posters, but most importantly shouldn’t be used on heavy-weight antique clocks, these methods should be used on your smaller clocks and hanging clocks.
Why you should avoid using nails for hanging clocks
Nails are a great way to hang a clock, but you have to be careful about where you place them. Nails are only appropriate for hanging clocks on drywall. If you’re hanging your clock on a wall with different types of material, like tile or plaster, it won’t hold. You’ll need to find a different way to hang your clock.
If you have the option of using nails, it’s best to use them in an inconspicuous spot—like behind the clock. That way, if you ever want to remove the clock, you won’t see the nail holes.
The most common DIY methods for hanging clocks
There are a few ways you can hang a clock without nails! Let’s talk about the most common DIY methods:
The first method for hanging a clock without nails is using command hooks. These are small, plastic strips with adhesive on the back. They can be found in supermarkets and homeware and convenience stores. These hooks are strong and won’t damage your walls. You just need one or two hooks, depending on how heavy your clock is and where you want it to hang.
The second way to hang a clock without nails is with binder clips or clothespins. These are both lightweight items that can be used for hanging lighter items like pictures and posters. They’re easy to find at your local office supply store or drugstore.
The third way to hang a clock without nails is with pushpins. Pushpins are small metal pins that don’t require adhesive and can be found at your local supermarket for £2-£3 per pack of ten. They’re inexpensive and very easy to use, but they may leave marks or holes in your walls, and won’t be able to hold larger clocks, are more suited to small clocks, unlike your classic antique clocks.
The Fourth method is to use Adhesive Strips to secure your clock to a wall. Make sure the back of your clock is clean of any dust so the adhesive strips and can firmly adhere to your timepiece. Carefully select the spot that you want to hang your clock from and apply the strips evenly around the back of the clock so you get a firm grip on the wall surface. Press the clock to the wall and hold for 30 seconds to secure it in place.
Adhesive strips can be purchased from most supermarkets for as little as £4-£5.
We don’t advise using adhesive strips on antique clocks as they could devalue the original clock, however if it’s a family heirloom that you intend to keep and not part with, using adhesive strips would be fine.
The easiest way to hang a clock without nails is by using command hooks. You just need to find the right spot on the wall and use the command hooks. They’ll hook to your wall without adhesive and should support the weight of the clock.
If you don’t like the idea of adhesive or want lighter objects on your walls, binder clips or clothespins are other options. With these options, you can pin the object to your wall without nails or adhesive. We recommend using this method for lighter items that you want to hang on your walls.
No matter what option you choose, hanging a clock without nails will be quick, easy, and cost-effective. Plus, you won’t have to spend money on expensive tools.