Functional buys don’t have to be boring. Proof: this colorful crop of cool wooden wall clocks. From abstract works of art to minimalist, modern designs, we compiled a solid combination of DIYs and awesome buys to help make your search a little easier. Time is really gonna be on your side now.

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1. DIY Patterned Wall Clocks: Sometimes all you need is painters’ tape, paint and a bit of imagination to get the coolest wall clock on the block. Pick up the Brit Kit ($30) from our shop and get ready to actually enjoy counting down those minutes in the early AM. (via Brit + Co)

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2. Black Geometric ($62): This laser-cut clock has a style and grace all its own. The combo of black, teal and gold makes telling time much more chic.

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3. DIY Mid-century Clock: If you really want to make a statement with your clock, bigger is always better. DIY this bad boy with just a piece of wood and a few supplies from your local hardware store. (via Sugar & Cloth)

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4. Colorful + Minimalist Clock ($50): Why go round when you can flaunt a unique shape like this one? We are loving the contrast of the minimalist wood with the colorful and abstract swirls here.

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5. Modern Starburst Clock ($95): The best part about this clock? You can actually arrange the sticks however you like and then tighten for a unique look all your own. This one would be great in a craft room or office.

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6. DIY Watercolor Clock: We love watercolor on our screens, on our nails and even on our bods. So it’s no surprise that a wall clock DIY like this one has us all starry eyed. Feel free to mix up colors with a different palette or even add a few gold markers. (via Makers Society)

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7. DIY Minimal Geometric Clock: Simple + geometric = a game-winning combo every single time. While this one isn’t *technically* a wall clock, it was too good not to include. (via Hello Lidy)

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8. Laser Cut Clock ($50): Laser cut goods never cease to amaze us. This rad clock casts some cool shadows and will look great in any space.

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9. Abstract Clock ($50): In our world, more color is always more awesome. A masterpiece like this will make running out the door so much more pleasant. Feeling artsy? You could totally DIY this!

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10. DIY Mountain Clock: Defy shape and convention by making your very own nature-inspired clock. This one would look great on a gallery wall or in a modern, woodland-inspired nursery. (via Say Yes)

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11. DIY Kitchen Spoon Clock: Why be safe when you can go BOLD with your very own kitchen spoon design? Our girls over at A Beautiful Mess whipped this one up and we can’t stop staring. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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12. DIY Leather Strap Clock: Wood, clock hands and a leather strap are all you’ll need to put together this chic, minimalist wall clock. Feel free to add a little color blocking or a bright, patterned strap for a bit of pizzaz. (via The Lovely Drawer)

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13. Ink Splatter Clock ($59): We heart this tiny artsy clock so much that we wouldn’t mind having one in every color of the rainbow to hang all over our homes and offices.

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14. Modern Cuckoo Clock ($348): That’s right, folks. The cuckoo clock is back with this more modern, almost retro-inspired design. While this ticker might be worth a pretty penny, who wouldn’t want to see that cute little bird every hour?

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15. Geometric Wood Clock ($31): Varying wood stains and bright geometric shapes? That’s it. This clock was *made* for us.

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16. Camera Clock ($84): We would definitely ‘gram a few shots of this beauty if it was on our walls. Pick it up for yourself or for the photog in your life.

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17. Semi-Circle Clock ($37): This semi-circle clock will bring a unique and modern style to your walls. We think the teal and white here is a #winning combo.

Have you ever DIYed your own wooden wall clock? Which one of these are your faves? Let us know in the comments below!