I got a 4 foot board from Lowe's and had them cut it down to a square (about 3). Had my dad route it. I sanded it all down, painted the edges, glued the paper onto the board with mod podge after I cut the paper to the right size. Sanded the edges of the paper down so they won't lift and touched up the paint a little. Drilled a hole through the back and got the clock kit from Wal-Mart for $5. It was fun to make. On the white one I also used some rub ons for accents.