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Clocks for Literary types

Posted by Jaime is Crafty from Tustin, California, United States • Published See Jaime is Crafty's 11 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Mark on the inside of the book the size of the clock kit.

  • Step 2

    Start cutting away at the inside of the book. Make sure the hole is big enough for the clock kit (this may take several fittings).

  • Step 3

    Drill a hole in the cover of the book for the clock kit (the part that the hands attach to).

  • Step 4

    Instert the clock kit in the to drilled hole in the cover and attach the hands.

  • Step 5

    Set the time and close the book.

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Ciara
Ciara · 68 projects
Such a clever and unique idea! Will have to try it for myself.
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Jaime is Crafty
Jaime is Crafty · Tustin, California, US · 11 projects
Thank you all for the comments.

I did have to cut up the book and drill a hole to asemble the clock kit in the book.
I love books but after making a few book clutches, I found that cutting books up is rather theraputic and fun (not nearly as sad as I had anticipated). This trick is not to cut up a book that you love. I use funky books from thrift shops and library book sales. I tend to use old text books.

I found the clock kit at Joann Fabric and Crafts.
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Casanova
Casanova · St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA · 2 projects
really cute idea, but I don't think I could ever cut up my books
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Markie
Markie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 1 project
thats really cool
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EbonyMae.
EbonyMae. · Kingswinford, England, GB · 2 projects
wow this is really cool, but wouldn't have you had to make a big hole? because thclocks kits are quite "block" looking
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Where did you get your clock kit?
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Caty C.
Caty C. · Cartago, Cartago, CR · 11 projects
cute!
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Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Great gift idea.I like it!!!
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