I love reading novels and now I have a bunch of books sitting in my room. They have basically become “useless” things that just gather dust but I love them. And since I don’t have the courage to sell or give them away, I have decided to upcycle some of them in a couple of ways. Here’s one project I did which took about an hour – a book clock!
You should try it on one of your books, especially if you’ve been thinking of buying a new clock. This would be a better idea – cheaper and unique! It would also be a cool gift for friends and family :)
To help you get started, we’ve put together a few of our favorite book clock designs below. Simply choose the one that best suits your taste and then follow the instructions below to create your very own book clock!
Unique DIY book clock designs
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These designs are sure to add a touch of personality to any room, and they’re easy to make yourself with just a few supplies. So grab a few old books and get creative!
To make your own book clock, you’ll need the following tools and materials:
- Hardbound Book
- Clock Kit
To make this project, you’ll need an old book that you don’t mind damaging. To make this project, you’ll need an old book that you don’t mind damaging. Making a book clock is a fun and easy project that can be done in the afternoon. It’s a great way to repurpose an old book, and the finished product makes for a beautiful and unique decoration. Follow the steps below to make your own book clock.
1. Choose a nice hardbound book
The cover should have a plain and simple design so that you won’t have a hard time reading the clock. It would also be nice if you could get one with a relevant title.
A really old book – one with yellow pages – would be better for a vintage touch.
2. Buy or reclaim an old clock kit
You can choose to buy a clock kit or upcycle an old clock set that would fit inside your book. Clock kits are cheap and they are not difficult to find. Some of you may even get to choose the hands that will go with the mechanism. Consider this when choosing your clock. It should match the style of your book, and again, must be easy to look at.
When reclaiming an old clock kit, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure that all of the parts are in good condition. Then, you’ll need to decide what style of clock you want to make. You can often find them at garage sales, thrift stores, or online. This is a great way to save money and get a one-of-a-kind clock for your home. Plus, it’s a fun project to take on!
3. Determine the placement of your clock
If you plan to make it stand on a table or shelf, keep in mind that the minute hand should not rotate past the bottom of the book. You wouldn’t want it to hit the table. But if you plan to hang it on a wall, it won’t be necessary.
4. Make a hole
Using a cutter and a ruler, carefully make a hole where your clock would fit perfectly. See, every now and then, if you can close the book as if nothing is inside. If not keep digging, but do not cut down all the way through! And of course, do not forget to puncture the cover.
5. Add the batteries
Now that you’ve added batteries and hands to your vintage book clock kit, you have a beautiful new clock that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale! :)
This classic timepiece will add a touch of elegance to any room, and it makes a great conversation piece too. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of whimsy to your home or office, or you’re simply a fan of vintage books, this clock is sure to please.
Thanks for following the directions and putting everything together – enjoy your new book clock! 😊
Thanks to braimb for this great project.
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