DIY working book clock

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Step 4: Trace out book-page hearts to go over the hole

Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter or a stencil, trace out the shape on a ripped-out page of the book.



Cut the heart out of the book page and place it over the exposed part of the clock movement.




Step 5: Put together the rest of the clock

Using the pieces provided to you by the clock movement kit, put together the rest of the clock, including the hour, minute and second hands.



clock hands

Step 6: Add battery and display!

Insert a AA battery to the back of the clock movement, shut the book and display on your mantel, bookshelf or table!


Finished craft

Now you have a whole new way to display old books and tell time simultaneously.

book clock

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Comments on "DIY working book clock"

SM January 08, 2014 | 12:14 PM

I want to make this as a gift for a friend. What is the glue for (it's listed, but I don't see how/where it's used). Also, can you show a picture of what the inside looks like (with the clock mechanism and the battery)? Thanks.

Steff August 02, 2012 | 6:51 AM

I notice you didn't add the second hand to the finished product? Is that because the second hand constantly ticks?

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