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DIY working book clock

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Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

If you're like me, you probably have shelves, boxes and closets full of old books. Although they are nice to stack on a trendy bookshelf, too many books can start to look cluttered. Instead of storing them in closets and bedrooms hoarder-style, create one-of-a-kind clocks using your favorite worn and torn novels!

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.

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

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

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

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.

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

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!

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

Finished craft

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

Make a one-of-a-kind timepiece with old books

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