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DIY: Literary Clock

If you're stumped for a unique holiday gift, you could bring some timeliness to a friend's life with this book clock ($19.95) from Etsy seller Recycleeh. Or, if you're feeling handy, you might consider personalizing your friend or family member's favorite book by turning it into a clock.


To make this cool clock, simply choose a hardcover book, without a busy cover, so that the clock numbers are legible. The book also needs to be large enough to fit the clock hands. Aside from the book, you'll need a clock hands set (available at Michael's or other craft store), a ruler, a protractor, pen, paper, scissors, and a drill. The stem of the clock hands set varies between 1/4 and 3/4 inch, so be sure it fits the thickness of your book.

To learn the steps for this project,

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Here's how to do it, according to Instructables:

  1. Use your ruler to find the center of your book. Then mark it with a pen.
  2. If you like, spray paint your clock hands in a different color.
  3. Drill a hole where you marked the center of the book. Your clock hand set should suggest what size drill bit to use, so follow its instructions.
  4. According the instructions, install your clock hands and parts into the hole you drilled.
  5. Using the longest clock hand as a guide for the radius, draw a circle onto a piece of paper with your pen using the protractor.
  6. Cut out the circle, and center the template over the center of the book (where the clock hands are).
  7. Adhere the clock numbers onto the book, a bit beyond the edge of the circle template, evenly all the way around. Begin with numbers 3, 6, 9, and 12 and then fill in the other numbers. Fini!

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