Friday, June 10, 2011

Books turned into a Clock!

I was so mad at Greg last week when he scheduled my car to get inspected so I could get new tags on a day when he was working! I was still steaming at the shop while I was waiting for them to get done. All my anger went away when I picked up a magazine and started flipping through it. When the car was done, I left and went by Hobby Lobby and the Thrift Store and came home and made this.


I was in such a snit sitting there that I wasn't really reading the magazine, just flipping through it. I know, it's not pretty, but at least admitting your faults is the first step! I came across this ad.


I've got to tell you this before anyone gets upset with me that I tore a page out of the magazine. The nice receptionist ask me what I was doing when I was trying to take a picture of it with my phone. I told her I wanted to make the clock and she told me, "Honey, just take the whole magazine! The old men that come in here could care less about Redbook!". I still felt bad, so I just tore out the page.



I bought the cardboard box that looks like a book at Hobby Lobby for the middle with the clock works and went to the Thrift Store and bought 2 thick books to use.



I painted the books and made a hole in the middle box for the clock. Notice the colors? It's sitting on my desk and I needed it to match.



I found the clock works at Hobby Lobby, but I did buy the extra black hands instead of the gold ones that came with it. I cut out a square in the first layer of the inside for the stem to go through. I used Gorilla Glue to hold it.



I bought the clock with the long stem because it has quite a ways to go through.



I used Gorilla Glue to glue the books together.



Add the hands to the clock and vinyl for the letters and numbers. When you're all done, it's not so bad after all going to get the car inspected!!

I'm linking Here this week.

42 comments:

Terry said...

Ha ha,..now you'll be volunteering to take the car in. Okay, maybe not, but the clock turned out great. What a novel idea. (get it)

Full Circle Creations said...

Nice job!

Cranberry Morning said...

Great idea - love it!!! what a nice clock for my library.

Pamela said...

So loving this. Perfect for a book lover like me!

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Have a sun-filled day.
Pamela

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Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

ah! very nice. I love this little crafty tutorial. I can certainly make it too. Thanks for such a great idea.

Ashley said...

haha what a sweet lady at the desk...i love that you saw it and just made it!! totally rocks:) such a cute idea

Kadie said...

How cute are you?! I would have been p.o. too! I had t look at the mag. page twice to even see the clock great eye! Yours turned out beautifuly. BTW I hope your arm gets better soon! You are a trooper to do anything blog related!

c.w.frosting said...

Glad u saw the clock! I totally would have ripped out the page too. It turned out great!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it... its so cute.

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Turned out awesome--great job!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That's such a cute idea, love it!! I'd love it if you would link this up to our Wicked Awesome Wed link party this week if you get a chance.

La-Dee-da crafter said...

What a great idea!!! I will be looking more closely to ads now.

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Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said...

That is awesome. I keep saying I need a clock in the living room, but I never found one I liked, until now. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, what a great idea! i love books and reading, so this is right up my alley. how perfect would this be in a library. or even a school! or an office. endless possibilities!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH MY!!!!! This is the greatest thing ever!! You are one clever girl to figure out how to make this -- saving this for my 'want to do' file! I re-decorated our living room and removed the unsightly wall clock that had been up for about 15 years. It's been 6 months and we all STILL look up on the wall to see what time it is! This will fit the bill perfectly!

ReadyOrNot said...

I love this! You are so creative!

CrafterBerly said...

Very cute idea! It came out great.

Cherished Bliss said...

Such a great idea!! I hope you will share at my party! : )

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Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is so cool! I love it! I want one for myself. I am going to feature this on Thursday at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

southernscraps said...

What a clever idea! You did a great job making your own.

Carrie said...

So Cute. What a great idea. Great Job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is a great idea!! Totally unique! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

Antonella said...

WOW! Amazing job! I can understand the anger (I think it is the "trapped" feeling you get when you can't leave - lol)... but this was a wonderful surprise for you! I linked over from Wow me Wednesday where I've linked too... hugs, antonella :-)

MJ @ MD School Mrs said...

Look at this! So nicely done. I'm going to send this to my sister who is converting one of her spare bedrooms into a library - this would be perfect in there! Thank you so much for sharing.

Swing by my blog to see how to make healthy ice cream - no ice cream maker required! ;)

MJ @ MD School Mrs.

Katherines Corner said...

Great job, well done!

Ashh10 said...

Adorable!!! I think I am going to have to make one.

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Mrs. H @ My Happily Ever After said...

that is brilliant! i want one too! thanks for the inspiration!

- Brittany said...

Very cute idea! I was wondering how you got the clock parts inside a book. LOL!

Brittany

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is very clever! What a neat way to fit a clock on a shelf.

Julieanne said...

I have a friend who NEEDS this :) I think she would love me forever if I made it for her :)

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Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

Great idea! Featured today on Sew Dang Cute.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for linking this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday blog party.

AmieAnn said...

You should get mad more often if this is what you make when you are! This looks awesome.. you did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

The Craft-Arty Kid said...

That's fantastic! It looks great

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Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Terri! You are awesome! I am in love with this project and am totally copying your copy from Redbook! I am doing an office redo and this will fit into the look and the budget! Thanks for the idea sister!
Kim

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-airplane-bedroom-part-2.html

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Hi Terri, I featured your project on my link party this week! come on over and grab an “I’ve been Featured” button if you’d like.

To Sew With Love said...

wow! how creative! thanks for linking up and congratulations! we will feature your project tomorrow. votation will also start tomorrow. good luck! grab our new featured button if you fancy so ^^)

Coley said...

This would look awesome in an office. Great idea. Turned out fab!

Rachel Sue said...

This is super awesome. I would love to feature it on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to grab a featured button. Thanks!

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Heather said...

Love it! Have any ideas for my living room? Add it here, love to see what you come up with. http://500dollarwedding.blogspot.com/2011/07/contest-remodel-my-living-room.html