DIY Project: It’s Book O’Clock time! #Discussion


It’s been a while but I saw something interesting on the web the other day that I really want, no NEED, to share with you. I seriously love everything that you can make with books and a bookish wall clock sounds great doesn’t it?

It’s also very simple to make which is even better news if you really want to give it a go. All you have to do is find books with numbers in the titles (I’ll give you my list of preferred books too!) and make sure the pages of the books can’t open (so use either tape or modpodge to glue it together) and fix it with some strong adhesive strip to the wall.

Here’s what it would look like :

Klok 2

Library of Garnet Valley Middle School

This next one doesn’t have numbers in the titles but I do like how the books are positioned.

Klok 3


I know what you’re thinking, it’s too difficult to do that to your books, right? But why not hunt down a secondhand copy? As long as the cover is okay then it could serve its purpose right? Maybe nobody else wants the book anymore and you could rescue it (ok I’m getting carried away now). Or you can always photocopy a front cover, although that’s not really the same for me.

If you need more inspiration on what books you can use, here’s an article in Bustle that can also help you come up with a few books with numbers.

And this is how my clock could look like with the titles I chose :

  1. The One by John Marrs
  2. Two Evils by P.J. Tracy
  3. Three Wishes by Lianne Moriarty
  4. The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  5. Five Parks by Ross McGuiness (never heard of it but the cover looks good)
  6. Six Years by Harlan Coben
  7. The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
  8. Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber
  9. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  10. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  11. Eleven Minutes by Megan Miranda
  12. Twelve by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


So what do you think of the idea? Do you have any books with numbers you would definitely want on your wall? Did I miss any good books on my clock? Let me know!


43 thoughts on “DIY Project: It’s Book O’Clock time! #Discussion

  1. I like the idea but.. like.. the only way I’d had the wall space for it is if I moved my bookcases out of my living room and I’m so not up for that, haha! Maybe one day if I’ve moved and have more space but then the bf would have to agree as well. [And I don’t really know whether my heart would be able to take it?]

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    • Are there 12 volumes in that series? I thought not but if it is it’s a pretty cool idea to use an entire series or books from one author too. Since you’re into DIY, check out my book folding DIY of a simple heart and the word Home, and my book flower tutorial too if you want more of my not-so handiwork :-). Thank you for commenting!!


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