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 :
This next one doesn’t have numbers in the titles but I do like how the books are positioned.
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 :
- The One by John Marrs
- Two Evils by P.J. Tracy
- Three Wishes by Lianne Moriarty
- The Big Four by Agatha Christie
- Five Parks by Ross McGuiness (never heard of it but the cover looks good)
- Six Years by Harlan Coben
- The Final Seven by Erica Spindler
- Thursdays at Eight by Debbie Macomber
- November 9 by Colleen Hoover
- The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
- Eleven Minutes by Megan Miranda
- 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!