Her in-depth tutorial makes it very easy to do.
First, I found a book with obsolete information. Case in point: Complete Secretary's Handbook.
Not only is this book obsolete, I am pretty sure that "secretary" is an occupational slur...
Shaylynn bought a clock mechanism, but I went to Goodwill and found an old clock for a few dollars and gutted it.
Then, I traced around it, and used the line as a guide for hollowing the book out. Using an Exacto knife, I just cute around the line, until I had reached the desired depth.
Hollowing the book actually went quicker than I thought it would. As you can see, I also poked a hole into the cover for the clock piece to come through. To get it exact, I placed the clock mechanism in the hole, drew on the top piece with permanent marker and pressed it to the inside of the cover, leaving a mark.
Next, I found some cute striped paper and modpodged it to the front. I don't know where Shaylynn got her cute, old book, but mine needed a little facelift.
The stripes actually worked perfectly, it looks pretty seamless.
Shaylynn modpodged her whole book together, pages and all, but I liked mine without. I wanted it to look like an actual book, ya know?
Then, I just glued the mechanism to the inside of the cover, attached a little circle of text, and put together the hands.
Thanks for reading!