1.16.2014

Try This: Leather Block Clock

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

I love making clocks, and I freakin' love this clock in particular. It's just a gorgeous alligator-embossed leather box...That's also a clock. Form and function. What's not to love?! Read on for tutorial.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Materials: 8"x8"x1" canvas, approx 12" x 12" piece of leather, craft or utility knife, staple gun, clock kit

This Etsy shop has a great selection of small cuts of leather in all different colors and textures. If you want an alligator-embossed leather like I've used here, try this one.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Begin by centering the canvas on the piece of leather. Use a pen or chalk pencil to mark each of the four corners of the canvas.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Use a craft or utility knife to cut a diagonal line from each mark to the closest corner.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Cut another line from each mark straight out to one of the closest edges to remove a triangle of fabric from each corner.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Wrap the leather around the canvas, and staple into place. Wrap the pointed corners around the edges of the canvas first, and then the straight edges second.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

On the front, find the center, and use a craft or utility knife to cut a small hole about 1/2" long through the leather and canvas. You might have to trim a little more away as you insert the clock kit.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Finish it off by installing the clock kit according to the directions. If the shaft for the clock kit is still a little long, add a washer or two.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Leather Clock

Do you love this as much as I do? And so easy, right?

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5 comments:

  1. simple, stylish, and genius. my goodness.

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  2. this would make me being late for work so much sexier. I've always wanted to try a clock project! (i also owe you an email!)

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