Accordion-style recycled magazine clock

I love reusing junk from around my house to make interesting clocks. I’ve been making a lot lately with catalogs and magazines that we get in the mail – most un-asked-for. My latest clock I made by folding IKEA catalog pages accordion-style, then gluing them to a wooden disk. I spray painted the whole thing with a few layers of white paint to unify it. I was contemplating painting it all-white, to create dimension just from the accordion pleats, but eventually I decided I liked it as-is. This one is for sale in my etsy shop.Accordion-style recycled magazine clock

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18 Responses to Accordion-style recycled magazine clock

  1. Twila Haifley says:

    This clock is absoloutly wonderful.. Good job

  2. Emma Clarke says:

    this clock is utterly awesome… tutorials anywhere?

  3. Emily says:

    Glad you like it!

    No tutorial yet – at some point I may write one up. It’s pretty straightforward – accordion-fold 12 sheets of magazine (or paper), then pinch one end of each and glue to a wooden disc (or cardboard circle). Just make sure to leave a hole for the clock shaft!

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  5. Amanda says:

    What a great project! 🙂 I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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