A good idea to make your own clock–embroider a pattern on a piece of fabric and then use the embroidery hoop as the structure for the clock. Blissinateacup embroidered this wood grain pattern onto “thrifted brown wool suiting,” and then used “battery run recycled clock parts” to make the clock part. You can buy it on Etsy for $35.
One improvement: if I were making a clock like this, I would turn the embroidery hoop upside down and then paint it to blend in with the material. That way it wouldn’t stand out so much on the clock.
Actually, now that I think about it, this is a great use for those extra embroidery hoops I have lying around… (Via Apartment Therapy)