Ha. ha. :o)
I finally found something to do with (one of) the ancient books that my husband brought home from the "office". A clock! I love this, because I'm a little obsessed with clocks, and am working on a cool-clock collection.
All you have to do, is start with an inexpensive clock from the dollar store or Wal-mart, a pretty book, and an exacto knife.
Take the "guts" out of the clock....Drill a hole in the center of your book cover (or wherever you want the hands to be) that is wide enough for the piece that holds the hands to go through. If you don't have a drill, you can probably start it with your knife, and then push a pen through or something!
Place the clock motor on the front page of the book and trace it. Then carve a hole in the pages, as far down as your motor is thick. Don't worry, the edges don't have to be smooth!
Place the clock motor inside....
Close the book cover, and snap the hands on to the piece sticking through.
Add some pearls or gems to the hands if you're feeling fancy!