How To Make A Purse Clock

2 Materials
30 Minutes

If you ever see a cheap purse at a thrift store or garage sale don't pass it by.
Or maybe you already have a purse that you're not using anymore that you just can't seem to get rid of. Now you don't have to.
There's a fun and easy way to repurpose it into something cool.
When I saw this lovely $1 orange faux-patent purse I just had to have it, but not to use as a purse... but to make into a clock.
I found the centre of the purse by measuring, and I marked the spot with a pencil.
I used scissors that have a sharp point tip to drill slowly and carefully through the purse to make a round hole, watching it from the inside as well. You want the hole to be just large enough to fit a clockworks through.
Then I gently pushed my clockworks through and secured it on the outside with the nut that came with it. Screwing it in just tight enough, but not too tight.
Here you can see that the clockworks where the battery goes is inside the pocket. I put it in battery end up so it's easy to change when needed. Having it inside the pocket is great because it can be closed up and the purse can still be used for storage.
I added my hands to the front of the purse, and now I have a cool clock perfect for a walk in closet or a bedroom shelf... or anywhere that you want a fun purse that can tell time.
To see more detailed instructions and a second purse that I also did click on the link at the bottom of this post.
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Carole Vanlandingham
    on Apr 2, 2018

    Why didn't you stick on the numerals?

    • Color Me Thrifty
      on Apr 3, 2018

      Just a personal choice. I have a thing for clocks with no numbers, but you could certainly do that.

  • Joanie
    on May 28, 2019

    I really think this purse is a Time piece!! I'm wondering where you should hang it? ?????????????????? Near your coat closet, so the women don't forget their purses???????? I like it!! At a horse race???? ????????

    • Color Me Thrifty
      on May 29, 2019

      Thanks Joanie! I think you could hang it anywhere really, especially if you're someone who loves purses. Mine has been hanging on my bedroom door.

  • Gabrielle Falk
    on May 13, 2020

    Really??? Are u serious??????? Why would u bother, at all??????????

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  • Kandie Mack
    on Jan 2, 2019

    One of the most fab clock recycling ideas ever..i wonder if women would actually try carrying one around in this manner.

    • Elowe9171
      on Jan 21, 2020

      I'm sure if the person was not careful the hands would brake off cute idea!

  • Monique
    on Feb 16, 2019

    Come must be joking!!! 👎

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