Here is a simple desktop clock made from a coffee cup and some coffee sleeves.  It even has an alarm to tell you when your next coffee break is.
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Step 1: Materials:

  • Paper coffee cup (cleaned)
  • Coffee cup sleeves -two
  • Floral stem wire
  • Clock (small enough to be hidden behind the base of the coffee cup -the one I used was from travel alarm clock)
You will also need:
  • Glue
  • Pencil, eraser, ruler/measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Clips
  • Pliers

Step 2: Measure cup

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I used a medium cup and made eight evenly spaced marks on the base and on the lip of the cup. I then connected the top and bottom marks with curvy lines, making eight 'petals'. (You can erase the pencil after you cut it in the next step.)

If you want you could make 12 petals and use them to mark the time increments for the clock.

Step 6: Add the clock

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Find the centre of the clock face and make a hole.  Fit the clock through and add the hands.  You can make marks on the face of the clock for the time increments and/or write the numbers in. (I just chose to leave the face blank)

Step 8: Complete stand

Fit the wire into the sleeves where they come together and glue in place, use clips to hold it together while it dries.  Make sure that the stand properly supports the weight of the clock (with the battery in it).
wow you should talk to the tim hortons company and show them this and see if they might want to buy your idea or something. i mean i could see this clock on all the tables in all the tim hotons in the world!!! :)
ChrysN (author)  flamming arrow3 years ago
That would be cool!
chaitanyak4 years ago
thats really nice! like the way the petals turned out!
ChrysN (author)  chaitanyak4 years ago
MrSalvador4 years ago
very resourceful :)
Creativeman4 years ago
Cool clock Chrysn. Cman...(alliteration, anyone?)  good luck in the contest.
ChrysN (author)  Creativeman4 years ago
Thanks Cman!
This is awesome!  Great job
ChrysN (author)  Teensy Doodles4 years ago
somakmaitra4 years ago
Really original and awesome instructable .
Ninzerbean4 years ago
 This is very very clever!
ChrysN (author)  Ninzerbean4 years ago
Arbitror4 years ago
This is awesome! I love Tims ;) ! Those Americans don't know what they're missing out on!
ChrysN (author)  Arbitror4 years ago
Yeah, especially during "roll up the rim" time.