Cardboard Pocketwatch

About: Hi'o! I am a long-time crafter and a newbie entrepreneur. I learned to craft from watching my mother do her crafts: sewing, quilting, crocheting, painting ceramics, and more. Growing up, I was able to expand...

I originally made this watch for a contest but didn't finish before the deadline, so I gave it as a gift to the boss/owner of the Packaging & Printing company my mother works at because about 80% of what they sell is corrugated. The watch was the hit of the company Holiday party!

The only non-corrugated pieces are the watch guts I saved from a broken pocketwatch.



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    4 years ago

    I can't wait till ur step by step!


    If possible, Im gonna try to make a pocket watch cell phone instructable. but as a question, whats the diameter of this pocket watch you made?

    1 reply

    I think it was around 2-1/4" in diameter, and another inch or so for the loop connecting to the chain. The original housing was around the same diameter, but the cardboard one was probably twice as thick.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is a GREAT idea, and I would love to know how you constructed it in a step by step process!

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm working on a step-by-step but the photos I took of my process have lighting and focus issues due to a not so top of the line camera (one of the reasons I entered this photo instructable in a contest). I'll probably end up making a second pocketwatch to keep for myself ;-) and document that process.