DIY Customize your watch

DIY scarf watch

Would you like to have a watch that changed looks?

In this tutorial I will show you how incredibly easy and fast you can customize your watch with many different looks you can exchange each day depending on your outfit.

DIY scarf watch 6


  • Watch (one you already have or a bazaar or flea market cheapie) This cost me 3€!!
  • Pliers
  • Scarves or strips of fabric or leather

DIY scarf watch 4


1. Remove the wrist band using your pliers.

DIY scarf watch 4

2. Choose your favorite scarve and roll it up.

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3. Enter the wrapped scarf in the handles.

DIY scarf watch 2

4. Pull it and put it on your wrist with either a large bow or coiled and a knot in the back like the first picture.

DIY leather watch

5. Option 2: Do the same with a strip of leather.

DIY leather watch 2 

6. Give it a couple of turns and make a knot.

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As you can see it’s two completely different looks you can adapt to your personal style and taste. Remember that you can do the same using ribbons, colorful threads, thin belts …With the materials you prefer!

Do you like the idea of wearing a “new” watch every day?

9 thoughts on “DIY Customize your watch

    1. annaevers Post author

      ¡¡Hola Sofía!! En peleterías o en tapicerías que trabajen con piel venden retales de pieles de muchos tipos a buenos precios. También puedes encontrar piel en mercadillos de segunda mano tipo “Los encantes” de Barcelona. Una vez tuve la cara de entrar a una tapicería y pedir que me dieran las sobras de piel que tenian y salí con una bolsa llena de retales ¡¡¡GRATIS!!!… Podrías probar también 😉 Buena suerte!

  1. truebluemeandyou

    I love that you chose a colorful scarf and piece of leather to dress up a watch face. I posted two finished photos of your DIY on truebluemeandyou and a link back to your blog. It’s a featured DIY on the Tumblr DIY tag.

  2. Irene

    Like your idea a lot. I found a Timex watch at an estate sale and the leather band was bad
    and I was looking for an idea for a new band. Thank you so much for the idea

  3. SASmith (@web_shopaholic)

    I love the boho-moroccan chic of this watch! It’s fashion forward, kinda balenciaga, but definitely a stunner! I am a jewelry designer and I can’t find anything wrong or anything to improve on this sexy piece! I learned how to make jewelry by attending classes by Dragonfly Designs ( South San Francisco. They taught me everything I need to learn in jewelry making like copper etching, enameling, stamping and dapping, bead stringing, wire work, resin pendants, finger knitting and hair jewelry! I will definitely do something like this in the weekend.


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