4 DIY Clock Ideas For Father’s Day

There’s still time to make a unique clock for your Dad this Father’s Day. Not a clock making expert? No problem! Here are 4 easy do-it-yourself clock ideas he’s sure to enjoy more than a tie!

(1) Beer Cap Clock

Make Dad a clock that’ll remind him it’s always a good time for a good beer. Pair 12 beer bottle caps with your choice of clock face, and then install a simple quartz clock movement and hands.

Beer Cap Clock
Photo courtesy of Coolmaterial.com

(2) Vinyl Record Clock

Part timepiece, part wall art! Pick up Dad’s favorite album from a resale store and incorporate numerals, clock hands, a quartz clock movement to easily create a unique gift! Here’s an idea from Etsy seller, Records and Stuff:

Vinyl Record Clock
Photo courtesy of Etsy seller, Records and Stuff

(3) Pool Rack Clock

Does your Dad like to shoot pool? This pool rack clock is sure to be the perfect addition to his Man Cave! Easily create this design using a pool rack, green felt, pool balls, quartz clock movement, and clock hands. He’ll love that the numbers are easy to read from a distance.

Pool Rack Clock
Photo courtesy of Trademark Gameroom

(4) Fishing Lure Clock

Perfect for Dads who would rather be fishing, this simple wall clock using fishing lures in lieu of numerals. Use any material for the clock face, glue on 12 fishing lures, and then install the clock movement and hands. Would also look great with fishing flys!

Fishing Lure Clock
Photo courtesy of thewirelesscatalog.com

Your Turn!

What’s the best thing you’ve made as a gift for someone else? Tell us your story in the Comments section below for a chance to win a $25 Klockit gift certificate!

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Top 5: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

How do you plan to express your gratitude to the special women in your life this Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift(s) this year. Check out our top 5 Mother’s Day gift ideas below:

1) San Rafael Estate Solar Mission Lantern

81038Our first top pick for Mom is the elegant San Rafael Estate Solar Mission Lantern. She’ll love that this lantern involves no wiring – simply unpack and enjoy! The 3 LED lights automatically turn on at dusk to create the perfect ambient atmosphere in her favorite outdoor space. 

Shop this customer-favorite: #81038 – Klockit.com

2) White Suction Cup Thermometer

16079The second gift item we recommend for Mom is AcuRite’s white suction cup thermometer. This thermometer is another customer-favorite because it is so easy to use! Simply unpack and stick to a window to being receiving accurate, reliable temperature readings.

She’ll love the product, and you’ll love the price!

Only $7.99 at Klockit.com: #16079

3) Women’s Atomix® Atomic Talking Watch

87228This women’s watch is always a best-seller during the holiday season! If Mom doesn’t already own this popular watch, she’ll enjoy receiving it as a gift this Mother’s Day. This watch will match any of her outfits with its smooth black leather band and crisp white clock face.

Not only does this watch speak the time and alarm, but it also auto-updates for DST. She’ll appreciate not having to set or update her watch for the time changes twice a year.

More details and video preview available:  #87228 – Klockit.com

4) Carnegie Music Box Kit

34674Our new Carnegie Music Box Kit will guide you to create a truly memorable keepsake for her this Mother’s Day. She’ll love that this handcrafted music box also doubles as a jewelry box! There’s room inside to hang up to 10 rings and 4 watches on the included pegs. This music box kit can be completed as a weekend project.

Start yours today! #34674 – Klockit.com

5) Luminary Lantern Kit 

luminaryThe next product we recommend as a gift for Mom this Mother’s Day is the Luminary Lantern Kit. Purchase and build the lantern as a finished gift, or purchase as a DIY project for her to complete. Either way, this lantern is sure to impress her!

We recommend pairing our new Garden Panel Pack with the lantern. Looks great in any room!

Shop Now: #99119 and #34628 – Klockit.com

BONUS Gift Idea

82814-1Since we have so many pink flamingo fans here at Klockit HQ, we thought it would be appropriate to recommend one more item for Mom’s special day.

From experience, we know this pink flamingo solar accent light would look great near a walkway or in the garden! The flamingo’s body auto-illuminates at dusk and vibrantly glows until dawn. She’ll love that she can just unpack this item and stake into the ground – no wiring involved!

This staff pick is sure to please! #82814 – Klockit.com

Official Rules: Crafty Clockmaker Contest 2013

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Klockit’s Crafty Clockmaker Pin-to-Win Contest
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Pinterest.

This promotion is open to legal U.S. residents including residents of Puerto Rico (excluding U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, other United States territories and Hawaii) and legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. You understand that you are providing your information to Primex, Inc. and not to Pinterest.

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The Klockit Crafty Clockmaker Contest (the “Contest”) entry period begins on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) and ends on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. CST (the “Entry Period”). Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. The Contest will award three (3) winners one (1) $100 Klockit gift certificate for each Best-of-Show category. Winners will be judged based on their photo submission in three (3) categories: creativity, design, and story included of experience building the clock. The Contest will be judged by the staff at Klockit. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Primex, Inc., N3211 Country Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (the “Sponsor” and “Judges”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is open to legal U.S. including residents of Puerto Rico (excluding U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, other United States territories and Hawaii) and legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), at the time of entry and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and who have joined Pinterest. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Judges, promotion prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, retailers, printers, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials, their advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the promotion agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and each of their immediate family members (as defined by the IRS) and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor. The Pinterest database clock will be the timekeeper for this Contest.

3. HOW TO ENTER: In order to participate you must:

  1. Follow Klockit on Pinterest.
  2. Create a new board titled, “Craft Clockmaker”.
  3. Fill your new board with one (1) or more of your own DIY clock projects, and three (3) of your favorite Klockit products from http://www.Klockit.com.
  4. Email the link of your new board to rappner@primexinc.com. Be sure to include details of the clock project, which Klockit items were used in the project, and the story behind the project.
  5. Submit your entry by 11:59 CST on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

LIMIT: One entry per person over the Contest Entry Period. Any attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate Pinterest profile, will be disqualified. No post may be obscene, pornographic, violent, offensive in any manner, or in any other way not suitable to be published. If an entry falls into this category their corresponding entry will become void.

Entries that do not meet the post specifications, or description specifications, or otherwise do not comply with the Official Rules herein may be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion, what constitutes a valid entry. All materials and boards submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if it determines that for any reason the Contest cannot be run as originally planned or if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and to award the prize based on eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.

Entry Notes: Entries made on another’s behalf by any other individuals or any other entity, including but not limited to commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. By entering, all participants and/or entrants release the Sponsor and Judges from and against all claims, expenses and damages arising in connection with each entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or his/her receipt or use of the prize awarded in this Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants confirm that posts submitted from other sources do not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties. Entries found to be violating the intellectual property rights of third parties may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Sponsor is not responsible for problems downloading or uploading of any Contest-related information or any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any electronic mail entry to be received by Sponsor.

5. PRIZE: Only the prizes listed below will be awarded in this Contest. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

$100 Klockit gift certificate for the Best-of-Show picture in each of these categories: Wall Clocks, Desk/Mantel Clocks, and Clock Jewelry.

All other incidental expenses not mentioned herein are the responsibility of the Winner. All taxes on prizes are the Winner’s sole responsibility. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent substitutions as necessary, due to circumstances not under its control.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Conduct of the Contest is under the supervision of the Sponsor. Potential prize winners will be notified by email using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prizewinner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential prizewinner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prizewinner does not respond within (48) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification or prize is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential prizewinner, such potential prizewinner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prizewinner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prizewinner will be disqualified and an alternate prizewinner may be selected.

6. PUBLICITY RELEASE: Acceptance of any prize constitutes prizewinner’s permission to use prizewinner’s entry materials, photograph, name, likeness, voice, biographical information (and those of any other individual appearing in the photo), statements and complete address (collectively, the “Attributes”), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Promotion Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.

7. LICENSE: Prizewinners grant the Sponsor and their agents a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to record, copy, publish, use, edit, exhibit, distribute, perform, merchandise, license, sublicense, adapt and/or modify all materials submitted in connection with the entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without any compensation to the entrant. Prizewinners assign all intellectual property rights, including copyright, and waive all moral rights, in and to the entry, in favor of the Sponsor.

8. DISQUALIFICATION: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor, Judges, Pinterest and the Promotion Entities are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases Sponsor, Judges, Pinterest, and the Promotion Entities from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest and (vi) use of any prize.

10. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

11. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the name of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Primex, Inc., c/o Marketing Department, N3211 County Rd. H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All such requests must be received by 11/4/13.

 

 

Crafty Clockmaker Contest 2013

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Calling all crafty clockmakers! Klockit’s new clock contest has finally arrived. Whether you have a DIY wall or mantel clock to share or a jewelry you’ve made out of clock parts, you’re eligible for our Crafty Clockmaker contest. Enter for a chance to win a $100 Klockit gift certificate!

How to Enter:

Klockit’s Crafty Clockmaker contest is open to Pinterest users. Please follow these basic steps to enter the contest:

(1) ‘Follow’ Klockit on Pinterest.

(2) Create a new board titled, “Crafty Clockmaker”.

(3) Fill your new board with one (1) or more of your own DIY clock projects, and at least three (3) of your favorite Klockit products from http://www.Klockit.com.

(4) Make sure your entry submission includes a brief description of the story behind your clock project.

(5) Submit your entry via email by Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. CST to rappner@primexinc.com.

Judging:

Contest submissions will fall into one of three categories: Wall Clocks, Desk/Mantel Clocks, and Clock Jewelry. Three (3) Best-of-Show winners will be chosen; one from each category mentioned above. The winners will receive one (1) $100 Klockit gift certificate. Entries will be judged based on the creativity, design and the story behind the clock project on a scale of 1 to 5. A panel of judges made up of Klockit staff will rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Read the official rules.

Winners:

Winners will be announced and contacted the week of October 28, 2013. When the winners are decided, they will be announced here on the Klockit blog and on the Klockit Pinterest Page.

Questions?

Post your question on this blog post or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What’s new in the 2013 Fall catalog?

It’s that time of  year! Who’s ready to head to the mailbox for their new Klockit catalog?

The new fall catalog started mailing last week and should be in your mailbox this week! So a lot of customers are asking what can they expect? What’s new? Good news, my friends! Here’s your sneak peek:

1) Buy It

Don’t want to start a new project? Need a gift to give? The new catalog features all-new finished products sure to fit your need. Our favorites include the Galaxy Wall Clock, the Infinity Lights Wall Clock, and the new men’s talking watch.

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2) Build It

Open your new catalog and flip to the inside front and back covers. Here you’ll find our newest clock kits and woodworking plans. Our product designer recommends adding the new Set & Forget Plan, Sterling Kit and Slide-Top Chest Plan to your project list!

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3) Restore It

Last but not least, we have some new items for the beginner and experienced clockmaker looking to do some repairs. Check out pages 16-24 for mechanical clock movements and 35-43 for quartz clock movements. Need a new set of hands? A new dial? Flip through pages 44-51 to find what you’re looking for.

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Are you signed up to get one?

If you’ve ordered from Klockit in the past couple of years, you’ll automatically be mailed a new catalog. If you don’t receive a catalog the week of August 5, click here to request yours!

Top 3 Summer Products

With the smell of charcoal and steaks filling the air, it’s time to match the beauty of nature with new additions to your outside environment! Spruce up your outdoor world with these top products from Klockit.

Let’s get started!

1) Personalized Welcome Mat

What better place to start than with the entry way of your home! Personalize your entry way with a hand-cast, rust-free, aluminum doormat. This mat is 36” long x 18” wide x 1” deep, and can withstand the elements that mother nature throws its way. The French bronze color lends itself to any décor and is sure to provide a warm welcome to your guests.

Product sku: 82319 – http://bit.ly/welcome-mat

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2) Endless Summer Outdoor Patio Heaters

Turn on one of these patio heaters to kick cooler weather to the curb! Comfortably entertain on your patio or in the backyard with the help of one of the Endless Summer stainless steel patio heaters. These patio heaters create the perfect ambiance for you and your guests when the sun goes down. Operating via a propane grill cylinder, these patio heaters heat within a 20 foot circle and require no electricity. Makes a trendy addition to any patio or backyard!

Product skus: 82398, 82399, 82396, 82395, 82394 – http://bit.ly/summer-heaters

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3) 14” Verdigris Outdoor Wall Clock with Thermometer

Artistic yet durable, this outdoor wall clock with thermometer features highly accurate quartz movement timekeeping technology. The antiqued verdigris finish on this clock combination makes it the perfect decorative accent to any deck or patio. Includes an integrated hang hole for easy wall mounting.

Product sku: 16021 – http://bit.ly/verdigris-clock

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Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many of the products herself in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Klockit Create-A-Clock Contest 2013

Untitled-1Whether you have a crafty DIY clock to share or a traditional grandfather clock you’ve made, you’re eligible for our Create-A-Clock contest. You could win a $300 Klockit gift certificate!

How to Enter:

Starting Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Klockit Create-A-Clock contest will open up to Facebook fans and online guests. Follow these basic steps to enter the contest:

(1) ‘Like’ Klockit on Facebook.

(2) Create a clock using at least one Klockit product.

(3) Next, you have 3 options: Post your photo on our Facebook page, send us a private Facebook message, or email your submission to rappner@primexinc.com.

(4) Make sure your entry submission includes a brief description of the story behind your clock project (this is part of the criteria used in the judging – see below).

(5) Submit your entry by Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. CST

Judging:

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a $300 Klockit gift certificate; the second and third place winners will receive a $200 and $100 Klockit gift certificate, respectively. Winners will be judged based on the creativity, design and the story behind the clock project on a scale of 1 to 5. A panel of judges made up of Klockit staff will rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners:

Winners will be announced and contacted the week of June 3, 2013. When the winners are decided, they will be announced here on the Klockit blog and on the Klockit Facebook Page.

Questions?

Post your question on this blog or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.