Toolsday Giveaway: Win Some DIY Network Swag

Surprisingly, a lot of people knew the identity of last week’s mystery Toolsday tool. It was an old pair of Swiss military snow shoes – perfect for climbing the Alps.

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Tom M, who thought it was a pair of sleds meant for ferrets (I’d like to see that!). Congrats Tom, even though you answered incorrectly, you still win. You have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next week, we’re going to give away a DIY Network lunch box full of fun and handy DIY swag.

According to Punxsutawney Phil, spring is not far off (wahoo!). We’ve got some DIY projects to give your home a new look for the new season.  Many of these projects you can do on a budget – headboards, window treatments, slipcovers and funky coffee tables – give one a try while you’re still stuck inside.

To win the DIY Network swag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these long, skinny things are used for (pictured below).  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 12, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 12, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,686 Responses

  1. Joanne says:

    Curtain rods that expand

  2. tim says:

    so far i like what you are doing keep up the good job

  3. Gayle Teague says:

    I thin or would use them for anyway… I would use them as a runner on a basket I thing they are drawer pulls??
    Well… what they are and what you could use them for is all in my mind! lol

  4. gayle says:

    Congrats to Tom!!! Lucky guy!

  5. Ron says:

    curtin rods

  6. Dan says:

    Tools to release drawer slide latches?

  7. cezuvers says:

    Look like expanding curtain rods to me

  8. Tom M. says:

    Electrical raceway.

  9. AliB says:

    I just have to guess, I don't have a clue. Maybe used to slide over ice skate blades.{;)

  10. Jacqueline Nikolish says:

    Extenders to make curtain rod longer

  11. F. Don Freeburn says:

    The two metal pieces are curtain rod extenders. I used them when growing up in a Spanish stucco house with wide french-door windows.

  12. Lindy says:

    pipe guard

  13. Eileen Damon says:

    parts of a curling iron

  14. Sampson's dad says:

    These look like the expandable curtain rods.

  15. Joe C. says:

    I'll go with extendable curtain rods.

  16. Beth M. says:

    Cord covers or shoe horns…or both!

  17. ERIC S.POTTS says:


  18. Jeanette Jacobson says:

    hmmm…curtain rod extensions is my best guess

  19. Chelsea Vandenberg says:

    Old fashion hair straightener….lol

  20. mose says:

    It could be a fancy hot dog flipper.

  21. diana says:

    rod ext.

  22. G Sander says:

    Tthis is an adjustable sliding curtain rod.

  23. Mary says:

    drawer slide

  24. robert says:

    Used by knitters for unraveling skeins of yarn.

  25. tti12cu says:

    adjustable curtain rods


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