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

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  4. wessan says:

    to stick in the ground than put a sign in it dont know the name for it

  5. Joel W says:

    Pant leg wideners

  6. Sandy Breckenridge says:

    Curtain rod with an extension that is adjustable to the needed width os your curtain.

  7. LYNN5202 says:

    I think they maybe drawer sides.

  8. Larry says:

    my guess? curtain rod holders

  9. steve stone says:

    curttain rod

  10. The skinny metal thingys could possibly be a track for a drawee. Or maybe it could be for sliding shelves inside of the cabinets. I honestly feel like the possibilities are endless. Then again my mean brother could have decided he wanted to take my curling iron apart to torment. Or maybe some kind of a curtain rod orvpieces to it

  11. mark says:

    cable rails

  12. Mark says:

    cable sleeves

  13. Laurie says:

    Electrical or low voltage wire guide/sleeve for exterior wall installation. That sounds good, at least! :)

  14. Kathy Bommer says:

    At first I thought drawer slides. But now I think a separated curtain rod.

  15. Sharron says:

    Curtain rod extensions

  16. Susan Stewart says:

    your guess is just like mine

  17. Linda says:

    they are used for measuring footlong subs

  18. Barry says:

    they could be chimes, like for a door bell/wind

  19. Jerry Duggan says:

    Adjustable curtain rod

  20. Steve Bethka says:

    Roller guides

  21. LKC says:

    Top and bottom of window blinds

  22. Steve R says:

    they are bob sled runner protective covers. Nothing worse than dull bob sled blades!

  23. angel says:

    let's go with curtain rod extenders! ???

  24. kathy says:

    Curtain rod extensions.


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