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. gloria says:

    curtain rod extenders

  2. Anna Krutch says:

    curtain rod extenders

  3. kristina says:

    shoe horns for giraffes.

  4. David says:

    Drawer slide brackets

  5. DonH says:

    Crumb sweepers used on linen table clothes by waiters in high end restaurants

  6. mike says:

    mickey rooney's skis.

  7. RickGerik says:

    These are for anyone living in Texas would know,,, they're a pair of "Boot Horns" to get a tall pair of cowboy boots on each foot, a left and right. Really, I have no idea what they are for.

  8. gerry says:

    cigar holder.

  9. Brenda Hicks says:

    curtain rod extenders

  10. Milly May says:

    Looks like Blinds guards.

  11. Kathleen says:

    I am stumped. Detached tongs, really short curtain rod, maybe window track blocks for that "BLING" look instead of using a stick or dowel.

  12. Julie says:

    Slides for drawers

  13. Darlene says:

    drawer slides or guides

  14. wakedaddy820 says:

    no clue . . . does not look like a curtain rod to me . . .

  15. JIM says:


  16. Dino Fanti says:

    wood craving tools for a lathe, possibly an AZ

  17. dee says:

    Wide pocket curtain rod??

  18. Chris says:

    Shoe Horns

  19. Melissa DeLuka says:

    Micro Plane for Parmesan Cheese

  20. Dradz says:

    finger split

  21. Kaylie says:

    I believe these two long skinny things are actually one shaving plane when put together. The top side would have fine razor sharp edges that are cut at an angle and the bottom, when stacked together, would catch the scraps. That's my creative thought for the day. :)

  22. LYNN5202 says:

    I think it could go on the sides of drawers that keep the drawers from pulling out all the way and dumping everything on the floor. It is a safely check for drawers, but who knows.

  23. jackie says:

    Drawer slides!

  24. haslem says:

    apple coring tool

  25. Janel says:

    A spacer of some sort.


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