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. Darrell Wright says:

    outside protective covers for something. i dont know

  2. TINA says:


  3. myaandmom says:

    cover exposed wires on wall

  4. Barry says:

    Possible detachable handles from the old fashion metal ice cube trays…These handles were attached to the metal cube form that sat in the tray and when pulled up, it loosened the ice cubes from the form

  5. Mary Odom says:

    they look like sliders for drawers or the baskets in the dishwashers so they can slide in and out

  6. Linda says:

    Not Curtain Rod Extension – Brushed Nickel
    aluminum or steel Brushed Nickel half round approx. 12" long
    sold at brick and mortar stores

  7. john says:

    weather prooff window jams

  8. Mary says:

    Some type of guard, possibly for drawers or even a door. Like a sliding patio door. It is hard to say as the picture doesn't really indicate how long they are. They could be the curtain rods, but I am not familiar with that type and it looks too heavy for a bracket to hold up with the weight of drapes. I am just saying…

  9. u t says:

    A car door protectors……..

  10. Robert McNeal says:

    Drawer slider's

  11. Robert says:

    Maybe for hanging lights in the ceiling ?

  12. uhland says:

    sleeve of some sort.

  13. Susan says:

    For water drainage and to keep leaves out?????

  14. davro says:

    trim on an appliance

  15. Margaret says:

    Curtain rod extender

  16. Vanessa Diaz says:

    curtain rod extensions

  17. MARILYNN BELL says:


  18. Mary Rogers says:

    Re-purposed plant markers for the garden.

  19. Kimberly says:

    Curtain rods for sure

  20. Lyn Berd says:

    They are used to tighten upholstery on furniture.

  21. Hurry says:

    adjustable nose hair trimmer

  22. Alan says:

    look like curtain rods that can be adjusted to the width you need.

  23. Rick says:

    They appear to be curtain rod (cafe rod) extensions

  24. mose says:

    A paint scraper

  25. Kathey says:

    Looks like covers for cutain rods or something to do with windows.


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