Project Made Simple & Walmart $50.00 Giveaway (5 Winners)

This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Debbie,  Amber , Jamie, Denise and Tracey.

Moving into a new house  can be very exciting. The blue floral wallpaper in our bathroom and gold light fixtures from 1979, not so exciting.

After two years of pretending “that room” didn’t exist, it was time for an update.  Most of these updates we could do ourselves.  After all, we only needed to strip the 30 year old wallpaper and paint, rip up the floor and install new floor tile, install a new faucet and vanity, and add new towel bar. This project was going to be short and simple! Right?

Making these updates on our own saved us hundreds of dollars.   While the projects are fairly simple, having some instructions and information definitely makes a difference.  If you have a project, be sure to check out Walmart’s Projects Made Simple site.

Walmart’s Projects Made Simple tells you everything you need and want to know in order to complete your own DIY project.

Project’s Made Simple also includes printable documents and your shopping list!  If you have a DIY Project, you definitely want to check it out!

Each project includes:

  • A video how-to with chapters for each step.
  • Downloadable instructions (I still like printing things out)
  • A list of all the necessary supplies with links to purchase them online
  • Ways to share your favorite projects on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Could you use a $50. 00 Walmart Giftcard to help with your DIY project?  (5 Winners)

1.  Watch a Projects Made Simple Video and leave a comment telling which one you watched. (required entry)

2. Leave a comment here sharing a Do -It- Yourself Tip. {Extra Entry}

3.3.  Follow FTM on Google Plus or Facebook Group  and leave a comment that you did. {Extra Entry}

Giveaway rules: Giveaway will close on 11/3/12 . Winner will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond to email to claim winnings. Winner must be 18 years or older and reside in the USA. Please make sure you add natalie@forthemommas.com to your address book so you will receive emails. Winner to provide valid mailing address.

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  1. I watched the “How to Replace a Thermostat”

  2. chase

    You can use an upside down dustpan to get water from the faucet and pour into a bucket.

  3. chase

    I watched the painting video.

  4. Christie

    I watched the video on painting an accent wall

  5. Lyndsey R.

    I joined the facebook group as Lyndsey Rullman.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  6. Lyndsey R.

    I watched the “How to Install a Security Light?”

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  7. Lyndsey R.

    DIY tip: tape off all areas on the wall that you don’t want to accidentally get paint on.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  8. HollyO

    Following FTM on Google + and joined the facebook group. Thanks!

  9. HollyO

    DIY Tip: Don’t be afraid (unless it involves electricity). Watch videos online. Talk to the people at your local home improvement store and just do it!

  10. HollyO

    I watched the one on replacing a ceiling mount light fixture. Thanks!

  11. DanV

    I Follow FTM on Google Plus

  12. Tim Moss

    Watched How To Make Anything A Chalkboard.

  13. DanV

    I saw How to Install a Security Light

  14. Bryan E.

    DIY Tip: use a single edge safety razor to clean paint spatter off glass / mirrors.

  15. Bryan E.

    Thanks for the giveaway… watched “How to Replace a Thermostat”.

  16. Jessica

    I follow you on Google+ (Jessica L.).

  17. Jessica

    I watched the “How to Paint Stripes on a Wall” video.

  18. Veronica Garrett

    I watched How To Install a Security Light.

  19. Follow on G+ (Kristin W)

  20. I watched Paint an Accent Wall!

  21. shirley zolenski

    google +/ shirley zolenski

  22. Roxann

    Google+ follower.

  23. shirley zolenski

    Do it yourself tip: Make sure you read up and understand what you are trying to do first

  24. Roxann

    I watched paint a room.

  25. shirley zolenski

    Watched Make Anything a Chalkboard

  26. Patrice

    How to Make Anything a Chalkboard is the video I watched.

  27. latisha depoortere

    Follow Google+ – latisha depoortere
    tishajean@ charter.net

  28. latisha depoortere

    Watched how to Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  29. Stephanie Douglas

    I watched How to Install a Security Light

  30. Jennifer Peaslee

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard…what an awesomely fun idea!!! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

  31. Trisha McKee

    Following FTM on google plus as trisha mckee

  32. Trisha McKee

    Tip: Don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t done before. Ask around, research, and remember to have fun with it!

  33. Trisha McKee

    I watched “Paint an Accent Wall”.

  34. Bev Metcalf

    Love the Edy’s ice cream, my favorite is Rocky road. I like Edy’s and Dreyer’s on facebook, too. Thanks for this contest!

  35. Crystal F

    I’m following on G+! Crystal F

  36. Crystal F

    I watched the How to Repair a Wall video which is going to come in handy soon. Thank you!

  37. Stacie

    I follow FTM on Facebook. I watched the paint a room and change a light fixture videos both. My tip is the wonder of saran wrap. I have glass roll-out shelves in my fridge like so many. The bottom shelf is dedicated to the meat products but the packages can leak or have residue sometimes. To keep it clean I line the shelf with saran wrap and change it once a month or more if needed. Cheap and easier and less messy than scrubbing.

  38. barb hunt

    Joined your FB group. Thanks for the contest
    barhunt@aol.com

  39. susan smoaks

    i watched the video on how to paint an accent wall

  40. heather

    DIY TIP: Have a plan, a budget and maybe even a sketch.

  41. heather

    I watched “How to make anything a chalkboard” video.

  42. Charity S

    Follow FTM on Google Plus

    charity /ccboobooy

  43. Charity S

    Tip: Start with small projects, and never take on more than you can handle.

  44. mary gardner

    i Follow FTM on Google Plus as mary gardner

    jagar0047@yahoo.com

  45. mary gardner

    my tip is the old tried and true – measure twice, cut once. this saves lots of time and money by not having to fix mistakes

    jagar0047@yahoo.com

  46. Charity S

    I watched-:How to Make Anything a Chalkboard Video

  47. mary gardner

    I watched How to “Update a Piece of Furniture

    jagar0047@yahoo.com

  48. Blake Kaplan

    Tip: Watch how-to videos before a major project

  49. Blake Kaplan

    Watched: How to Make a Dry Erase Surface

  50. Breanne

    Replace an outlet or switch

  51. Sara Wood

    I like the “Responsibility” section.

  52. Seth

    Replace a light fixture

  53. I follow on G+

  54. how to stain a deck.

    thegiveawaygal@gmail.com

  55. Sarah L

    Make a list of all that you’ll need for a project. Don’t even try to start until you have everything.

  56. Sarah L

    Google +: Sarah L

  57. Sarah L

    Watched: How to Make a Dry Erase Surface (interesting)
    Thanks for the contest.

  58. Margaret P.

    My tip is to use the best quality supplies you can afford. It may be a little pricey but it ends up being cheaper than having to redo your project when the cheap supplies don’t work very well.

  59. Margaret P.

    I follow FTM on Google+.

  60. Margaret P.

    I watched the “how to make anything magnetic” video.

  61. Angela W

    Following via G+ (AngelaWinesburg)

  62. Angela W

    Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture

  63. Janelle

    I watched Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture…I have one to replace!

  64. Terry C

    I follow FTM on Google Plus

  65. Nicole Larsen

    i follow you on google + (Nicole Larsen)

  66. Terry C

    I watched “How to Paint an Exterior Door”

  67. Nicole Larsen

    I watched the How To Make a Dry Erase Surface video!

    • Deanna fernandez

      I watched “How to install a security light”

  68. sandy

    I follow on G+ as Sandy Saves.

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  69. sandy

    My do it yourself tip is to take your time and do it right the first time. Make sure to read through ALL the steps in a project before beginning! This will save lots of trouble later. Also know when to call in the pros if you get in over your head!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  70. Misses Giveaways

    make a dry erase surface video

  71. sharon

    My DIY tip is most anything can be fixed easily by just watching these great videos, or watching utube.

  72. sandy

    I watched how to install a security light!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  73. sharon

    I watched how to replace a faucet

  74. Mya Murphy

    sent request to join fb group… straykattt on fb :)

  75. Mya Murphy

    MY DYI tip is to have all supplies needed in order to begin painting: rollers, brushes and oops!!
    Laying a tarp on the floor is GREAT advice as well! And a ladder!
    Make sure to have blue tape to go around the top of the ceiling, so you don’t mess it up.

  76. Mya Murphy

    I watched running toilet… it was riveting!

  77. Seldenia

    I watched “How to Install a Security Light”

  78. Justin Henry

    I watched How to Install a Security Light (http://see.walmart.com/projects-made-simple/security-light?autoplay=true) which was timely as I need to actually do this soon!

  79. Patrice

    My DIY tip is to make sure you have all the tools and items needed to complete the task. If the task is one that requires extra hands, make sure you have some helpers lined up and ready to go before starting the project.

  80. Chrissy Nestor

    I watched the Paint A Room video

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  81. Patrice

    I watched How To Replace a Ceiling Fan.

  82. Karen Moore

    I watched how to update a piece of furniature. 11/03/2012

  83. sheila k

    i watched how to paint an exterior door. my dyi tip is to get kids involved in helping around the house. my mom always had to do lists for us, and she had me help her strip wallpaper when i was age 4.

  84. Gaye M

    When you’re getting ready to undertake a DIY project, make sure you have everything you need collected and laid out to work with. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a project and realizing you don’t have what you need for the next step.

  85. Gaye M

    I watched How to “Update a Piece of Furniture” because I have a coffee table I want to refinish.

  86. kathy pease

    following you on google plus kathy pease

  87. Shannon

    How to caulk a window

  88. Asimina s

    How to replace an outlet!

  89. kathy pease

    I watched How to Replace a Thermostat
    which is something we need to do as our is not working that great

  90. Kris A.

    I also follow FTM on Google + and the Facebook group.

  91. Kris A.

    DIY tip — Put the kids to work!! If they aren’t at school or you can’t drop them off at the sitters/grandparents — give them jobs to do so that when the projects all done they can sit back and say “I helped Mommy (or Daddy) do that.”

  92. Kat Emerick

    Follow FTM Facebook Group.

  93. Kat Emerick

    Follow FTM on Google Plus

  94. Mary Somerville

    I follow FTM on Google Plus- Mary Somerville

  95. Kat Emerick

    I watched How To Replace a Ceiling Fan.

  96. Mary Somerville

    To help keep your water heater efficient, and avoid problems, you should drain it once a year. Just turn it off, attach a hose to the outlet and run it to a drain or outside, and open the valve.

  97. kelley c

    I watched restore a mailbox.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  98. Mary Somerville

    I watched How to Replace a Thermostat.

  99. Carol Mclemore

    How to make anything a magnet

  100. Kris A.

    The Project Made Simple video that I watched was “Make a Dry Erase Surface.”

  101. kara

    How to paint a garage floor

  102. Karen Gonyea

    Plan – think about it for a long time before you make any final decision :)

  103. Follow you on Google+ Sherry Conrad

  104. My tip- make sure you have all your supplies before you start.

  105. Make anything a chalkboard.

  106. Jamie Martin

    Following on G+ – Jamie Martin – jamielovesweeping@gmail.com

  107. Jamie Martin

    My best DIY tip is PLAN! Plan everything out!

  108. Jamie Martin

    I watched the running toilet one!

  109. I follow you on g+: Kimberly Hilbert

  110. My tip: Make sure you have everything you need before starting any project.

  111. I watched how to install a security light.
    I’m sorry, he didn’t make it ‘easy’ for me to do. Talking about them being linked in ‘serial’ while I do understand, did not give me confidence that I should be doing this myself.

  112. clynsg

    Like you on FB

  113. I watched how to repair a wall!

  114. clynsg

    If at all possible, place any item you are spray painting inside a box to contain any overspray.

  115. clynsg

    Watched How to Paint a Garage Floor.

  116. Pat B

    If you need to stop painting for a few hours (or days), place your brush or roller in a freezer bag and place in freezer.

  117. Pat B

    I watched How to Repair A Running Toilet

  118. s riches

    I follow you on google+

  119. s riches

    My do it yourself tip is to always wear safety glasses when working with power tools.

  120. s riches

    I watched “How to replace a ceiling fan”.

  121. Derek Timm

    Follow on Google +

    Derek Timm

  122. Angela

    How to install a security light

  123. tracey byram

    I watched How To Repair a Wall.

  124. Diane W

    Follow FTM on Google Plus as Diane W

  125. Diane W

    Do -It- Yourself Tip change the filters to your hear/ ac every three months. It’s easy to do and you will save money too.

  126. Diane W

    I have asked my husband to change out the security lights at our house since we bought it. I may not wait for him after watching me: How to Install a Security Light I may do it myself. Thanks for the information!

  127. Denise Donaldson

    like you on google plus as Denise Donaldson

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  128. Dawn S.

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard

  129. Denise Donaldson

    fill little cracks around your window sills with foaming caulk

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  130. Denise Donaldson

    watched How to Install a Security Light

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  131. Tara

    Use newspapers and vinegar to clean your windows.

  132. Tara

    watched the video!

  133. Amanda

    DIY tip – Don’t take any short cuts no matter how much you want to!! It generally doesn’t work out and you spend more time fixing stuff in the the long run : /

  134. Amanda

    I follow your facebook group

  135. Amanda

    I watched how to winterize a window…I have a couple drafty ones.

  136. Brenda Elsner

    I watched how to install a security light.

  137. Jamie Brigham

    Google+ follower and Facebook group Member- Jamie Brigham *Google&Facebook name*

  138. Jamie Brigham

    You can insulate your windows yourself during the winter by getting some plastic wrap like painters plastic and taping it around your windows, it will save you tons on your electric bill, while it may not be cute it will be saving you money.

  139. Jamie Brigham

    I watched how to install a security light video.

  140. Annemarie Z.

    I follow on Google Plus (Annemarie Z).

  141. Annemarie Z.

    Make a list of supplies and make sure you have everything before you start the project.

  142. Annemarie Z.

    I watched How to Install a Security Light!

  143. melissa Resnick

    I watched the video on how to make anything chalkboard surface

  144. Kenny F

    I joined the group on facebook as john smith

  145. Kenny F

    PLan on it taking longer then expected

  146. Kenny F

    I watched the video on how to make anything chalkboard surface

  147. Richard Hicks

    add you google plus

    Richard Hicks
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  148. Robin

    I watched the video on how to make anything chalkboard surface

  149. Richard Hicks

    One DIY tip I have when painting is to stay away from the cheap brushes!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  150. Richard Hicks

    I watched How to Paint an Exterior Door. Very informative and they lots of other good ones!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  151. Carline

    I watched how to install a security light.

  152. Lucy Lopez

    I follow you on Facebook.

  153. Lucy Lopez

    I watched How to Make Anything Magnetic. It looks pretty simple and it would be great in the kids room.

  154. melina r

    watched the video how to make anything a chalkboard

  155. Anthony

    I liked both on facebook

  156. Susan Smith

    I follow you on Google +

  157. Susan Smith

    I watched “Make Anything Magnetic

  158. erin

    watched how to make anything a chalkboard

  159. Angela

    I watched How to Make anything a Chalkboard!

  160. Already follow you on Facebook cami Valenzuela

  161. DIY tip when hanging a picture with 2 holes on the back take a masking tap and measure hole to hole. Take take off and place and wall and that’s where you drill or nail your holes.
    CamiValenzuela09 at yahoo dot com

  162. I watched on how to make anything chalkboard surface

  163. Jimmy

    I watched the “paint a room” video

  164. Danielle Williams

    My Do-it-yourself tip…for really tight nuts use a little bit of veggie oil to loosen

  165. Danielle Williams

    I joined the FTM group on FB

  166. Danielle Williams

    watched how to install a security light!

  167. Desmond

    how to install a towelbar

  168. Jackee

    I watched how to make a dry erase surface.

  169. Mellissa C

    I watched “How to make anything Magnetic”

  170. Erica C.

    I watched “Make Anything a Chalkboard.”

  171. Melanie Montgomery

    Repair a running toilet

  172. Sent a request to join group on Facebook

  173. My DIY tip is research!!! YouTube and Pinterest are my best friends for finding ideas, and and a how to instructions now I’m adding Walmart to that list thank you!

  174. Maryanne

    how to replace a thermostat

  175. I watched the Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture definitely informative, I’ve been wanting to buy new light fixtures and iwouldve regretted not being informed to turn of the power to it before taking it apart

  176. Aubrey

    how to make a dry erase surface

  177. Lisa Garner

    My DIY tip is to use semi gloss paint in kitchen and other areas that may require you to wipe the wall frequently because semi gloss can be cleaned easier than flat and satin paints.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  178. Lisa Garner

    I’m a member of your Facebook group.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  179. Lisa Garner

    I watched the very helpful video How to Paint Stripes on a Wall.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  180. Jeni Lutz

    watched How to Make a Dry Erase Surface

  181. Amber Carter

    I watched how to replace a thermostat

  182. I watched the How to Winterize Your Windows

  183. MelissaO

    How to Make Anything a chalkboard!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  184. alexa

    watched how to make anything chalkboard.

  185. micheal dale grim

    i do alot of jobs around the house and my tip is before starting any job make sure you have all the right tools and parts you need!!!

  186. micheal dale grim

    i follow ftm on google+ dale grim

  187. micheal dale grim

    i watched how to install a thermastat,and i must say it was a great video!!!

  188. Leslie S.

    I added you on Google+ as Leslie Stanziani.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  189. Leslie S.

    My tip is to double check and make sure you have everything you need before starting a project.Also make sure you have read directions and understand them beforehand.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  190. Leslie S.

    I watched how to make a dry erase surface.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  191. I follow on Google Plus (Nadine Larsen- ToBeFitByFifty)

  192. Melissa JN

    DIY tip: Use zip ties to keep cords controlled behind the TV.

  193. I watched how to install a thermostat (which is perfect since I am installing a new digital thermostat this weekend)

  194. Melissa JN

    I joined the FTM Deals & More group on Facebook!

  195. Melissa JN

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard and now I really want to do that!

  196. Anonymous

    Following on g+ as Dot Sandman

  197. Derek Timm

    I watched how to install a security light.

  198. jeanne conner

    I follow you via Google+ as jeanne conner

  199. jeanne conner

    I watched How To Replace a Ceiling Fan

  200. joni

    I follow FTM on Google + Joni Dolniak

  201. joni

    “Make Anything Magnetic”

  202. dani marie

    i watched How to replace a thermostat.

  203. Kyl Neusch

    watched “Make Anything Magnetic”

  204. Claire

    I watched “How to Make Anything Magnetic”

  205. Carla

    I watched Make Anything A Chalkboard.

  206. Ani

    I watched “Make Anything Magnetic”.

  207. Derk Thomas

    How to replace a thermostat.

  208. How to make anything magnetic. I’ve actually been pondering figuring out this project for a few days now. Now I know how to do it!

  209. Amy H

    Tip – make own canvas pictures. It’s easy and much cheaper than purchasing from photo company.

  210. Amy H

    Make anything magnetic

  211. Missy L

    I have you in my Google+ circle. I’m Missy Lynnh

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  212. Missy L

    My tip is to find a youtube video and watch it. There is a youtube video for every project and they are often really helpful.

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  213. Missy L

    I watched How to Paint a Room and did find it helpful. My husband and I stink at painting. It never looks good. We try.

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  214. mell

    I follow FTM on Google +.

  215. mell

    My tip is to try painting to give a room an inexpensive facelift.

  216. mell

    I watched the how to install a security light video.

  217. Patricia Crowley

    I Follow FTM on Google Plus!

  218. Patricia Crowley

    I watched Paint a Garage Floor!

  219. shaunie w

    I follow you through facebook group .to verify :( facebook.com/coffeecup25)

  220. shaunie w

    a diy project- i’ve put together upholstery for my furniture

  221. shaunie w

    I watched install a water filter system

  222. kara

    I watched the one on how to make anything into a chalkboard.

  223. Julie

    I watched “How to make anything a chalkboard”

  224. Debra Stoltz

    I watched How To Paint An Accent Wall. My DIY tip is to place a large rubberband around your opened paint can (from top to bottom) so you can get rid of excess paint off of your brush after dipping your brush into the paint. This also keeps paint from getting into the lip of the can also so the lid doesn’t seal down. I follow FTM on Google Plus.

  225. Shannon

    My tip- instead of replacing your whole tub, try glazing it first! Can give a whole new look and color for much cheaper!

  226. Shannon

    I watched “How to Make Anything Magnetic”…love this!

  227. BILL H

    Request sent to join the facebook group.

  228. BILL H

    how to paint a garage floor

  229. Tamar

    paint a room :)

  230. Caryn S

    Follow on Google+ as Caryn Strean

  231. Caryn S

    I watched How to Paint a Room

  232. Amber Warfield

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard video.

  233. sarah hirsch

    i follow ftm on google+

  234. sarah hirsch

    my tip is make sure you have all the right tools and supplies before you begin the job so that you don’t have to make a run to the hardware store midway through

  235. sarah hirsch

    i watched make anything magnetic

  236. mj williams

    how to paint a garage floor

  237. Gianna

    Follow instructions and use the right tools for the job.

  238. Gianna

    How to Install a Security Light.

  239. Alyce Goodale

    I follow For the Mommas on Facebook :)

  240. Alyce Goodale

    Do – It – Yourself Tip – When painting, have a bucket of warm water 1/4 full of warm water to put/rinse brushes in. Makes clean up a lot easier!

  241. Alyce Goodale

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard

  242. Trung Nguyen

    I follow FTM on Google Plus

  243. Trung Nguyen

    I watched “How To Paint A Room”

  244. A DIY tip – Instead of buying a stud finder for home improvement projects, you can use a magnet attached to a string.

  245. i follow you on Google Plus – Yona Williams

  246. I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard.

  247. Daniel M

    How to Replace a Thermostat, ours needs replacement with something programmable

  248. We order pizza, then trick or treat, then put the kids to bed, then rummage thru and steal all the good candy! :)

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  249. I watched Make Anything a Chalkboard!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  250. I watched the Make Anything Magnetic video!

  251. I watched “Home :Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture”

  252. Heather D

    I watched how to make anything a chalkboard!

  253. steve weber

    watched” How To Paint A Room”

  254. jennifer

    I watched how to paint an exterior door and I need to do this!

  255. BeckyM

    I watched ‘ How to Paint an Accent Wall ‘

  256. i watched “how to make anything chalkboard”

  257. Stephanie Larison

    Request sent to join the facebook group.

  258. Stephanie Larison

    I always use the potato in the light socket to get the broken light bulb out. Works great!

  259. Stephanie Larison

    I watched the: How to Install a Security Light video

  260. Wendy

    Added FTM Deals & Freebies to my Google+.

  261. Wendy

    You can fill in small nail holes in your walls using a soft bar of soap (just rub over the hole) or white toothpaste. Works great!

  262. Wendy

    I watched How to Paint an Exterior Door… I have the supplies but have been putting it off thinking it might be too hard to do. The video made it look easy.

  263. Lor

    followed FTM on Facebook

  264. Lor

    how to install a security light, mine died so need to replace it

  265. John Kirkpatrick

    I watched How to Replace a Thermostat.

  266. anu

    i watched ‘how to install a towel bar’ and that helped me getting it all set up !! thanks !

  267. sandy weinstein

    follow ftm on google plus

  268. sandy weinstein

    i made my own dog gate for my porch. i needed something 9 ft long and could not find any dog gates that wide unless i spent several hundred dollars. so i took 12×12 wire squares from home depot/lowes, hooked them together w/ ties and used the stretch cords to hold them to the post. i can just step over. however, when i need to take them out, i just undo one of the cords and slide the gate open….works great. now i can let them run around on my big front porch in bad weather….

  269. sandy weinstein

    how to install an outside security light

  270. Cody Anderson

    Joined the FTM Facebook Group – Cody Anderson

  271. Cody Anderson

    Do-It-Yourself Tip – To set up a simple worklight, coil 12-gauge copper wire around a flashlight’s barrel and twist the rest into a base.

  272. Cody Anderson

    I watched the video “Make A Dry Erase Surface”

  273. repair a running toilet
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  274. Jacob LaFountaine

    I watched how to install a security light. Something I’ve been thinking about

  275. Holly B

    I watched “Replace an Outlet of Switch.”

  276. kim burnett

    I watched the make anything a chalkboard video

  277. tamar

    how to make anythign magnetic :)

  278. Lauren H

    I watched how to install a towel bar.

  279. nicole

    DIY tip- make sure to turn water off before trying to take your sink apart. ;)

  280. nicole

    I watched the “how to change a outdoor light into a security liight” video.

  281. chris z

    i watched how to install a towel bar

  282. Angela

    I requested to join the facebook group, and watched the towel bar video

  283. Angela

    I watched “How to Install a Towel Bar” I can’t wait for my husband to do it anymore! Now I can do it my self!

  284. ellen

    i watched the how to install a towel bar video../

  285. ellen

    i watched how to install a towel bar

  286. Lynn R

    DIY tip: use an old milk jug as a paint holder by taking the jug and cutting out an area opposite the handle. Make sure the area is big enough to dip a paint brush into. Then you pour in your paint and use the handle to carry the jug when you are painting. After you are finished rinse it out and recycle it.

  287. Lynn R

    Make Anything Chalkboard

  288. Just Coupons

    I follow FTM on Google +

  289. Just Coupons

    My DIY tip is to save yourself some money and learn to re-do items with the new “metal” spray paints that come in bronze, chrome. Redo light fixtures, etc… by reusing what you have, just make it “new” with paint :)

  290. Just Coupons

    I watched How to Paint a Garage Floor

  291. patricia skinner

    Watched How to Paint Stripes on a Wall.

  292. Jessica Vaughan Gengler

    joined FB group as Jessica Vaughan Gengler

  293. Jessica Vaughan Gengler

    watched how to make anything chalkfboard

  294. Tabitha Hutto

    I follow the group on facebook!

  295. Tabitha Hutto

    I watched how to winterize a window

  296. steve

    put your nail that you are going to hammer in the teeth of a comb – holds it in place and saves your fingers from being hurt

  297. steve

    How to Winterize a Window

  298. Debbie Lewis

    I am a follower

  299. Debbie Lewis

    I watched “How to make anything magnetic”

  300. Karen

    I like you on facebook!

  301. Karen

    Make Anything a Chalkboard!! I want to do this!

  302. Tabathia B

    google + follower (tabathia)

  303. Tabathia B

    I watched the make anything a chalkboard

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  304. LOIS PAYTON

    I follow eveyone on google, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  305. Suzanne K

    I’ve added FTM to my google + circles

  306. Suzanne K

    Put a small piece of scotch tape on the spot on the wall where you are going to put the nail, helps keep the wall from breaking off pieces

  307. Suzanne K

    I watched how to caulk a window

  308. Denise S

    I follow on Google +

  309. Denise S

    I watched the one called, “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard.”

  310. Steve Stone

    I watched how to make anything a chalkboard

  311. Marisa

    I watched how to make anything chalkboard. I also requested to join the group.

  312. Thomas Murphy

    following FTM on google+ as thomas murphy

  313. Thomas Murphy

    make sure you measure anything youre building twice

  314. Thomas Murphy

    I watched how to make anything a chalkboard

  315. Kathleen

    follow FTM on google + as kathleen porteous

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  316. Kathleen

    I watched repair a running toilet video

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  317. EMMA L HORTON

    HOT TO REPLACE AN OUTLET OR SWITCH….I THINK I CAN FIX MINE…BUT I NEED TO WATCH THIS SEVERAL MORE TIMES TO GIVE ME MORE NERVE TO DO IT

  318. Sheila K.

    Simply changing the cabinet and drawer pulls in your bathroom can give it a new, updated look!

  319. Sheila K.

    I follow FTM on Google Plus (Sheila Korman)!

  320. Sheila K.

    I watched “How to Winterize a Window”!

  321. Michelle Bryan

    I watched “How to make anything a chalkboard”. I have some budding artists around here!

  322. Marcia Goss

    I follow on Google+.
    Marcia Goss

  323. Marcia Goss

    I watched the Make Anything a Chalkboard video.

  324. Amber F

    DIY TIP: Take a soda 12 count box, punch the hole out in the front to pull the cans out. Cut a hole in the top back of the box big enough for soup can. Fill with soup/veggie cans . As you pull from the front you can add more in the back so that way you are always using the oldest can first. Watched “How to replace a faucet”.

  325. kjasus

    i joined your FB group. kari mcdonald jasus

  326. April V.

    I watched How to Replace an Outlet

  327. kjasus

    i watched ‘how to install security lights’

  328. Stephanie

    I watched “How to update a piece of furniture “

  329. debbie

    DIY tip- start with small projects first. As you learn more, than take on larger projects.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  330. debbie

    I watched how to replace an outlet or switch.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  331. Cynthia C

    Following in Google+ Circles (Cynthia Conley)

  332. Cynthia C

    My DIY tip is to get organized before you start. Make sure you have the proper tools and materials as well as good directions for the project.

  333. Cynthia C

    I watched How to Paint an Exterior Door. It’s a project I need to do.

  334. Amy D.

    DIY tip: when painting, hammer holes into the rim of the paint can. Extra paint runs back into the can and prevents a mess!

  335. Amy D.

    I watched how to install a security light.

  336. Jason Crooks

    I follow FTM on Google + as Jason Crooks

  337. Jason Crooks

    I watched “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard.”

  338. renee walters

    I added you to my circle on Google+ as Renee Walters! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

  339. renee walters

    I watched, “How to install a security light”.

  340. Mary

    I watched, “How to install a security light”

  341. Terri

    I watched How to Make Anything Magnetic.

  342. melissa jump

    6 months before undergoing any DIY project I start looking for coupons and sales. i look for things like free paint samples , discounts on lights or hardware fixtures. I look for coupons for Lowes and Home Depot. I look thru DIY magazines for coupons. This just helps me save .

  343. melissa jump

    I liked you on facebook

  344. melissa jump

    I watched How to Paint an Accent Wall .

  345. S. Whittle

    How to paint a room

  346. Florence

    My alter ego likes you on FB, :)

  347. Florence

    DIY: For clogged toilets, pour dishwashing liquid on the toilet, boil water, add vinegar then pour on toilet. Works like a charm, :)

  348. julie

    i follow you on fb

  349. julie

    my DIY tip is to use old shower curtain liners for drop cloths while painting

  350. julie

    i watched ‘how to make anything magnetic’

  351. Cari Ann

    I joined the FTM facebook group.

  352. Cari Ann

    I watched “How to make anything a Chalkboard”

  353. Erica Barnes

    I watched ‘How To Install A Security Light’.

  354. Marissia watkins

    I watched painting a room

  355. Jamie Brigham

    Google+ Follower- Jamie Brigham *Google Name*
    FB Group member request sent- Jamie Brigham *FB Name*

  356. Jamie Brigham

    My do it yourself tip would be to always have all products within arms reach and please turn the electric off at the breaker box so you do not electrocute yourself.

  357. Donna L

    I watched “How to replace a faucet”.

  358. Jamie Brigham

    I watched how to install a security light

  359. Nanda

    I like FTM on Facebook.

  360. Nanda

    I watched “Replace a ceiling fan”.

  361. Cindy

    Have a screw that has stripped it’s hole in a piece of wood furniture or cabinetry? Just poke a round toothpick in the hole and break off. Drive the screw back in and it will now be tight.

  362. Cindy

    I watched “How to update a mailbox”.

  363. kelly f

    Follow FTM on Facebook

  364. kelly f

    Watched how to make a dry erase surface

  365. Oanh

    I follow FTM on Google +

  366. Oanh

    My DIY tip is use baking soda and lemon to remove greasy stains on countertop.

  367. Oanh

    I watched replace a ceiling-mounted light fixture video.

  368. Laura Floro

    Watched how to repair a wall…

    • Laura Floro

      Believe it or not…Elmers glue works great on hanging wood! Just put up a door frame using Elmers glue and a few nails.

  369. Tracey

    Picture tip: If you don’t like the color of your picture frame just paint it with craft paint or a spray. I used a dark brown antiguing medium paint that I brushed on 2 gold frames and it came out great and only cost around 2 bucks.

  370. Tracey

    I watched “Replace a ceiling fan”

  371. soha molina

    Added to Google+–soha molina-eddiem11@ca.rr.com

  372. Anonymous

    watched How to Install a Security Light

  373. Nichole McKinnon

    Here’s my how to do it yourself tip….anything that breaks…..HOT Glue to the Rescue!

  374. Nichole McKinnon

    I liked and followed

  375. Nichole McKinnon

    Watched how to make anything chalkboard…..I want to do this in the family room!!!!

  376. Tim

    I watched Replacing a Thermostat. I need to change out our old fashion thermostat and it looks easy!

  377. Teresa

    I watched how to make anything magnetic. I didn’t know that you can use any type of paint over the top and it still is magnetic!

  378. Kiara

    I watched How to Paint an Exterior Door.
    austma7@aol.com

  379. Ellen b

    tip – have everything you need before you start your project

  380. Ellen b

    I watched stain a deck

  381. PAIGE CHANDLER

    I follow on G+

  382. PAIGE CHANDLER

    I watched “Stain A Deck”

  383. Margaret Smith

    I’m a google + follower (Margaret Smith)

  384. Margaret Smith

    I watched the video on How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

  385. Elena

    Follow you on Google+ as Elena Istomina

  386. Elena

    I watched “How to update a piece of furniture “

  387. heather

    DIY tip – use Frog Tape (masking tape) for painters when painting inside. This tape will prevent bleeding and give perfectly straight lines.

  388. Isaias Anaya Jr

    I watched the video “Stain a Deck” and you made it look easy

  389. heather

    I watched the video “Stain a Deck” very informative.

  390. Mami2jcn

    I follow you on Google Plus as Mary F.

  391. Mami2jcn

    I watched how to make anything a chalkboard.

  392. Amanda Sakovitz

    I’m following Follow FTM on Google Plus as Amanda Sakovitz

  393. Amanda Sakovitz

    DIY tip: when painting use strips on the wall to cover sections that dont need to be painted. I learned the hard way and had paint splatter on my closet doors from not covering them up.

  394. Amanda Sakovitz

    I watched how to Install a Security Light

  395. Debra Guillen

    Follow FTM on Google Plus

  396. Debra Guillen

    tip: to find a leak in bike tire hold it under water and the leak will bubble

  397. marci

    How to paint stripes on a wall.

  398. Debra Guillen

    Watched “Winterize a Window”

  399. Katherine

    Following on Google+ kathypersons

  400. Katherine

    How to install a security light

  401. Jen B

    Watched How to Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture…always wanted to know how to do this myself!!

  402. Linda G.

    Replace a ceiling fan. thanks!

  403. brandy

    Replacing a ceiling fan. I have done this 3 times already.

  404. Adrienne gordon

    I watched How to Paint Stripes on a Wall.

  405. Chrystal D

    I like the one that shows you how to replace a deadbolt. It looks like it will be easy to do!

  406. Brenda Gaines

    diy tip: pay someone else to do it LOL i tried painting my backporch by myself…it was a disaster

  407. Brenda Gaines

    i follow on google+ as Brenda G

  408. Brenda Gaines

    i watched paint an accent wall

  409. Amber

    I follow you on Google+, I’m Amber Gibson

  410. Amber

    My tip is to let the kids get involved in color choice and decorating their own room!

  411. Lynda E

    Replacing a ceiling fan, which we have to do.

  412. Amber

    I watched the “Paint an Accent Wall” video and found it really help and inspiring since we’re thinking about redecorating the kids’ rooms!

  413. kate

    My DIY tip – have more painters tape than you think you need. You’ll end up using it!

  414. kate

    I watched how to paint a room

  415. christal c

    follow on google+ christal willdebbie

  416. christal c

    My tip-Store paint brushes with paint on them in the refrigerator if you need to take a break from painting

  417. christal c

    I watched how to paint a garage floor

  418. I follow you on Google+ as Kelly Rogers.

  419. I joined the FB Group, Kelly G. Rogers.

  420. Tim

    I keep forgetting what wires are what when replacing fixtures. That video along with the security light one were rather helpful. Thank you.

  421. I watched the Replace A Light fixture.

  422. Stacy

    I follow on facebook

  423. Stacy

    I watched the How to Paint a Room video

  424. Pam

    I watched the WalMart “How to Install a Security Light” video. Perfert timing, we need to replace our old one.

  425. Jolene Pence

    I follow FTM on facebook.

  426. Jolene Pence

    DIY tips, for an easy room update, change throw pillows and accent throws each season, it gives the room a fresh update with no work!

  427. Jolene Pence

    Watched how to make anything a chalkboard, great idea!

  428. Kristen

    DIY tip: Make sure you have all the supplies you need before you start so you don’t have to make multiple trips to the store.

  429. Kristen

    I follow on facebook (Matt ‘n Kristen)

  430. Kristen

    Watched “Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light”

  431. Kate Sessinger Coleman

    I follow FTM on FB everyday:)

  432. Christy Anderson

    I like FTM on facebook!

  433. Christy Anderson

    DIY tip: Repaint walls and old furniture to update it and give it a new life!

  434. Christy Anderson

    We recently bought a house so all these videos will come in handy at some point. I watched How to Install a Light Fixture b/c we are about to change out some in our home.

  435. Tanya

    I watched: how to make anything Magnetic

  436. Hannah L

    I follow you on facebook

  437. Hannah L

    My DIY tip: When you paint a room in your house, you can buy a little jar of the paint that has a paint roller attached. Keep this for touchups when you have to repair a wall or remove a picture frame, etc.

  438. Hannah L

    I watched “Repair a Running Toilet”

  439. Camiele

    I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

  440. Camiele

    Making your own distilled water is a sinch!

  441. Camiele

    I watched How to Paint Stripes on a Wall.

  442. Heather Z

    Use primer before painting if you are not going to buy paint that has primer in it.

  443. Heather Z

    I watched the how to install a security light.

  444. Ali VK

    I like ftm on facebook.

  445. Ali VK

    Do it yourself! Make your own granola, then you know what is being put into it.

  446. Ali VK

    I watched “How to make anything a chalkboard” and boy do I ever want a chalkboard on my wall…

  447. Thabal

    Follow your facebook group.

  448. Thabal

    Ikea hack is the one of the best DIY for furniture, we buy the rast kind and upgrade it. This is what we did last month: http://designmanifest.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-rast-hack.html

  449. Thabal

    Just saw ‘How to Make Anything Magnetic’, forwarded the link to hubby, will be doing it. Thanks for the linking us to these simple projects.

  450. Tamara

    Following FTM on Google Plus (as Tamara G). Thanks!

  451. Tamara

    I watched the video: How to Make Anything a Chalkboard. I actually have some chalkboard paint already, and would love to create some new items around the house with chalkboard surfaces.

    Great giveaway! THANKS!

  452. Amanda

    I already follow you on FB group and Google.

  453. Amanda

    My DIY tip is to create a natural looking lamp or vase, use thick brown tie-down ropes or any shade of a thick yarn and wrap the the lamp base or vase from top to bottom. Use small dabs of hot glue to ensure the rope sticks to the object.

  454. Amanda

    I watched how to paint stripes on a wall.

  455. Sharon

    I follow you on Google+

  456. Sharon

    I watched “How to paint a room”

  457. Stacey B

    Following via google+ as Stacey Bic

  458. Stacey B

    My do it yourself tip is to use a stud finder when hanging heavy wall pics/decor

  459. Stacey B

    I watched the “paint an accent wall” video

  460. shannon oelrich

    my do it yourself tip is to make your own laundry soap. It works just as good and it is sooooooo much cheaper.

  461. Laura Johnston

    DIY tip: I use Lestoil for my husbands grease and oil stained work clothes. They come out great every time!!!

  462. shannon oelrich

    I like you on facebook

  463. shannon oelrich

    How to install a security light

  464. Laura Johnston

    I watched “how to install a security light”. I seriously think that I can do that by myself :)

  465. Janice K

    I’m part of your FB group

  466. Janice K

    White Erasers work great to get crayons marks off of walls. So much more effective than soap and water.

  467. Janice K

    I watched “Make Anything a Chalkboard”

  468. Ysenia Ramirez

    I follow you on facebook!

    ysenia n fernando ramirez

  469. Ysenia Ramirez

    I watched How to install a Security light.

  470. kisha cotton

    I follow ftm on fb!

  471. kisha cotton

    My diy tip is u can purchase fabric can restore your ottoman by stapling it to the bottom! Looks nice and very cheap

  472. Kisha Cotton

    I watched how to repair a running toilet

  473. Deanna G.

    I follow FTM on Google+. (Deanna Cali)

  474. Deanna G.

    Watched “How to Replace an Outlet or Switch.”

  475. Nanda

    I watched, “Home: Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture”

  476. Terry

    My tip is don’t scrimp and try to save on not using painters tape when you
    paint a room…you end up making a mess and spend way too much time cleaning up.

  477. Terry

    I watched “how to winterize a window”.

  478. Kaila

    To prevent air from leaking in your doors add on weather stripping instead of the hassle of rehanging it.

  479. Kaila

    I watched “How to Restore a Mailbox”

  480. lynette

    Follow on fb

  481. Deb

    I watched how to caulk a window. I have been working on a large one with many panes. I must say that although my hubby might have seen the tool that they show to remove the old caulk, I had not. Pretty cool. I recently started using the tool to smooth the caulk. I sometimes still use my finger, but messy. :-)

    I have been following for the mommas on facebook and appreciate it. Thank you.

    My tip I just used this week. We are moving my mother into a new nursing home. I already liked the arrangement of the various pictures i did at her last home. I left the nails in place while i held a sheets of taped together newspaper (the shiny ads shouldn’t get ink all over you or the walls – you can use gift wrap also if you haven’t anything else) over the area and used a marker to mark where i had the nails. When we moved, someone help the newspaper where I wanted the pictures to go and i hammers the small nails on the mark. Then tear away the paper and the arrangement easily hangs exactly as you had it. You can also use this idea to arrange the pictures before you hang by placing the pictures on the floor or a bed with face down. Now lay the paper over and mark where they will hang. So easy.

  482. Jennifer V

    My advice is to read the directions through several times before beginning your project.

  483. Jennifer V

    I watched “How to Winterize a Window”. Thanks!

  484. Amy

    Two tips:
    (1) Ask someone who has done it before (or something similar) to help.
    (2) Seriously consider that sometimes the money spent to hire someone is worth it (read: living among do-it-yourself major project to house for months and months and months. Had we paid someone, the project would be done and our lives would be back. We are “paying” much more by DIYing it).

  485. Amy

    How to Make a Dry Erase Surface. Would love to try that now! They make it sound so easy.

  486. Rachel

    I use painters tape behind my pictures to keep them straight on the wall.

  487. Rachel

    I watched – “How to paint a room”

  488. Kelly D

    I follow you on G+(Kelly D)

  489. Kelly D

    My DIY tip is: for paiting very talls walls ( I recently painted my Great Room), purchase an extension pole & the paint roller screws onto the top. This allows you to reach 10-20 feet without even climbing on a ladder.

  490. I followed FTM

  491. Kelly D

    I watched “How to Repair a Running Toilet” video

  492. My DIY : We purchased textured paint at a higher rate, however was told that all you need is regular paint and some spackling and mix,,, we are going to try next time, hoping that it saves some money!

  493. I watched “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard” – seems super easy and my kids would love it

  494. Marley

    I watched “make anything a chalkboard”.

  495. Ryann

    DIY: make a paste out of salt and baking soda and a toothbrush to clean cookie sheets that have tough grease baked on

  496. Ryann

    I follow FTM on Facebook

  497. Ryann

    I watched “make a dry erase surface”

  498. Tabitha Pyle

    i watched the how to install a security light.

  499. Bobbi Ferrandino

    I watched how to change an outlet. The house we bought needs a billion things updated. Including the paneling and outlets. Thanks for sharing Walmart and FTM. I plan on watching them all.

  500. Wendy Hunter

    I watched “How to make a Dry Erase Surface”

  501. Sara

    My DIY tip: easily change the look of your chairs by recovering seats with a little fabric and a staple gun.

  502. Sara

    Already follow FTM on FB. :)

  503. Susan

    I follow FTM on FB!

  504. Susan

    I watched “How to Repair a Wall”.

  505. Sara

    I watched How to Paint an Exterior Door.

  506. Maria

    DIY tip: Always buy a little more of everything than you think you will need. Driving back to the store costs time and money in gas.

  507. Maria

    I follow you on Facebook.

  508. Susan

    I already like FTM on FB.

  509. Susan

    DIY tip: Dirty Walls, we use vinegar to clean it.

  510. Maria

    I watched “How to Install a Towel Bar”

  511. Susan

    I watched How to Fix a Wall.

  512. Sonia B

    I follow you on Facebook.

  513. Sonia B

    Tip: My Hubby showed me how to save on paint brushes. Place them (still wet) in plastic bags and tie them in between painting jobs. This way they won’t dry out and you don’t have to buy new ones until the job’s complete or you use a different color.

  514. KRISTA P

    I follow FTM on Fb and love it

  515. KRISTA P

    I watched how to winterize a window!

  516. michelle lim

    my DIY tip.. I put a big rubber band up and down around my paint can while painting. it is a great place to wipe the extra paint off your paintbrush when you dip it in to paint!!!

  517. Sonia B

    I watched How to Make Anything a Chalkboard. My kids would love this in their room.

  518. Beth

    I watched “How to install a security Light”

  519. michelle lim

    i follow you on facebook!!

  520. michelle lim

    i watched how to winterize a window

  521. Ashley Rupp

    I watched “How to make anything magnetic”.

    A DIY tip that I have learned as a homeowner is using Downy fabric softener mixed with water in a spray bottle to remove old wallpaper.

    I follow you on Facebook. I love For The Mommas!!

  522. Amy

    I watched How to Winterize a Window.

  523. My DIY tip: Start all projects early in the day. You have the most energy then and you’ll have plenty of time to watch that DIY video again and/or run to the store again if need be.

  524. I watched “How to install a security light.” I’m going to suggest my daughter and son-in-law get one of these. This would actually work in the homeowner’s favor, since they sometimes come home with groceries in the evening — the light will come on as they approach the front door.

  525. Stephanie

    How to Make anything a chalkboard!

  526. Wrap your paintbrushes tightly in plastic bags between uses (assuming you are using them again within the next day) to avoid washing them out.

  527. Follow your FB Group

  528. Watched “How to Make Anything Magnetic”

  529. Followed FTM on Google Plus!!

  530. My tip for winterizing a window would be use a hair dryer to shrink the wrap!!!

  531. Watched “Winterizing a Window”!

  532. Tiffani Jade

    A couple tips I’ve picked up are…when painting, instead of cleaning the brushes between coats you can you can wrap them in plastic wrap to keep them moist. I’ve also heard baby oil helps get paint off your skin.

  533. Maralea

    I’m a member of your Facebook group.

  534. Maralea

    Prep the area you are painting by taping off and laying a drop cloth and always paint the edges first with a paintbrush.

  535. Tiffani Jade

    I’m a member of your Facebook group.

  536. Maralea

    I watched “How to paint an accent wall”

  537. Tiffani Jade

    I watched the video on making a dry erase board surface.

  538. Sara

    I watched how to install a security light

  539. Lisa Brown

    A DIY Tip: Be sure to tape off areas around a wall that you do not want painted and to remove the tape while the paint is still wet or you may pull off paint when you remove the tape if it is dry.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  540. Lisa Brown

    I watched “How to Paint a Room”
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  541. Shirley Stewart

    I follow forthemommas on facebook

  542. Shirley

    My tip is that I will look threw alot of magazines and when I find a room or bedding or even a table setting I tear it out and keep it in a folder along with my coupon binders. And when I goto a store and they have a clearance section I look at my pages and see if something will work.

  543. Shirley

    I watched how to install a security light.

  544. deb c

    follow FTM on google+-deb coyle

  545. deb c

    My tip is when painting, if you don’t finish in one day, put the paint brush or roller in a zip lock back and store in the freezer(that way you don’t have to clean it). The next day take out of freezer a half hour before you are ready to use. Saves a lot of cleaning time.

  546. deb c

    I watched the How to Paint a Garage Floor video.

  547. Amber

    Already “like” FTM on FB :)

  548. Amber

    My tip… do it right the first time. Don’t rush. It is worth it to do a job well and right.

  549. Amber

    Watched the ‘How to Make Anything a Chalkboard’ video. I want to do it!

  550. Candice

    My tip is to use the Internet! I can’t even count how many DIY projects we were able to complete with the tips, tutorials, and videos available online.

  551. Candice

    I follow you on Facebook.

  552. Candice

    I watched the ‘how to paint a room’ video.

  553. Sherron

    I watched how to winterize your windows. I learned something new today and it was easy!

  554. Jen

    I follow FTM on facebook :)

  555. melissa

    My tip: take your time and don’t rush. It pays off in the end!

  556. Jen

    DIY Tip: Make sure the RIGHT breaker is off, and test to make sure all power is off to the light before actually touching the wires. My husband’s uncle zapped himself putting in lights for us, thinking that he had the correct breaker turned off…when he didn’t.

  557. melissa

    watched “make anything a chalkboard.”

  558. Angie

    Joined the facebook group!

  559. Angie

    For all of you painting your walls, try using a rubber band around your can when open, top to bottom in the center. When you “wipe” off your paint brush’s excess paint use the rubber band, saves from a messy can! Also prevents from your top from sticking when you put it back on!

  560. Jen

    I watched, “Home: Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture”

  561. Angie

    I watched how to install a security light, very informative!

  562. LaTanya

    I follow FTM on Google Plus

  563. LaTanya

    I watched how to paint a room video

  564. My DIY tip…always measure twice, cut once!

  565. Heather G.

    I follow Passion for Savings on fb. :)

    • Heather G.

      I also follow Passion for Savings on Google+.

  566. Heather G.

    Tip: Don’t be afraid to mess up. Sometimes your projects won’t turn out the way you want them to. However, practice makes perfect and often a project can be redone to fix it!

  567. I follow on goggle +

  568. We watched How to Make Anything Magnetic.

  569. Heather G.

    I watched the “How to Make a Dry Erase Surface”. I am so excited about this video. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’m going to Walmart to pick up my stuff today!

  570. Brenda Faulkner

    DIY tip – use your used dryer sheets as dust cloth.

  571. Brenda Faulkner

    Loved the making anything a chalkboard!

  572. Jill B

    My tip would be buy paint that has primer already in it. It saves steps, time and effort. It may cost a little more but it’s worth the time saved.

  573. Jill B

    I watched the paint an exterior door one. This is something I need to do soon!

  574. DAWN

    My biggest tip is try and research before you start a project of you are not sure what you are doing.

  575. Jessie C.

    My tip is to start small if you’re a DIY starter.

  576. DAWN

    I watched the paint a room video!

  577. Jessie C.

    Follow FTM on Google Plus

  578. Jessie C.

    Watched “How to Paint an Accent Wall”

  579. Samantha C.

    I follow on facebook.

  580. Samantha C.

    I watched how to replace a ceiling fan.

  581. Nitza

    I follow FTM Group on Facebook! Can’t miss the daily deals you guys post…thanks!

  582. Nitza

    One of the bad things about winter is the draft that comes into the house through the windowa and doors, making your heater costs very expensive. I always wonder about how the plastic in the windows can help with that. I just watched the video “How to Winterize a Window” and it seems pretty easy. I believe next time I stop at Walmart will be looking for the Duck Window Kit to try this DIY proyect. Thanks :)

  583. Patricia

    Tip – If unsure how to do something on my own I always enter the info into a search engine to get tips from others who have done it. Technology really helps!

  584. Patricia

    I watched How To Make Anything A Chalkboard. Had no idea Wal-Mart had this info.

  585. Heather

    I try to do alot of my own projects. I about to try to stain my deck.

  586. Pat

    I watched “How to Install a Water Filtration System.”

  587. Watched “How to Make Anything Magnetic” — I had no idea there was such a thing as magnetic paint!

  588. I hope I win!

    1). I watched Paint an Accent Wall
    2). Find a Key Fast: File a notch in a frequently used key’s top to locate it without looking through the whole set.
    3). I am following the FTM Facebook Group

    :-)

  589. One DIY tip that was shared with me back in college: using white toothpaste to fill small holes in the walls.

  590. Following you on G+

  591. angela yarborough

    I follow you on FB.
    I watched the video: How To Make Anything Magnetic.
    DIY Tip: Organization, orginzation, orginization!!! I have learned to plan ahead and have everything needed and laid out ready to go. And plan to have it days ahead. Because it never fails that I am always missing something….and there is nothing worse than having to stop in the middle of my project and run to the store.

  592. Linda Levine

    I follow you on FB

  593. Linda Levine

    I watched how to make How to Make a Dry Erase Surface

  594. Colleen Y

    DIY tip: Just try it and start small. Take your time and don’t let yourself get frustrated!

  595. Brooke

    Since I need to this soon, I watched the “how to replace an outlet” video.

  596. Colleen Y

    paint an accent wall

  597. Sarah

    DIY tip: Think outside the box when creating things, many times you don’t need an item made for that specific task. Not using specialty items can help with the cost on a project. Also using something different for the task will give your job a unique look.

  598. Sarah

    I follow you on Google+

  599. Sarah

    I follow you on Facebook

  600. Sarah

    Watched: How to paint an Exterior Door

  601. Meghan T

    Tip: When painting, nail a few holes in the inside rim to have the paint drain back into the
    bucket.

    Second tip: Make sure you have everything you need to do your project BEFORE you start, LOL!

  602. Meghan T

    I already like you on FB, but joined the FB group too!

  603. Meghan T

    I watched How to Change a Deadbolt, since it’s something I need to do! :)

  604. Karen

    I watched “How to make anything a chalkboard”

  605. chinnu jeeva rajan

    am a facebook fan

  606. chinnu jeeva rajan

    DIY: if ur wall is too high to place a photo or something, u can use chair to get in

  607. chinnu jeeva rajan

    i watched
    How to Install a Security Light

  608. Christie

    I watched how to repair a hole in wall.

  609. heather

    DIY tip: When hanging something on the wall, place a gob of toothpaste where the nail is sop. to go and then lay it against the wall the way you would like it to look once it is hung. Take the picture off and hammer a nail on the toothpaste marks on wall.

  610. heather

    Already a follower on FB :)

  611. heather

    watched How To Make Anything A Chalkboard.

  612. ERIN

    I follow you on facebook

  613. ERIN

    I watched the how to make anything a chalkboard

  614. Erin

    Watched the “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard” video.

  615. Shannon

    I watched “How to change an outlet or light switch”

  616. Sharon I.

    I’m a Facebook fan.

  617. Sharon I.

    DIY tip – have someone watch your kids while you’re attempting any types of repairs!

  618. Watched “How to Paint Stripes on a Wall” :-)

  619. I follow FTM on Facebook!

  620. Shar

    Use a fine tooth comb to hold a nail while hammering. No more spashed fingers or thumbs.

  621. DIY Tip: when hanging pictures put a dab of toothpaste on the frames where you need to put a nail and then put the frame next to the wall so the toothpaste rubs off and then you know exactly where to put your nail!

  622. Shar

    Watched ” how to update a piece of furniture “

  623. Sharon I.

    I watched How to Repair a Running Toilet.

  624. Elaine

    I watched the “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard” video.

  625. I really enjoyed learning how to make a dry erase surface… this just might be the perfect project for my daughter’s ikea table!

  626. Amber M.

    I watched the one on how to make anything a chalkboard.

  627. Amber M.

    I follow on facebook.

  628. Shar

    I follow you on facebook.

  629. liz

    I follow your facebook group.

  630. I follow FTM on facebook

  631. Anonymous

    Fan on FB, watched the “How to use rubber bands to remove screw” (boy was THAT helpful!!!!) and my DIY tip is: for a quick and cheap facelift in a room consider contact paper. It is self adhesive, easy to manage and really changes the look of a room quickly! I have used this in kitchens where you get grease buildup over time and it makes a huge difference.

  632. liz

    I watched the video on “how to make anything magnetic”

  633. I watched make anything a chalkboard

  634. Cathy

    I watched the “How to Make Anything a Chalkboard” video.

  635. Michelle Washburn

    My D.I.Y is pretty simple, I am not great at fixing or installing. So my tip is , try it, if you can’t do it seek help from a family member or friend that can. This is something I can do myself!

  636. Laura

    I follow on facebook.

  637. Michelle Washburn

    I follow you on Google Plus rudy46n2@yahoo.com Michelle Washburn

  638. Laura

    I watched the one on how to make anything challboad.

  639. Jen

    I follow you on Google +

  640. Jennifer

    I followFTM on FB

  641. Jen

    I watched the How to Replace a Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture. Got a project in mind :)

  642. Jennifer

    Watched how to make anything a chalkboard :)

  643. Tiffane

    Liked FTM on FB!!!

  644. Angel Alexis

    I requested to join fb group and have been a fb fan.

  645. Tiffane

    DIY tip: Use a rubber band on stripped screws to get a grip with the screwdriver.

  646. Michelle Washburn

    Like FTM on Facebook, FB name michelle.washburn2

  647. Angel Alexis

    Watched “How to Paint Stripes on a wall”

  648. Michelle Washburn

    How to install a security light. Does not look as hard as I thought

  649. Lauren

    Like FTM on Facebook!

    • Lauren

      Oops! I also requested to join the group!

  650. Lauren

    Watched “How to make anything a chalkboard”!

  651. Tiffane

    Watched “How to install a Security Light”

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