Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Have a DIY Christmas with Worx - Power Tool Giveaway

With the trend for a homemade Christmas, power tool firm Worx are asking us to take on the challenge of making a gift this yuletide.

Do you remember receiving a homemade present as a child?  I certainly do.  I remember the much-loved rag doll my mum made for me and the beautiful doll's house my dad toiled for hours in the freezing cold garage making me.  He'd crafted the doors and windows, the stairs and even wired it up so it had working lights.  I can't say I remember too many other gifts I got as a child, all those games and mass produced toys fade in my memory, but those two items which had taken hours and hours to painstakingly make will always be remembered.

Worx have come up with three projects, complete with comprehensive instructions and videos that you can make your child this year.  There's a simple pair of stilts, a pull-along wooden dog which is a little more challenging and for those who like to think big, there's plans for a doll's house.

We tackled the stilts and they really were straightforward, and took only about 10-15 minutes to assemble.  I love that you can customise or decorate them how you want, and I spent some time painting them for Ruby.

I'm so pleased with how they've turned out, what do you think?



We used the Worxsaw circular saw which has a very useful laser light, perfect for guiding your straight cuts.  It has adjustable saw cut depth and is powerful but so small and lightweight it can be used one handed.  Capable of cutting wood, tiles, brick, plasterboard and metal it's perfect for the hobby DIYer.


We also used the Worx Sonicrafter as a powerful and compact mini sander, but it has lots of other uses too including cutting pipes and removing tile grout.







The full details can be found on this video, and there's a link on the youtube with all the written instructions and dimensions.



Further projects can be found on the Worx channel.

To get you started, Worx are offering you the chance to win a Worx SD Cordless screwdriver.  Perfect for all those little DIY jobs round the house, or for crafting a Christmas gift of your own. It's pre-loaded with 6 different bits and the easy to operate slide action means you can flip from flat-head to Phillips quickly and easily.  It has a built in light making it perfect for those tricky jobs or working in poor light.


To be in with a chance of winning, complete the rafflecopter below before midnight on Sunday 21st December 2014.

Open to UK entrants only.  One winner will be selected at random.  The prize is supplied and fulfilled by Worx. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The prize is kindly supplied by Worx and we received the tools to complete the project outlined above.

109 comments:

  1. It would have to be shelving to sort out my messing paperwork and to-do items

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  2. A toy box to store all the pressies from Santa :)

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  3. i have been wanting to make a pallet christmas tree

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  4. Picture frames

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  5. I would build some troughs for the garden and plant Spring bulbs in them :)

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  6. An automatic get the bloody decorations down from the loft machine.

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  7. I'd make a display case for my new Worx SD cordless screwdriver

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  8. A new toy box for my baby boy x Would love to be considered x

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  9. A train track for my little boys toy trains

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  10. Bookshelves, you can never have too many!

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  11. I would like to make some signs for my house

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  12. a new spice rack !!! mine broke while i was putting up a shelf ! :) x

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  13. I'd make a driftwood christmas tree

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  14. Finally get the hubster sorting out my craft room, shelves, work tops the lot!

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  15. a small bookcase for all my granddaughters books

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  16. We need a wooden clothes prop rather urgently, as the ones you buy nowadays just snap in half!

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  17. I t would have to be building my mum plantabox I got her for Mothers day!

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  18. I would give it to my husband with an immediate request for some new shelves ( in almost every room ).

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  19. A rabbit hutch

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  20. I would love to be able to make my grandson a castle

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  21. already made a desk for the kids out of an old bunk bed

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  22. Gotta be a good old spice rack.

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  23. I made a bird table years ago, I think I would make a bird house this time.

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  24. I would love some new shelves. I've been saying that for ages, so it would be really good to actually get it done.

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  25. A mancave sign for my other half

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  26. A shelf for my sons mr men books! :)

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  27. A spice rack. I think I could manage that...just about.

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  28. I would install a cat flap for my daughter and her cat.

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  29. I want to make trellis and other stuff for my garden

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  30. Some form of jewellery display cabinet

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  31. A shed for the garden so I could get away from all the noise ( with a bottle of brandy of course )

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  32. I want to make an Advent calander with wood and small wicker baskets but I've had no time this year

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  33. I would like to make a wooden wreath for the door x

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  34. A spicerack for my wife, she has been nagging me for ages :)

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  35. Definitely a proper TV unit to replace my chipboard monstrosity.

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  36. I would start with something basic, and build a bird house. DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  37. A sander would be nice

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  38. some shelves by my bed would be great

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  39. I would build a toy cupboard for all my children's new toys. I have no idea where I will put them all yet! xx

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  40. i would like a shelf so i can put my books on they are still in boxes from when we moved in i would be able to do it myself with one of these i think....barbara madden

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  41. A Christmas tree bookend stand.

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  42. I'd make shelves to display our decorative items.

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  43. I'd make a nice, big, decorative box that I could tidy all my husband's "toys" (tools, teeny car bulbs, mags, books, bits of things) into at the end of the day. He's more untidy than any child on earth!

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  44. a book shelf and a garden bench

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  45. a memory box

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  46. i make a rainbow ladder for my little mans bunkbed , he loves mario and it would be like rainbow road to his bed

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  47. A candle holder centrepiece for the dining table

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  48. I would make a garden chair

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  49. some sort of memory box for my son

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  50. Some picture frames so I can give framed photo's of my son to his grandparents.

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  51. I would like to make a garage similar to what my dad made me when i was younger

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  52. A bird house/shelter for all the birds in our garden

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  53. A human christmas tree

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  54. A shed for the garden!
    @ukireland

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  55. My dad use to be a Carpenter so we always had a shed full of wood,he once made me a Go-Kart which i use to ride down several hill to school and leave it at my auntys. I would love to have the tools to make my grandson a similar go-kart

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  56. I would attempt a book case although I am not the best at things like this but I would attempt one. My book collecting keeps increasing at the moment and not enough places to put them at the moment

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  57. display cabinet for my kitchen

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  58. New shelves, to keep all our new books on!

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  59. picture frames

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  60. I am useless at DIY but I can do shelves and I need some so those¬!

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  61. I'll stick to DIY baking but I would love this for my hubby 3:)

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  62. A lovely stand for the Christmas tree

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  63. A toy box for my daughter

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  64. I am in desperate need of some shelves so they would be first.

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  65. Some lovely vintage wooden decor, i.e. frames, baubles, pictures x

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  66. A couple of Princess storage boxes for my granddaughters bedroom x

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  67. I would love to make my son a new bed. He has just outgrown his cot but we cant afford to buy a new bed at the moment.

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  68. Make something for my little boy's room, like a toy box!

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