The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.

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    Chef'n Mini Magnetic PepperBall & SaltBall Set
    hef'n Mini Magnetic PepperBall & SaltBall Set
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    12-IN Color Works Silicone Cook Spoon - Red
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    11-IN Color Works Silicone Large Spatula - Red
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    Rabbit Wine Pourer with Rubber Stopper
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    Table De Paris Beverage Napkins
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    Mud Pie Circa Dip Set
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    Small Galvanized Planter
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    Ball & McCormick Salsa Mix
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    Ball & McCormick Pickle Mix
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    Recipes from a Kitchen Garden Cookbook
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    Mini 4-in-1 Soil Tester
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    Orchard 7-IN Bypass Pruner
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    Orchard Stainless Steel Wool Hand Transplanter
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    Laura Ashley Hat - Kimono
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    Laura Ashley All-Weather Garden Gloves - Daisy
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    Laura Ashley Garden Bag - Daisy
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    0.14-L Really Useful Box 6-CT
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    12-OZ Krylon Stained Glass Spray Paint - Cranberry Red
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    4-OZ Krylon Spray Glitter - Glistening Gold
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Chrome
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss White
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss Black
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    3-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint - Leaf Green
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    1-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Brush on Paint - Ocean Blue
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    Aleene's Tacky Glue Pens 2-PK
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    4-PC General Purpose Artist Brush Set
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    9-L Really Useful Box Clear
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    Surebonder High Temp Full Size Glue Gun
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    Elmer's Craftbond Spray Adhesive
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    12-OZ Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint - Sea Foam
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    20-YD Scotch Expressions Masking Tape - Chalkboard
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    Chalkboard Fancy Stickers 6-CT
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    Chalkboard Tags and Twine
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    Fiskars Folding Traveling Scissors (TSA Compliant!)
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    10-YD Scotch Duct Tape - Dottie
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    Washi Glitter Tape - Gold
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    Traeger'Que BBQ Sauce
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    Traeger Bamboo Cutting Board
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    Mission Grill Company Stainless Steel Bacon Grilling Rack​​​​
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    Mission Grill Company Deluxe Spatula Tongs
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    Mission Grill Company Reversible Rib and Roast Rack
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    Mission Grill Company Cast Iron Basting Set
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    Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grill Plank 2-PK
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    Flambeau Tote with Drawer
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    Zircon StudSensor SL
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    WD-40 8-OZ Lubricant with Smart Straw
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    6-IN Crescent Adjustable Wrench
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    25-FT Stanley LeverLock Measuring Tape
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    DEWALT® 6-IN Magnetic Drive Guide
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    Craftsman 22-PC Impact Drill and Driver Set
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    Johnson Powerful GripTight 9-IN Torpedo Level
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    Klein Tools 5-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver
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    Vaughan Straight Claw Double Duty 10-OZ Rip Hammer
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    64-OZ Brilliant Finish Car Wash
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    Wash Boss Bucket Organizer
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    Detailer's Choice Microfiber 11-PC Car Wash in a Box
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    Enviroscent Autostyx Airfresh 2-PC
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    23-OZ Rain-X Glass Cleaner
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    23-OZ Black Magic No Scrub Wheel Cleaner
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    Rubbermaid Pop Up Trash Can
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    22-OZ Griot's Garage Interior Detailer
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    5-GAL Orchard Heavy Duty White Bucket
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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.  

#MyOSHProject: Upcycled House Numbers Sign

It’s a Saturday. And as is often the case, you’re wondering what you can do to make your home a little more uniquely you. Something that will let you express yourself artistically in a single afternoon. Well, we’ve got just the project for you an upcycled house numbers sign. All it takes is some wood and screws to make a set of house/apartment numbers (or anything you like) for your home.

While you can absolutely head to your nearest hardware store and pick up everything you need for this project, this is also a great way to make use of material from past projects. Using scrap wood you may have around the home or anything you might be able to pick up in your neighborhood or at a local construction site or store (sometimes small businesses will be all too happy to get rid of pallets, for example) is a great way to make this project your own. Using different kinds of screws and nails you may have around the house can help achieve the same goal, giving your sign a unique and eclectic look. Of course, if you want to achieve a more uniform and cleaner appearance, using new material is the perfect way to do that. Either way, the steps are the same, so let’s get started.

What you’ll need for the Upcycled House Numbers Sign:

Step 1

Prepare the wood. Cut it to the desired size, if necessary. If you picked up some stain or paint, now’s the time to apply it. There are many different kinds of stain, and each will work differently on different sorts of woods. Pine stains very differently from cherry, for example. If you have extra scrap wood of the same kind you’ll be using for the project, it’s a good idea to test it out on that first. If your chosen stain is a little too light or you just want to play around with different effects, you can apply multiple coats to give your wood a darker finish.

Step 2

Once the stain is dry, take your stencils and arrange them however you’d like your finished sign to look, then trace them with pencil so you can use the outlines as a guide. With the shapes outlined, take a ruler and make regular grid-like marks for where your screws will go. This will ensure a neat and attractive final product.

Step 3

If you’re using a small piece of wood or you’re planning to have your numbers close to the edges of the wood, it’s a good idea to pre-drill the holes for the screws you’ll be using. Using thin or dry wood, or drilling screws too close to the edges can cause the wood to split. If this happens, you can use wood glue along the split and hold it together with clamps to repair it. You can prevent the wood from splitting by drilling through the board with a bit that’s a little smaller than the screws you’ll be using. Providing a pre-drilled path for the screws makes it easier for them to enter the board, and by using a drill bit with a smaller diameter, you’ll ensure that there’s still plenty of wood for the threads of the screws to bite into. TIP: Use a Drive Guide to help steady the screwdriver!

Step 4

Begin screwing in your screws. If they require a special bit, make sure to use that to prevent any issues. By following the guide lines you drew back in step 2 and sinking them all to the same depth, you’ll ensure a uniform look.


With a little bit of careful planning and a leisurely weekend afternoon, you can create an unique set of address numbers for your home. Of course, you can make any kind of sign you like, or even use different colored screws and stain to recreate some of your favorite pieces of art.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you feel inspired, and of course, share the results of your creativity on social media using #MyOSHProject so we can applaud you!

#MyOSHProject: Make a Container Fountain in 7 Easy Steps

Potted container fountain.

Few things are more soothing than the sound of falling water. You can create your own fountain from almost any kind of outdoor-ready container. All you need is a few hours out of an afternoon, and a trip to your neighborhood Orchard Supply Hardware store.

What you’ll need:

Outdoor Ceramic Pottery

Outdoor Ceramic Pottery

Pond Boss® LIT Container Fountain Kit

Other items to consider:

Pond Boss® Pond and Stone Sealant, Safety Goggles, Original Mud® Gloves, 40-ft 16/3 Indoor/Outdoor Extension Cord, Western Hawk™ 12-Volt Drill Kit, Mission Concrete Products Cobble Top Paver, Pebble Rock or Water Plants

Instructions:

TIP: Clay pots will need to be water sealed. Spray the inside with 2 to 3 coats of the sealant. Be sure to let dry between coats.

  1. Select a spot. For convenience, choose a spot that has easy access to an electrical outlet for the pump. If the perfect place isn’t close to an outlet, don’t forget an extension cord.
  2. Pick a pot. The sky’s the limit here. Just make sure that it’s wide and deep enough to accommodate the pump.
  3.   Drill a hole in the bottom on the planter using the 1.24-in drill bit. This is for the pump cord.
  4. Place the pump inside the planter, running the cord through the freshly drilled hole.
  5. Use the rubber stopper on the cord to plug the hole.
  6. Fill your planter with water until the pump is fully submerged. The Pond Boss® is great because it lets you choose from several spray options.
  7. Plug in the pump and your serene scene is complete.

Pro Tips: Wear safety goggles while operating any electrical tool and place a paving stone under the planter to elevate it and allow the cord to move freely.

Now you’re ready to make your container fountain even more personal with decorative stones and water plants. Ask any Nursery associate for advice.

#Projectosh Nuts About Jewelry? Create Jewelry with Everyday Hardware

Sometimes hardware is just hardware. But in crafty hands it can become a necklace, bracelet, or any bolty-y bling you can think of. With more fasteners than you can imagine plus all the materials you’ll need in our store, you’ll have enough wearable hardware for any occasion.

Check out the styles we created here or explore our metallic treasure and let your imagination shine.

Hardware Chevron Necklace

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What You’ll Need:

  • 8-10 corner braces (Zinc and Plated Brass)
  • 32.5-ft twisted mason line.

Instructions:

  1. Stack desired amount of corner braces together. Thread a 4-ft line through both holes so that you’re left with an even length on each side.
  2. Tie a double knot at the top of the stack on each side so that the corner braces stay together snugly. Make sure at least a foot and a half of line remains on both sides.
  3. Tie the ends together in a secure knot (Make no more than two knots for optimal comfort). Cut off any excess length.

Hardware Hexnut Bracelet

Hexnut Bracelet

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 strands cut into 1-yd pieces
  • 18 small brass hex nuts

Instructions:

  1. Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. Begin braiding in the nuts around 1-in down.
  2. Before you bring the far left strand over the middle one, slip on a nut, push it against the base of the braid, and cross over.
  3. Before bringing far right strand over middle one, slip on another nut, push it against base of braid and cross over. Remember to hold thumb against base of braid to keep nuts in place. Repeat step 2.
  4. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. Thread, cross, thread, cross. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided twine and a knot.

Tip: Add some extra bling with a quick coat of gold spray paint.

Before braiding, place nuts on an old newspaper and coat once with spray can. Let nuts dry, flip them over, and repeat.