DIY As Seen On TV
A review of As Seen On TV products and DIY substitutions. This comes from Steve Noviello's segment on Fox morning news, March 27, 2013. Add your own DIY ideas on this project or create your own.
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    site name:  myfox8.com
    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 12:42 PM
    Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself MyFOX8.com

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  myfox8.com
    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 12:46 PM
    Ice Cream Ball maker

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  amazon.com
    page title:  Amazon.com: YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker: Sports & Outdoors
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 12:47 PM
    Amazon.com: YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker: Sports & Outdoors

    Amazon.com: YayLabs Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball Ice Cream Maker: Sports & Outdoors

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    site name:  myfox8.com
    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 12:59 PM
    Wonder Hanger with can tabs

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  onlyhangers.com
    page title:  Metal Wonder Hangers |
    added by:  Kyle May
    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:00 PM
    Metal Wonder Hangers |

    Metal Wonder Hangers
    Set of (4) Strong Chrome Steel Hangers per box.
    Works well with Plastic, Wood or Metal Hangers.
    Measures 10-1/4L x 3/4W
    Holds (6) Hangers

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    site name:  ebay.com
    page title:  Simoniz fix it! For Wood As Seen On TV FAST ACTION 2 BOTTLES LIGHT WOOD AND DARK on eBay!
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:06 PM
    Simoniz fix it! For Wood As Seen On TV FAST ACTION 2 BOTTLES LIGHT WOOD AND DARK on eBay!

    Find Simoniz fix it! For Wood As Seen On TV FAST ACTION 2 BOTTLES LIGHT WOOD AND DARK and a huge selection of other items on eBay.com.

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    Fix It For Wood

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  facebook.com
    page title:  Steve Noviello - Dallas, TX - Journalist | Facebook
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    Steve Noviello - Dallas, TX - Journalist | Facebook

    Steve Noviello, Dallas, TX. 13,054 likes · 1,794 talking about this.

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    site name:  bedbathandbeyond.com
    page title:  Perfect Tortilla Party Pack Pan Set - 2 Pack - Bed Bath & Beyond
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:22 PM
    Perfect Tortilla Party Pack Pan Set - 2 Pack - Bed Bath & Beyond

    Shop for Perfect Tortilla Party Pack Pan Set - 2 Pack at Bed Bath & Beyond. Also shop for . Get a crispy, restaurant-style tortilla bowl at home without the grease, fat or frying. Use these tortilla pans to shape, bake and create delicious tortilla bowls

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    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    Perfect tortilla

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:31 PM
    Eurosealer

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  amazon.com
    page title:  Amazon.com: Euro Sealer Battery Operated: Kitchen & Dining
    added by:  Kyle May
    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:31 PM
    Amazon.com: Euro Sealer Battery Operated: Kitchen & Dining

    Amazon.com: Euro Sealer Battery Operated: Kitchen & Dining

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    site name:  myfox8.com
    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:44 PM
    ice cream ball DIY 2

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    can tab

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    walnut oil in scratch

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    site name:  myfox8.com
    page title:  Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself | MyFOX8.com
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    oversize muffin tin

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:49 PM
    tortilla bowls

    Millions of "As Seen On TV" products are sold each year, but there's no need to spend extra money when you may already have the tools to get the job done in your own house.

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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 01:51 PM
    cut plastic bottle top

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    added on:  March 27, 2013, 02:00 PM
    cap seals bag

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    page title:  Steve Noviello - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
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    Steve Noviello - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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    page title:  Keri Bellacosa
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    Keri Bellacosa

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Steve Noviello Dallas journalist - money saving DIY advice for As Seen On TV products

This is from the March 27, 2013 Fox Morning News broadcast where Steve provided viewers with As Seen On TV products and DIY alternatives. Our local news anchor suggested he create a Pinterest page to provide this information.  We at CoKnown also thought it was a good idea to provide this info to our users. You can flip through the tabs on this project to see the different products and read the easy explanations about the DIY alternative or you can watch the segment video below (if the link still works when you see this). The beauty of this CoKnown project is that even if the video link eventually goes away, we'll keep the images and descriptions for your continued benefit. 

Also a big "Thanks" to MyFoxAustin Anchor Keri Bellacosa for her suggestion to create this type of project!

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Steve Noviello - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
Instead of spending money on ‘Seen on TV’ products, do it yourself MyFOX8.com
Steve Noviello - Dallas, TX - Journalist | Facebook
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Instead of buying the ice cream ball maker use one small and one large coffee can

Not sure why these Amazon prices have such a wide range for the ice cream maker, $185 seems a bit high. Nonetheless, Steve suggests that you can accomplish the same result, ie homemade ice cream, by using two different sized coffee cans.  You put all of your ingredients in the smaller can, close the lid and then put it inside the larger can with a bunch of ice.  You roll it around for a while and you've got yourself homemade ice cream made from items you might otherwise discard. If you don't clean out that smaller container you'll probably have yourself some coffee flavored ice cream!


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Using soda can tabs to create vertical hangers.

Like most of these suggestions we like this idea for its simplicity and reuse principles. Keep in mind that this DIY substitution doesn't easily allow you to put the hangers horizontally across a bar to load up your clothes. In any event, still a novel idea to put the can tab on the base of one hanger and then loop the hook of another hanger through the tab to create the vertical hanging structure, similar to the Wonder Hanger. Steve suggests using can tabs but I'm sure our CoKnown audience can come up with many different alternatives to the can tabs. Post your ideas in the comments below!


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Walnuts or more specifically walnut oil instead of Fix It! for Wood

The suggestion here is to use walnuts (though our household doesn't often have walnuts laying about) instead of using the Fix it! spray.  In the Fox video, a scratch is made on the wood surface and then a few pieces of walnut are rubbed vigorously along the scratch for a few seconds.  Apparently the oil from the walnut pieces masks the scratch.  Clever. 


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Muffin tin oversized or regular sized to make the perfect tortilla bowl

Instead of adding to the never ending collection of specialty cooking and baking tins you may have, use what you've probably already got on hand. Here the suggestion is to fold your tortilla into an oversized muffin tin to create a tortilla bowl. Alternately, what appears to work even better, use a regular muffin tin, flip the tin over and fold the tortilla between the muffin cups, bake your tortilla (presumably for the same ~5 minutes as the specialty product) and Bob's your uncle.


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Top from a plastic bottle instead of the Euro Sealer

For the plastic bag goodies that you have that don't have an imbedded resealer (ie ziplock) you can buy a Euro Sealer to reseal that pastic bag or you can use the top of a plastic bottle. Its a little hard to see from the still images of the video so allow me to explain a bit more. Cut the top of a plastic bottle (again, reusing so big thumbs up there) that will allow you to pull the bag up through the mouth of the bottle. I would guess 2 liter bottles wouldn't work too well as the mouth is too small. In this instance Steve uses what appears to be an approximately 16 oz Ocean Spray bottle. Once you cut the top off the bottle, take the cap off, feed the open end of the bag through the mouth of the bottle, pull the open edges of the bag around the mouth of the bottle and then put the cap back on.  This reseals the bag and your can open and close it again at your convenience. Not only does this reuse a potentially discarded product, but also doesn't require any batteries!