It’s rare to get very low temperatures where I live, but last winter the temperature was low enough to freeze and burst pipes. After thawing my pipes, I needed outdoor faucet covers fast, but the hardware store was sold out. With an empty drink mix container as the base, I was able to make comparable faucet covers from items I had around the house. It takes about 10 minutes to make each cover.
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Outdoor Faucet Cover in a Hurry
Make a custom garden-faucet cover from common household items.