Sharing how we made this handmade rustic DIY wooden tool box for free out of pallet wood in just 1 hour! Because it is made of pallet wood, it can be used to decorate with indoors or outdoors year round.
I have always loved the look of vintage wooden tool boxes decorated for the holidays especially in the fall. Since we had no wooden tool caddy of our own I asked Jason to help me make one!
I wanted our DIY wooden tool box to have a rustic, weathered, vintage look so we decided to use pallet wood because pallet projects are just the best!
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DIY – How to Make a Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating
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I am sharing our new wooden tool box as part of a Fall DIY blog hop and tso be sure to check out ALL the DIY fall projects at the bottom of this post!
Supplies & Tools Needed to Make a DIY Wooden Tool Box
- pallet wood
- miter saw
- pin or finish nailer
- 6 Quart Size Ball or Mason Jars to fit inside the Tool Box & decorate for the holidays
Instructions for How to Make a DIY Wooden Tool Box Step by Step
Our Pallet Wood Tool Box is 25″ long by 6.5″ deep by 11″ high
Step ONE – Take Apart your Pallet
The first thing we did was break apart the pallet so we could use the boards for creating the DIY wooden tool box.
For tips for how to safely take apart a pallet, (check it out HERE)
Step TWO – Cutting the Pallet Wood Boards
One the boards were off of the pallet, Jason cut them into 5 pieces.
One for the bottom, two matching sides and two end pieces.
Step THREE – Nail the Pallet Wood Boards Together
Using a pin nailer, he nailed the boards together.
Step FOUR – Adding a Handle to the Wooden Tool Box
He then cut a thin strip of wood to nail to the top of the wooden tool box.
Step FIVE – Sanding the Wooden Tool Box
Lastly, He sanded down the wooden tool box lightly to keep the texture of the wood.
Decorating the Pallet Wood Tool Box with Flowers
I love the look of the yellow mums in our tool box for fall.
Once our new wooden tool box was done, I had a lot of fun decorating with it inside & out all year round!
And you can switch out the decor or flowers year round to match whatever season or holiday you want to highlight!
I like the look of it so much I had a mini photo shoot all for the love of a wooden tool box. 🙂
Decorating our Wooden Tool Box for Fall
Our new wooden tool caddy is the perfect size at 25″ by 6.5″ by 11″ to add 6 mason jars to.
I added some yellow mums from our garden to add a pop of color to our table.
I also think Apples look really pretty in the tool box to decorate for Fall too!
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to make a DIY wooden tool box for your home.
by Tara Lehman
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Welcome to our Monthly Creative Blog Hop!
This month it’s all about Fall DIY Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!
Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester
Sarah @ Twelve On Main | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Lynn @ Nourish And Nestle | Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush
Toni @ Small Home Soul | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins
Grab some Fall Inspiration
Fall Decorating Ideas from our Farmhouse (HERE)
I love this! And its so versatile! You can use it year round!
Thank you so much Amanda! I am really excited to decorate our wooden tool box through every season 🙂
That turned out so perfect that at first glance I thought it was an antique box. You did a great job building it and the yellow flowers really pop, what a beautiful contrast.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our DIY wooden tool box Toni!
Thank you for sharing your great wooden tool box. I have some scrap wood in the shop right now that just might be calling out to be transformed into one of these wooden boxes. Thank you for the inspiration.
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my wooden tool box Tammy! I do hope you will try and make one of your own :).
Tara, I love this diy tool box!! Great tutorial! This can be used in so many different ways!
Oh Tara, you did (well Jason did) sucha a fantastic job on that box…it looks perfectly old…great idea to use the pallet wood.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Ha, yes Jason did do a great job. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about our wooden tool box Lynn!
Tara your caddy turned out so awesome!! I love it with all the apples in too!! So clever!!
Thanks so much Sam! I love decorating with apples in the fall 🙂
This wooden caddy is awesome! Love how is easy it is to make, I think maybe even I could make it!!! Thanks for joining our tour!
I think you could definitely make our wooden tool box Janine! Thanks so much for all your hard work putting this fall hop together 🙂
The size of this wooden caddy is wonderful, I love how long it is. Thank you for the tutorial. Pinning.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our wooden tool box Leanna!
I love this cute farmhouse rustic project! And it looks like it’s easy enough I might even be able to do this! Thanks for this awesome idea!
xoxo Jodie & Julie
You could totally make this wooden tool box! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Oh my, I am so in love with this wooden caddy. I’ve always wanted one and would love to try and make one as well. It’s simply stunning and the perfect decor element.
I do hope you will try to make your own wooden caddy Carolann and hank you so much for your sweet comments about it!
Tara, that’s gorgeous and I especially love it with the apples!!
It looks so pretty and perfect for Fall Tara, love the apples in it!
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out our wooden tool caddy Katrin!
Your ideas are great – I love the wooden tool caddy
Thank you so much Bess! We are really happy with how our wooden tool box turned out 🙂