DIY Pallet Wooden Tool Box for Farmhouse Decorating in Fall

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood - mums in the family room

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! 

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!

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating - #palletprojects https://lehmanlane.net

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)

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood - boards

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.

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood

Step THREE – Nail the Pallet Wood Boards Together

Using a pin nailer, he nailed the boards together.

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood - nailing the boards
DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood

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.

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood

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

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood - ball jars and yellow mums

I love the look of the yellow mums in our tool box for fall.

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood

Once our new wooden tool box was done, I had a lot of fun decorating with it inside & out all year round!

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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

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood - mums in the family room

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.

DIY Wooden Tool Box for Fall Decorating made from Pallet Wood

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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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.  #palletprojects #fallfarmhouse #farmhousedecorating #woodtoolbox https://lehmanlnae.net

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


DIY Fall Garland (HERE)

Fall Decorating Ideas from our Farmhouse (HERE)

Some More DIY Projects you Might Enjoy

DIY - Wood Pallet Shelf for Flowers - We created a wood pallet shelf to hold fresh flowers! It was a simple project to make and the best part it was completely FREE! #palletshelf #woodprojects #palletprojects #flowers https://lehmanlane.net
Learn how to make a simple velvet pumpkins for less than $2 each and in only 15 minutes! #diy #velvetpumpkins http://lehmanlane.net
7 Fall Mantel Decor Ideas from our Farmhouse - I am sharing our fall fireplace along with a 6 of my favorite fall mantel decor ideas from the past! #fall 3fallfarmhouse #fallmantel https://lehmanlane.net

Comments

  1. Hi Tara,
    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.

  2. 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.

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