We love a good DIY project, that’s part of the appeal of gardening as a hobby. But, how would you feel if you did your weeding and hoeing with tools you made from your own hands?
I think the feeling of accomplishment would be unmatched. Let’s take a look at a few items that can be used as tools in your garden that you can make yourself.
Garden Tool Bucket Caddy
Here is a fun thing to create to make your job easier in the garden while making use of any old jeans you have lying around.
And a tool bucket is going to come in handy when you need to weed on the other end of the yard in the furthest place from the place where you store your gardening accessories.
This is what you will need.
- Old jeans. (The number of pockets you want to attach to your caddy will dictate the pairs of jeans you’ll need. You should be able to create several pockets from two pairs.)
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing machine
First we are going to cut the parts of the jeans we need to create the bucket caddy pockets. Begin by cutting out the back pockets around the seams. Next, cut a leg inseam from ankle to crotch making sure to leave three inches of fabric on either side of the seam. The leftover legs can be cut off to create inside pockets for your caddy.
Take the inseam and put it around the top of the bucket. Three inches of fabric should be hanging on either side of the bucket. If your bucket is too big you can take another inseam and sew it together.
Pin the pockets to the inseam on the outside of the bucket then do the same with the baggies you made from the bottom of the legs on the inside. You want to make sure to leave space for the bucket handle. Using a sewing machine or serger like the ones here.
Put the caddy back on the bucket. Use the loop and button that sits at the front fasten it together when placed on the bucket. Add your tools and go!
Ultimate Gardening Tool
Next we have a tool that can be used for so many jobs we won’t be able to list them all here. But you can dig holes, rip up weeds, get roots from underneath, work as a hoe, and help when you are planting seeds.
This is what you need.
- 2 ½ in x 13 ½ in steel plate
- Screw and washer that will fit the hold you create in the center of the steel
- A handle, preferably a wood pole
- Screwdriver to fit the screw
Drill the hole for the screw in the center of your steel plate. Then, bend the end of the steel plate to a 120 degree angle. You can do this on a brick or something sturdy like concrete stairs.
Drill a hole into the end of the rod. You only need to do this on one end.
Screw the bent metal piece on the rod with the washer.
Garden Tool Holder
Our last DIY tool is another budget project that will help you create a place to hold your tools.
Instead of a caddy, where you can bring your tools to any part of your yard, this holder stays on the wall and gives you a way to organize accessories you have for gardening or anything you might do around your yard.
This is what you need.
- A wooden crate
- Drill with bits and screwdriver
Pull the nails or staples out of the wood crate. Pair up the wood pieces that are the same size.
Drill three holes in one piece of wood. Be sure to space them out well enough to fit your tools.
Use the wood-router to create a bevelled look for your holes.
Screw the board with holes in it to the board it was paired with to create a base in which to fasten to the wall.
Using the leveller make sure your rack is levelled and then screw it to the wall.
Gardening is great for our health. If you grow vegetation it will give you a fantastic source of fresh food, the act of gardening relieves stress, is good exercise, ensures you get out into the fresh air, which can all put you in an amazing mood.
You can expect stronger bones and lowered blood pressure when you garden. It’s even said that gardening boosts your self-esteem.
Imagine the confidence you will gain from building your own tools for your gardening adventures.