• Craft a tool kit caddy

    by  • 19/06/2016 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Ready_CH&I_June_Gardencraft_01The green-fingered amongst you know the importance of organisation when it comes to helping things grow. No gardener should be without this stylish tool caddy, complete with handy storage tins for keeping scissors, seeds and other sowing essentials within arm’s reach at all times.

    To make, start by lightly sanding down a wooden caddy (we got ours from Ebay) and wiping the dust from all the surfaces. Apply two coats of paint, following manufacturer’s instructions. Hold a stencil in place with masking tape and apply paint with even brushstrokes. Once dry, buff the caddy with clear soft wax (we used Annie Sloan’s, £4.95 for 120ml).

    Clean and dry some food cans – we used the 400g size – and ensure any rough edges have been filed down with a metal file. Spray with a couple of coats of metal spray paint and allow to dry. Glue ribbon around the top outer edge of the cans to act as a decorative grip.

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