Father’s Day Crate Project

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

Dad’s do a lot. They fix things with a screwdriver, they help on homework with pencil and use tons of other tools just being a dad. Doing what the kids need. This doesn’t end when the kids are grown either. In my 30’s my dad still helps me out whenever he can. I need a board cut, he’ll cut it for me. I need help with my taxes, he got that pencil out and ready.

So I decided to make a crate where Daddy (yes, I still call him Daddy) could stash his tools of the father trade. A simple crate makeover and now he has a place to put his things and be sure we know that it is his. No fighting over ball point pens now. Okay, not really but you know you can let him think that!

For this project you will need:

  • Crate
  • Wood letters
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wood stain
  • Black paint

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

So last week I crafted and blogged from a hotel room right off of the San Antonio Riverwalk. It was fabulous.

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

This project was created on my parent’s driveway 🙂 The life of a crafting nomad! But moving on…

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

First things first, paint those DAD letters . I painted mine black but any color you please is great. Any kind of paint is cool too. I used spray paint for the speed of it but I also had craft acrylic I could have used. Whatever works.

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

Next stain your crate. Since I’m at my parents house I used what my dad already had on hand. Turns out he only has cherry because he only likes cherry. Boom.

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

Hot glue the letters to the front of the crate once dry.

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

Toss some mason jars inside and now put some of Dad’s most often used tools inside!

Maybe Dad has enough ties. Why not make an easy crate dad can store tools, pencils or whatever he's into.

Won’t that look just fab on Dad’s desk? I’m wishing my name were shorter!