Dad’s do a lot. They fix things with a screwdriver, they help with 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.

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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 ballpoint pens now. Okay, not really but you know you can let him think that!

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

For this project you will need:

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

This project was created on my parent’s driveway ๐Ÿ™‚ The life of a crafting nomad! But moving on…

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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.

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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

DIY Father's Day Tool Crate Project

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