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DIY Craft Box {The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge}

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I am always excited to collaborate with other bloggers to bring you tons of inspiration and projects to get your creative juices flowing. This time around, we are bringing you “The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge”! Sarah from Flourish and Knot brought us together to bring you projects with items we already have on hand. We can’t buy anything new to complete them. This is such a great collaboration to be a part of because I will be forced to get all the projects I have done! At the end of this post, you will see all of the other projects from my blog friends. You won’t want to miss any of them because you may have one of the pieces in your home and be inspired to make it over. This DIY Craft Box was so much fun to complete. It didn’t cost me anything and I got a project done!! 

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I pick up homemade toolboxes whenever I find them. They are great for so many uses and the fact that someone sat down to create them makes them priceless to me.

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

This particular toolbox has collected a lot of dust in our garage, but it is perfect for my first “The Zero Dollar DIY Challenge” project. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

The handle was cut by hand. It isn’t perfect. The wood was put together without mitered edges, but the toolbox functions perfectly.

These characteristics are all the things that draw me to homemade toolboxes. Someone needed a box to carry/hold tools and supplies and used what they had to put one together.  

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

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The first thing I did for the craft box was paint it. I always have a stash of paint on hand. It is my #1 favorite DIY tool because you can make the biggest change with it and it doesn’t cost a lot of money.

I chose “Homestead Blue” from Fusion Mineral Paint for the first coat. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

After that dried, I went over it with “Picket Fence” from Fusion Mineral Paint. I didn’t coat the toolbox completely with the white paint because I wanted to distress it in the end. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

I decided to leave the inside of the toolbox blue. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

To make the craft box, I needed to use a scrap piece of wood and a wood dowel. I painted them in “Heirloom Blue” because they were going inside the toolbox. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

After the white paint dried, I used sandpaper to rough it up a little and show more of the blue through the white paint. 

I cut the scrap piece of wood to fit on the inside edge of the toolbox and put a notch in it to hold the wood dowel that was cut to size. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

Now, this homemade toolbox is great as a craft box for all kinds of supplies! The dowel holds washi tape, but would also be great for spools of ribbon. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

I like the blue color inside the craft storage and the white on the outside. The different compartments make perfect shelves for all the little craft supplies a person can accumulate. (Not that I would know). ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

Even though there was a makeover, this craft box still has all of its quirks and character. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

 Like I said earlier, I pick up these toolboxes whenever I find them and use them for all sorts of things. It was fun to think about a new way to use one this time around. 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

Having all of the craft supplies in the craft box on the wall like this really makes it a colorful art piece too, don’t ya think? 

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

Do you have wood toolboxes? What do you use them for? 

Supply Recap: DIY Craft Box:

“Homestead Blue” Fusion Mineral Paint

“Picket Fence” Fusion Mineral Paint

Antique Wax 

Wood Dowel

Sandpaper

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If you are looking for more ideas for craft storage, click over and see how easy it is to create a DIY craft box from something you may have on hand.

We’ll be back in April with a special Earth Day edition of There for the Making. For now, I hope you’ll pour yourself another cup of coffee and visit the other bloggers participating in our no-spend DIY series. The next blogger in our hop today is DIY Birch Business Card Holder by Minty Green Dream. All of these projects prove that we have hidden craft and DIY possibilities waiting in our homes! It IS possible to be creative without spending a dime!

There for the Making – February Challenge!

DIY Birch Business Card Holder by Minty Green Dream

Chalk Paint Chair Makeover by 2 Bees in a Pod

Sponge-Painted Picture Frame Makeover by Flourish & Knot

DIY Chalkboard Monogram by Personally Andrea

Gemstone Wrap Bracelet by Lifeovereasy

“Hello Sunshine” Wall Art by Two Purple Couches

St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottle Makeover by Green with Decor

DIY Barn Board Mirror – Ikea Hack by Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Organizational Clipboard by DIY Passion

Geometric Planter by Love Create Celebrate

Toilet Paper Roll Turned Plastic Bag Holder by Design Inside the Box

Chair Makeover by Simple Nature Decor

Vintage Toolbox Turned Craft Storage by My Creative Days

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