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Make a Colorful Garden Tool Storage Container

Renee Valdes
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Difficulty: Beginner

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Store your garden tools in a colorful DIY container and then fill with sand mixed with multi-purpose oil. The oil will lubricate your tools, and when mixed with sand it will help prevent your tools from rusting and corroding.

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With chalky paint colors of your choice, first paint the bottom of your terra cotta pot. Once it dries, use painter’s tape to mask off before painting the lip of the pot a different color. Make sure to paint the inside of your terra cotta pot past the indentation.

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Using the Sharpie paint markers, free-hand draw your letters on the painted terra cotta pot.

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Once the paint dries, plug the bottom of your terra cotta pot with a plastic container lid or cap. This will prevent the sand from spilling out once it’s poured in.

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Fill the bottom of the pot with sand, making sure to keep the cap or lid in place. Fill to just above the painted line so it’s not visible.

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Pour in the multi-purpose oil and mix into the sand with one of your garden tools. 

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Now your tools are ready for the next time you put them to work.

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Introduction

Store your garden tools in a colorful DIY container and then fill with sand mixed with multi-purpose oil. The oil will lubricate your tools, and when mixed with sand it will help prevent your tools from rusting and corroding.

Step 1

With chalky paint colors of your choice, first paint the bottom of your terra cotta pot. Once it dries, use painter’s tape to mask off before painting the lip of the pot a different color. Make sure to paint the inside of your terra cotta pot past the indentation.

Step 2

Using the Sharpie paint markers, free-hand draw your letters on the painted terra cotta pot.

Step 3

Once the paint dries, plug the bottom of your terra cotta pot with a plastic container lid or cap. This will prevent the sand from spilling out once it’s poured in.

Step 4

Fill the bottom of the pot with sand, making sure to keep the cap or lid in place. Fill to just above the painted line so it’s not visible.

Step 5

Pour in the multi-purpose oil and mix into the sand with one of your garden tools. 

Step 6

Now your tools are ready for the next time you put them to work.

Materials

Materials to create colorful garden tool storage containers

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