When gardening, I often make several trips for my tools because I forget something. I’ve been known to leave a tool or two in the yard, too. So when I came across instructions for making a garden tool caddy, I knew I found something perfect. I really like the ideas of small pockets because I could keep my seeds in a safe place throughout the planting process. Last year I left a seed packet in the garden and it rained. Fortunately I remembered about it before the rain was heavy. Normally when I garden, I need a good place to keep my house keys. (I try to keep the house locked when Matt isn’t home… just in case.) This would work out well for keep track of them.
Plus, wouldn’t a cute garden tool caddy that you can carry or wear as an apron make you want to go out and work in the garden?
Garden Tool Caddy Examples
Oilcloth Garden Tool Caddy
The garden tool caddy by Craftzine is my favorite. I like the added feature of being able to use it for my knees. This would help save my back and prevent the worry of getting my jeans dirty. The oilcloth looks as if it would be very easy to wipe clean.
Fabric Toolbelt Roll-Up
Notice that the pockets are just deep enough to fit the handles of the garden tools. When designing your apron, pay attention to the length. You do not want it to be too low because this will get in the way when you bend down to work in the garden.
I think that I would likely use both a garden tool caddy like the oilcloth example and use an apron. My garden was quite large last year and I could save a lot of time by holding onto small objects such as seed packets in the apron.
Wouldn’t this be a great gift for mother and daughter?