Father’s Day will be here before we know it and I wanted to share an easy project that you can make for the special man in your life in under an hour. This DIY Father’s Day Caddy was made with reclaimed wood we had on hand, a broken shovel handle and a really cool bottle opener.
Do you ever come up with an entire project just for something small you want to add to it? I do it all the time. It can be some amazing hardware I find, a piece of fabric or a great iron bottle opener like this project!!! 😉
We have a pile of rustic boards in our garage that I have been using for different projects. This DIY Father’s Day Caddy was the best project for these boards because it made the caddy look rustic and worn just like I wanted it.
I measured what we cut the boards at for your reference, but you can make them any size you want. When we make these, I want them to look homemade like the ones we have rescued from barns and yard sales.
Sorry for the poor lighting in the next few pictures. I was taking the pictures on the work bench in our garage.
We used a nail gun to put all the pieces together. Once you have the pieces cut and sanded, it takes no time at all to put the caddies together.
We use broken garden tool handles for a lot of projects and this broken shovel handle was a perfect fit for the handle of this caddy.
I didn’t show the inside pieces in the first picture because we added them at the end. I wanted the caddy to have cubbies so Matt just cut two pieces of the same wood to fit inside the caddy.
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Matt drilled two holes in the end pieces of the caddy for the shovel handle to fit through. He nailed them in for extra support.
Now, it’s time to add the bling.
These cast iron bottle openers I found are so much fun and the perfect finishing touch.
I bought a few openers so we can make more caddies to have on hand.
Now, you can fill these with whatever your dad/husband/grandpa likes. They are perfect for beer and/or soda bottles, but they are also great to pack with tools or grilling gifts (BBQ sauce, grill tools, etc.).
You don’t have to add the dividers inside the caddy, but I thought it would be nice because the guys could use it for other things when they are done with it.
These DIY Father’s Day Caddies would be great for so many things. You could make them for hostess gifts when you go to parties this summer. You could make one for your child’s art center. They would be a great gift filled with garden tools for friends and neighbors who like to garden. There are endless possibilities.
What would you use one of these caddys for?