Saturday, June 19, 2021

Crafty Tool Tote

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week I have a project to share that I made just for me. With the weather finally warming up I have been crafting out on on covered back deck and have been schlepping my most-used craft supplies out there in a box, then putting them away when I get back into my upstairs craft studio. I decided to make myself a tote using a GSL Tool Caddy to permanently hold everything that I use on a regular basis.

Here are the pieces laid out ready to assemble and decorate.

I know this will be used a lot so decided on a dark color for the interior to keep scuffing to a minimum as I move tools in and out of it. I painted the handle and all interior surfaces with black acrylic paint before assembly.

Once the paint was dry I assembled the tote with tacky glue and held everything tight with rubber bands while the glue dried.

The paper I chose for the outside of the caddy is a pretty one from Graphic 45's Floral Shoppe.


Rather than leaving the tote plain, I chose a GSL Stackable Label for an embellishment.  I painted the base of the label pink and used clear embossing powder around the edges.

I considered a few phrases before settling on 'Power Tools' which got printed on yellow cardstock.

It came together really fast and ended up pretty cute.  It will get a lot of use this summer.

GSL Products Used

Tool Caddy

Stackable Labels Shape Set

Other Supplies Used

Tacky glue

Acrylic paint

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe

Clear embossing powder




  1. This is a departure from your usual miniatures. I love it and would find it very useful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!