We have had unseasonably warm weatherfor the last few days. In fact, it is 73 degrees today, about 20 degrees above normal. I won’t get fooled into sneaking a few spring seeds into the ground, but it is a perfect day to complete a few projects that have been on my to do list. I bought this old box and hand drill last spring at a local flea market. After grabbing a few supplies, I have everything I need to make a repurposed garden tote.
All you need is an old box and an old hand drill. The box was $5. 00 at the Summerville Flea Market and the drill was $3.00 . If you go to an antique mall you are going to have to pay $15.00 to $20.00, so just take your time and check out yard sales and flea markets.
I wanted to attached the drill to the box to use as a handle for the garden tote.
I went to our local hardware store and started looking in bins. These clamps are in the electrical section. They are used to hold round metal pipes to a wall, and electrical conduit goes through the pipes. You can see it says 1 inch EMT. They were new and shiny, so I just painted them with a little brown paint to make them look used. Using a cordless drill, I attached each end of the hand drill to the short side of the box using the clamps.
And now, I have an inexpensive, one of a kind garden tote.
Add a few terra cotta pots, your gardening book for inspiration,
and a handful of herb markers to start your spring herb garden.