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Using a Repurposed Rake to Organize Garden Tools

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After cleaning in my outdoor shed, I came across a metal rake head missing it's handle. Rather than toss it in the garbage, it was hung on the wall. Now there is a pretty and functional place to store my garden tools when they aren't being used!
Time: 1 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
The metal tines act as hooks to hang the tools. Now I don't have to dig through a pile of tools to find what I'm looking for when I'm struck with the desire to garden.
Ahh....don't those tools look so neat lined up in a row? I've added hangers made of jute to hang each one up.
I hope this simple way to organize your gardening tools has given you a little push to get started planting if you haven't already begun. How would you rate your gardening skills?
I'm so much more likely to keep the tools properly cleaned now that they are stored out in the open. It is also so much more convenient!

To see more: http://www.andersonandgrant.com/2015/05/organizing-garden-tools-with-repurposed.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 1, 2015

    This is so smart! Such pretty pictures too :)

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 2, 2015

      @Hannah V Thanks Hannah! I always appreciate you leaving some love on what I post!

  • Lauren
    Lauren Morris Plains, NJ
    on Jun 3, 2015

    I have a few and I hang some jewelry on them. Love recycling everything and anything. Going to hang one in my shed tomorrow after seeing your photos :)

  • Yvonne McKinley
    Yvonne McKinley West Fork, AR
    on Jun 3, 2015

    SPRAYED MINE FLAT BLACK AND HAVE MY WINE GLASSES HANGING ON THEM....GAVE ONE TO MY DAUGHTER FOR HER COFFEE CUPS...I HAVE ANOTHER FOR KITCHEN UTINSELS TOO, IF I EVER GET TO IT. A FRIEND HAS HER NECKLACES HANGING ON HERS. SO MANY WAYS TO USE THEM.

    • Sadiedesimone
      Sadiedesimone
      on Sep 14, 2017

      And I am surprised at how many people have old rakes lying around! 馃榿

  • Sharon Prellwitz
    Sharon Prellwitz Fond Du Lac, WI
    on Jun 3, 2015

    That is a very cool idea. FYI, don't ever throw things like this in the garbage! It's old, so it's iron and can be recycled. If you don't know of a place that will take it, a local scrapper will take it and sell it. Anything like that is worth money! I'm glad you were able to come up an idea that a lot of us can use.

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 8, 2015

      @Sharon Prellwitz Thanks for the tip Sharon!

  • Lynn Hagin
    Lynn Hagin Royse City, TX
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Love this! Wonder if it would be hard to bend the edges upward for some added safety.

    • Laurie M
      Laurie M Erie, PA
      on Jun 3, 2015

      Using a bench vise it should be rather easy

  • Erica
    Erica Twelve Mile, IN
    on Jun 3, 2015

    I slid wine glasses in mine 4 will fit. :) Love this idea too!

  • ConnieLyn
    ConnieLyn Rockport, WA
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Good idea Lynn but they are pretty thick. I was thinking the same thing.

  • Barbi
    Barbi Hilton, NY
    on Jun 3, 2015

    You are so clever.... I just love this!!!

  • Deezie
    Deezie Stratford, CT
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Love this idea! Your tools look great hanging from it.

  • Kimberly L Kern
    Kimberly L Kern Tiffin, OH
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Just was at Cracker Barrel's gift store & they were selling these with a leather loop to hang for $14.99. Just in case you don't have an extra one at home or the flea market asks too much for one.

  • Deborah Rose
    Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Great idea, and perfect timing ! :)

  • Christine Wilson
    Christine Wilson Canton, NC
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Got 2, was just fixing to do this. a also use in house decor for mops, broom,etc

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 3, 2015

      @Christine Wilson That is a great idea Christine!

  • Mikki Cavallo
    Mikki Cavallo Windsor, CA
    on Jun 3, 2015

    Great idea too cute!

  • April Hanshaw
    April Hanshaw Kingsland, GA
    on Jun 3, 2015

    I have one of these rake .I panted my black again.I have it in our bedroom on the wall with my neckless hanging on it.Love it.

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 3, 2015

      @April Hanshaw That is a really creative use for the old rake. Thanks for sharing your idea with all of us, April!

  • Katkurtz86
    Katkurtz86 Fair Oaks, CA
    on Jun 3, 2015

    That would be cute in a country cottage bedroom painted white but leaving slightly rustic鈥 Then hang necklaces from it!

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 4, 2015

      @Katkurtz86 You are on the same page as @April Hanshaw who commented above, except she painted her's black! You've both come up with a creative idea that I'd never thought of.

  • Kat
    Kat Carol Stream, IL
    on Jun 3, 2015

    So cute, I was going to do this months ago when I saw it on Pinterest but, I never could find a rake head. Now you've got my interest up again, I'll have to continue looking for one.

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 4, 2015

      @Kat I hope you can find on Kat! Thanks for commenting on my post.

  • Francine Nault
    Francine Nault Canada
    on Jun 7, 2015

    I love this idea!

  • Mary Rose
    Mary Rose Independence, KY
    on Jun 7, 2015

    You could also hang wine glasses from it in a rustic bar setting!

    • Jamie
      Jamie Brockway, PA
      on Jun 8, 2015

      @Mary Rose Great idea!

  • Sue
    Sue
    on Jun 7, 2015

    Love this idea!! Very smart!!

  • Jacque Niedringhaus-Harris
    Jacque Niedringhaus-Harris Saint Charles, MO
    on Jun 7, 2015

    Cool idea ~ love it!

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