A Valentine’s Gift That Keeps on Giving

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20 Minutes

Happy Day Friends!  There are so many tool caddy's or tool boxes out there and lots of different ideas for using them in home decor. After finding just the right tool caddy at Hobby Lobby, I chose to add fresh flowers and mini rose bushes to decorate for Valentine's Day.

To get started, I added grocery bags to protect the bottom just in case water dripped out of the pots of roses or jars of fresh flowers. I found these at the grocery store and not only were they inexpensive the color is perfect for Valentine's Day.

I used vintage bottles as vases to hold water for the Baby’s Breath but if you want to give this as a gift, I'd suggest not using bottles that are near and dear to you. Try plastic cartons like small milk bottles, soup cans or kid sized plastic juice jugs instead.

I chose to rotate and mix the Baby's Breath flowers with the rose pots because it looked more interesting but you can do whatever looks best to you. I tried to keep everything close to the same height though inside the tool caddy.

The plan was to keep it simple and inexpensive so I dug out left over Valentine’s craft supplies that I'd used before. I used double sided tape to hold the paper tags on the sides of the box and regular tape to hold the garland inside on the front and the metal Valentine heart on the back side.

You could add tissue paper in the gaps or cute gardening tools in the open spaces. That would actually make it a “tool caddy”. You could also paint it or add ribbon around the actual box and on the handles. Decoupaging it would be beautiful or you could even add left over decorations like I did.

This adorable caddy filled with plants and fresh flowers would make the sweetest gift. You could gift it to your mom for Mother’s Day or as a teacher gift (you know they need it) or any essential worker really!  Or keep it for yourself like I did! LOL.

It was so much fun putting it together. It reminded me of decorating the Valentine’s Day boxes we made in elementary school to hold our classmate cards and candy. I loved doing that!  Did you? If you like to see more details, check out the full post on the blog.

Suggested materials:
  • Wooden tool caddy   (Craft Store)
  • Plants and flowers   (grocery store)
  • Glass bottles   (craft store)
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Cindy Richter
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