Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Picket Fence Tool Tote

When I saw this project at Funky Junk I
 couldn't wait to make one.
I love anything made with picket fence scraps.
 I have a few leftover picket fence pieces in
the garage that I could use. I just needed to cut
them to size and screw them together.
 It's rustic, it's shabby, it's versitile. I love it!
 This is how the ends are screwed together. 
It's a 10 minute project. I love that too.
 I lopped a branch off a tree in the yard
to use as a handle.
 Poked it thru a hole drilled into each end.
 Here are a few uses: a bottle tote,
 a wine caddy,
 a display spot for vintage jars,
 a handy tote for oils and vinegars,
 a beverage glass tote,
 and my favorite is a storage tote for my wood 
bread and cutting boards.
Love my Mom's old pig.
It's pretty filled with flowers too.
I can think of so many ways that I can play use
this. I've already decked it out for Christmas
 in my head. Is that wrong?


  1. very cute! great job, looks like it would be useful in many ways! I'm visiting from Met Monday.

  2. Great job repurposing. I like the branch handle. So many possibilities for use.

  3. Oh that is absolutely awesome. Gotta keep my eye out for some picket fence pieces!

  4. Great piece and how great you already had the wood on hand. I love the tree branch rather than the usual dowel. Thanks for sharing, I'll give this one a try.

  5. Fantastic! Can't wait to see your Christmas ideas. I need to find some old wood fence pickets in central Florida. Good grief......

  6. Love it! Too early to plan Christmas? Nah! It will be here before we blink twie!

  7. What a neat idea,I have some fencing laying around.Guess what i'm gonna make!! Thanks for the info.

  8. Very cute project! What a fabulous use for pickets, old or new. I love the variety of possible uses you showed, too.

  9. What a cute and fun project! Great ideas for different ways to use it too, super fun! I wish I had more space to make this type of project.

  10. Love it. I think I like it with flowers the best. :) Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now over on my blog. :) (New follower, cute blog!) :)


  11. It turned out fabulous! I love that you showed all the different uses for it. They are all equally as terrific. Nice job.

  12. That turned out really lovely. It is so versatile :) Thanks for dropping by BC Good Life Wednesdays and sharing

  13. Oh Rita! This is so perfect! LOVE the shape of those pickets! AND yeah, the branch totally rocks. :)

    Shared this on FJI Facebook during SNS 95. :) I also added this to the themed FJI linkup!


  14. That is so fantastic! You did a great job on it and you know how much we love Picket Fences too. :-) Thanks for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!

  15. This is so cute, love the rustic touch with that branch! Love all the uses, but I agree, those cutting boards look adorable in it! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

  16. I love this tote! Now I'll be on the lookout for picket fence pieces!
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  17. Flippin eck that is a great job. Will have to rumage and see if I have any bits of wood to make one of these. Love it.