License Plate Garden Tool Box

I bought a new saw that cuts metal and it opened up
a ton of new possibilities for my projects.

License Plate Garden Tote

 I created this license plate garden tool box using 2 pieces of wood for the sides and one for the bottom. 

 I am including my Amazon Affiliate links to the products I used so you can re-create this project using these supplies at no additional cost to you. 

I cut a license plate in half using the metal blade on my new scroll saw and nailed them to the sides of the tool box.

License Plate Garden Tote

I drilled 2 holes in the top of the sides and attached a handle that I salvaged from an old sewing box.

The handle is held on with 2 bolts and nuts so it will fold down.

License Plate Garden Tote

I painted the tool box a pretty garden green leaving the backs of the license plates unpainted for an industrial look.

License Plate Garden Tool Box

A cute little garden tote tool box
ready to fill with garden tools for the summer.

The drill is called the Rockwell Bladerunner,
this is not a compensated post, I just love the saw and 
it is perfect for my needs! 


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. That is a super cute tote and now that you can cut metal your design possibilities are practically endless! Love it!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  2. That is so creative, Susan! And I've been wondering what I could cut some old tin with..Thanks for sharing. Your projects are always so unique!

  3. I think that is a great idea to put the board inside. I might try it by adding one to the outside and one to the inside and screwing them together. Your room turned out so pretty and this rolling basket just tops it off so well.
    DIY Project

  4. This is adorable....I have trouble finding license plates (for cheap)....


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