This perfect wooden tote was an easy and fun project, in fact, I cannot get enough of these versatile beauties. An antique toolbox was my inspiration for their design, but these are so much prettier than a toolbox. It all started when I was wondering what I could make with left over wood scraps and broken furniture parts and then I saw a vintage toolbox and that was the moment I knew what I was going to make. I used scrap wood and spindles from broken chairs and other furniture to make these. The pattern and instructions I used to construct these can be downloaded with a form at the end of this post. After finishing this tote I filled it with table setting necessities for our fall backyard picnic.
My daughter, Olivia, painted this perfect wooden tote with Dixie Belle Paint (DBP), glazes and wax. Wow! The results are so unique. She used Dixie Belle Paint color in Dried Sage, Van Dyke Brown Glaze (DBP) and Whitewash Glaze (DBP) to achieve the variation of colors. After she was happy with the painting and glazing she used Dixie Belle clear wax to add some protection for the years of use these this pretty tote will definitely receive. I decided after using this one for the picnic I am going to make another one that will be a little shorter to place on my kitchen table with all the dining necessities.
These high-quality paper plates can be used to set a really special table setting. I used them this spring, so hop over to that post and take a peek and let me know what you think.
The tote pictured above is another example of our cute perfect wooden tote design. I used Dixie Belle Paint in the color drop cloth (one of my go-to colors) and Van Dyke Glaze and then clear waxed to protect.
Olivia and the Perfect Wooden Tote:
My daughter, Olivia, is holding our prefect wooden tote filled with fall decor. The tote makes for an easy seasonal display and is a snap to move it from one room to another.
Perfect Wooden Totes For Halloween, Christmas, and Fall:
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Checkout my past post about some other wooden totes I made at Easter time. They made the cutest Easter baskets too. The tote makes a great gift filled with goodies, therefore why spend $6 or more for gift bag and tissue paper when you can give a handmade tote as part of the gift?
The cute Gather block sign I made using our DIY instructions check out that post here. The tea towel is available in our shop. The rustic wood slices are a must for holiday and party decorating. They are available in our shop as well.
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I hope you have as much fun as I have making and decorating these totes. Please leave me your comments below since I love to hear from you and I would enjoy hearing how your perfect wooden totes work out too.