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Tool Caddy

Create a mini gardening center that you can tote while you tend your plants.




  • Carpenter's nail belt
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Sewing kit
  • Bucket


  1. Step 1

    Start with a carpenter's nail belt, which has one big pocket: Measure the width of each tool, such as a trowel, then add an inch for extra space.

  2. Step 2

    Use a pen to mark widths on belt. Stitch along marks, creating several pockets. Tie the belt around a bucket, which you can use to hold larger items or to collect debris.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2004



Reviews (7)

  • KaySTX 11 Jan, 2009

    I took this one step further and used bungy cords to stablize the bucket on a luggage dolly I bought at a garage sale. Now I can even "wheel around" taller items in the bucket easily, anywhere in the garden - and it is easier on my back.

  • AmberThrasher 9 Dec, 2008

    I love this idea because I always put a tool down and move to a different area and then I can't find where i left the tool!!!

  • erindreg 14 Aug, 2008

    I also use cat litter buckets for jobs like this. I love this idea, not only because it's great organization, but it would help conceal the fact that I'm using a cat litter bucket. Maybe I could call it Garden Chic!

  • Nayda 27 Jul, 2008

    I made it and I feel very proud of my job, Cheers!

  • animalloverjan 18 Jul, 2008

    What a great idea and a great way to keep track of your tools. You could probably use velcro strips instead of sewing to make the pockets. Then you could easily change the sizes if needed.

  • Alexa23 18 Jul, 2008

    I use cat litter buckets for various jobs and this is one of them. I store my tools inside but I love the idea of having them on the outside, too, - all neatly organized.

  • SandyBellisario 4 May, 2008

    Love that idea !