How to make a versatile and TOUGH tool tote out of items around the house. This was inspired by and AWP tool bag that I purchased last year, and some Craftsman tool bags that I have seen at hardware stores. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials Needed!
For this project you will only need very few items, and it shouldn't cost much at all. I made mine with everything I had at home.
You will need:
-Cardboard (And some paperboard for the pockets)
-Box cutter or Razor blade
-LOTS OF DUCT TAPE!
-Tape Measure or ruler.
-Tools to fill it with :)
I created this using what I had on hand and it is very handy!
Step 2: Preperation
Before we start taping, some cutting is needed to be done.
Using cardboard, a ruler, and a box cutter, cut out three (3) 12 in X 8 in cardboard pieces, and two (2) 8 in X 8 in cardboard pieces. These will assemble to create the basic structure of your tool tote.
Step 3: Taping the Structure
Lay the 3 12 in X 8 in slats together, with the 12 in sides touching. Tape these sides together, the middle slat will be your bottom. Add the 8 in X 8 in sides and tape them together ( PICTURE 3). Once there is a nice layer of tape (Picture 4), flip the cardboard over, and tape the other side (Picture 5).
Step 4: Make the ends Flexible
Take the ends of the tool bag structure ( 8in X 8 in sides) and work them with your hands to make them flexible. Make sure that they will be concave (hollowed inwards), and face inwards towards the toolbag, this will allow the toolbag to close fully.
Step 5: Tape the sides together.
Tape the sides together.
Take each adjacent side of board and tape them together. making sure the ends that you just bent, curve INWARDS. Once you see the structure taped, tape the inside seems together as well.
Step 6: Creating Handles
Cut out 2 cardboard handles for your toolbag. Each handle should be roughly 1 inch X 7 inch. Once the handles are cut out, wrap them in duct tape to give them a nice duct tape layer.