Today’s plans are for another style of planter box mason jar centerpiece that I used for the lemonade party.  The first planter box was the square version, this one is for a rustic tool box caddy style.  Since the 4th of July is coming up, I thought I’d use it for patriotic decorations.  An easy update with painted mason jars and white flowers.

A perfect mix of rustic charm and Red, White & Blue for your patriotic decor. Free plans for the rustic tool box caddy.

How to Build a Wood Tool Box Caddy for Mason Jars

This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.This post contains affiliate links noted by *.

Materials

  • 1″ x 6″ x 8′ board
  • 3/4″ dowel
  • 1 5/8″ deck screws or 1 1/2″ screws
  • 1 1/4″ pocket screws*
  • wood glue
  • sand paper

This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

Cut List

  • 2 – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ x 12 1/4″
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ x 19 1/4″
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 20 3/4″
  • 3 – 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • 1 – 3/4″ round dowel x 22 3/4″ long

Note:  I used barn wood to build my caddy, and the thickness is slightly thicker than 3/4″.  If you are also using barn wood double check your thickness and make adjustments as necessary.

Cut the 2 pieces for the ends, 4 1/4″ x 12 1/4″.  Use a round object like a stain can to trace a half circle on the top.  Use a jig saw, scroll saw or band saw to cut out the curve and sand as needed.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.Mark 1 3/4″ down for the dowel hole.  Drill a 3/4″ hole through the end pieces for the handle.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

I wanted to limit the number of screw heads showing, so I drilled pocket holes* in the bottom piece.  If you don’t care or don’t have a pocket hole jig, add screws through the side.  Pre-drill the holes before adding screws to reduce wood splitting.

Drill pocket holes in the bottom piece, or screw from the side.  Use wood glue and 1 1/4″ screws to attach the ends to the bottom.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

Attach the sides to the caddy with wood glue and screws, make the bottoms flush.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

Add the dividers, spaced about 4 1/4″ apart.  Use wood glue and screws to secure the dividers into place.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.I tried to cut the barn wood so that it will show more weathered edges over cut edges. This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans. Thread the dowel through the 3/4″ holes and that’s it!

This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans. This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

Creating a patriotic centerpiece is super easy.  I painted 4 – quart mason jars red and blue.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans. Filled the jars with water and placed them in the caddy.

This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans.

Then added a few white flowers (these are from Costco) and there you go a cute rustic Red, White and Blue decoration.  This mason jar caddy makes a perfect rustic centerpiece, paint the jars to change it up for the holidays! Build a simple wood tool box caddy with these free plans. How will you use your tool box caddy?

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DIY Wood Tool Box Caddy

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