03/12/2012 09:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Craft Of The Day: Gingham Tool Set

Tackle your next fixer-upper in style with this Craft Of The Day. This project uses pretty strips of scrap fabric to dress up an old tool set, which can help make handles more visible in a cluttered toolbox. Keep reading for the how-to.

Photo by Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

What You’ll Need:
Floral or gingham fabric
Fabric paint in a coordinating color
Paint brush
Modge Podge
A tool set to cover

How To Make It:
1. Paint the ends of tools using two coats of paint.
2. Cut fabric into long, 1 inch-wide strips
3. Wrap fabric strips around tool handles. Use a dab of glue on ends of strips to keep them in place.
4. Let glue dry completely.
5. Paint tools with Modge Podge to keep strips in place and to prevent fabric from fraying. (Plus, the Mod Podge will dry to a smooth, cleanable finish.)

For a full tutorial, visit A Beautiful Mess. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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