My husband loves his workshop and home DIY projects, so we knew he would love this decorated tool holder craft that my son gave him for Father’s Day!
For this craft I wanted to paint assorted washers, nuts and bolts and glue them to a jar, and thought I could get them all in the dollar store. For some reason they didn’t have any hardware of that kind, so I bought a jar (I think it was supposed to be a cheese shaker) and then later ventured into my husband’s workshop to take a few washers, screws, nuts and nails – hoping they weren’t important!
I decided we should paint them in a vaguely mess-free way, so I added some paint to resealable bags, then F dropped in some of the hardware.
After squishing them around in the bag to get them all covered in paint, we tipped them out onto a tray lined with wax paper.
We left them to dry overnight, then glued them to the glass jar the next day.
I soon realised that white craft glue wasn’t going to be strong enough to hold the pieces in place, so after F had glued as many as he wanted we stopped and I later reattached them with a hot glue gun.
My husband loved it! He really liked the colours and came up with several different things he could put in right away.