Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

Like many folks out there, our garage regularly suffers from a lack of organization. We both suffer from a “we’ll put it back later” mentality when it comes to replacing tools and such, instead leaving things strewn about haphazardly for way too long. But I recently had to buy a second trowel because I simply could not find our original one, which is when I knew it was time for a garden tool organizer. An organizer or hanger that I would actually use time and time again.

So, I did what any good thrifter/upcycler would do and headed to Habitat ReStore. The garden tool hanger that I had in mind would be incredibly simple- basic, even. That’s the thing about garage organizers, though- they don’t need to be flashy. They just need to be effective.

And a small cabinet door from the ReStore would be ideal for upcycling into a garage organizer.

selection of cabinet doors at habitat restore

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Now, some of you longtime Sadie readers might recall that I’ve had a similar “garage chaos” problem in the past. I was constantly losing gardening gloves that I flung into the shadows. So I upcycled a wood plank into this garage organizer and clip board.

DIY Clipboard and garage wall organizer for gardening gloves

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Also simple and basic, but very effective! Now I just needed something that would be more heavy duty for handheld garden tools. And that’s what I’ll show you here today!

And I also wanted to tell you about a new weeding tool I discovered. I’m not being paid to tell you about it, either- it’s just such a gardening game changer for me (and my sore back) that I wanted to share it with you. Feel free to scroll to the end for that part of the discussion!

using grampa's weeder in our yard

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Making an Upcycled Garden Tool Organizer

First, I headed to a local Habitat ReStore to find the perfect project piece from their selection of cabinet doors. I chose this one, though I suspected it was actually the front of a drawer, since there was a hole in the center of it. Still part of the salvaged kitchen section at the shop!

upcycling a drawer front

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Either way, it was a nice small size (but sturdy) and there wasn’t any hardware attached. Not that that would have been a problem, I just had no need for one to come with hinges, closure magnets, or other related hardware.

Next, I brought it home and filled in the center hole with wood putty which I then let sit overnight. After that, I sanded down the front to remove the shiny finish of the drawer front as well as the excess wood filler.

preparing a drawer front for paint

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Filling the original knob hole probably wasn’t necessary. But I already had a pot of putty so I went ahead and took that extra step.

Then, I meted out four hooks from Home Depot across the drawer front, keeping them evenly spaced. Next, I marked holes for the screws and drilled small pilot holes.

drilling pilot holes for hooks

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Drilling the pilot holes at this stage ensures that I won’t goof up the paint later on! Trust me…I know this from experience in the past.

Speaking of paint, that was the next step! In the spirit of yard work, I selected a leafy green for my garden tool organizer.

leafy green spray paint for the garage organizer

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After I let it dry overnight, I buffed on some clear wax to protect the paint finish. Again, probably unnecessary since this is a garage organizer, but since I had the wax already…you know the drill.

Next, I attached two small D-ring hangers to the back and then began to screw in the hooks to the front. Thanks to those pilot holes, it was super easy to do.

making a garage tool hanger

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When all was said it done, my garden tool organizer was done and ready for the garage!

garden tool hanger from a small cabinet door

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Garden Tool Organizer for the Garage

With a little assistance from my husband, we hung the garden tool hanger near the garage door. This way, it’d be super easy to take and replace tools as we came in and out of the garage.

upcycle idea for drawer front

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As I said at the beginning, this is a SUPER SIMPLE, basic project and not exactly Earth-shattering in its cleverness. But sometimes, it’s just a matter of practicality. I was simply sick and tired of misplacing these tools repeatedly in the garage.


Now, about that weeding tool I’d promised to show you!

It’s actually not a new tool, but new to me. I saw my blogging pals, The Navage Patch, review it on Instagram and it looked like something I needed for our yard! It’s called Grampa’s Weeder, and I bought ours on Amazon.

grampas weeder for removing weeds

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Now, you know I’m not normally one to hawk random products to you from my website. I’m not THAT kind of blogger. But, this one was such a game-changer for me that I figured I should tell you! And no, this isn’t sponsored or anything.

Grampa’s Weeder grabs the weed, captures the roots, and pulls it out for you- without you needing to bend down or get on all fours to pull weeds. Especially for those larger, more stubborn ones.

testing the grampas weeder

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Now, it’s not going to magically remove all the weeds in your yard in a split second. This is definitely a tool for someone who has weeds here and there, and prefers not to use herbicides (hi, it’s me). Grampa’s Weeder is constructed well- all wood and metal- and works quite effectively. Plus,  it saves my back a lot of pain. 

using grampa's weeder in our yard

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I probably ought to take new photos of my garden tool organizer with the Grampa’s Weeder propped up next to it! But until then, thanks for spending some time with me today. But if you’ll excuse me, I have more weeding and Spring yard prep to do!

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. What a cute tool holder! Also, I have that weeding tool and it’s amazing, I would dare say kind of fun to use, or at least satisfying. We also don’t spray chemicals for weeds, and I like to use it for those random big weeds that pop up in the lawn. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one who loves that tool! I was geeking out while I was using it- SO satisfying when it gets the entire weed in the first try!

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