Toolbox Father's Day Craft


Toolbox Father's Day Craft

Toolbox Fathers Day Craft
Toolbox Fathers Day Craft

In the Designer’s Words: “Surprise the man in your life this Father’s Day with an adorable mini Tool Box. Add a gift card to a home improvement store or restaurant and he will love it!”
While picking out the perfect gift for dad can be tempting, sometimes a gift card is an even better idea. As they say, it is the thought that counts! With this Toolbox Father’s Day Craft, you can learn how to make the perfect gift for dad. By creating a DIY craft to keep the gift card tucked into, you give your dad some handmade love and something useful at the same time. Plus, you could easily use this homemade box to wrap up some homemade candies, as well.

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


HolidayFather's Day

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 659700 Big Shot die cut machine
  • 655267 Extended Cutting Pads
  • 660332 Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box, Toolbox by Eileen Hull
  • 657723 Sizzix Bigz Die - Labels & Buttons by Eileen Hull
  • 659879 Sizzix Textured Impressions - Sunburst & Waffle Set  by Eileen Hull
  • 656492 Sizzix Matboard pack - white
  • Scrap of red mat board
  • Easy-Cut Adhesive by ThermOWeb
  • ColorBox Blends inks by Eileen Hull- black
  • Ball chain
  • Aluminum sheet- 6” x 15”
  • Glue gun
  • White Sakura Jelly roll pen

Toolbox Father's Day Craft


  1. Cover mat board with sheet of double sided adhesive. Remove release paper. Place metal sheet on mat board. (If the metal is wrinkled, don’t worry. It will be embossed and the wrinkles will get smoothed out.)

  2. Place metal side facing the die and roll through mat board. To construct the box you will need two Toolbox end pieces, so you will have to roll those through the machine again with another piece of metal covered mat board.

  3. Emboss design into metal die cut shape by placing long box shape inside the Waffle folder. Arrange cutting pads like this: Multi-Purpose Platform with NO TABS, cutting pad, folder with Toolbox shape inside folder, then another cutting pad. Run through machine. There will be some resistance as it’s rolled through but it works! Remove and emboss the other side of the box shape and also emboss two ends of boxes.

  4. Fold over Toolbox on all score lines. Fold box up in Toolbox shape and place on end. Add hot glue to three bottom tabs. Add embossed end on top of glue and press down. Repeat with other end.

  5. Die cut two handles from plain mat board. Color smooth side (without score lines) black with Color Box Blends ink. Fold handles on score lines and butt handles up to each other. Glue two uncolored sides together. Slip the handle up through the top of the box and glue it to the inside of box. 

  6. Die cut two label shapes from red mat board. Write sentiments with white pen on labels. Punch holes in labels and add ball chain. Secure on Toolbox handle and let dangle. Add gift cards or small treats.

What Makes This Father's Day Craft a Home Run

1. Thoughtful and Personalized Gift: Instead of just giving dad a gift card in an envelope, show him how much you care by creating a handmade toolbox to hold the gift card. This personalized touch will make the gift even more special and memorable.

2. Useful and Practical: Dad will appreciate receiving a mini toolbox that not only holds the gift card but can also be used to store small items like screws, nails, or other tools. It's a practical gift that he can use long after Father's Day has passed.

3. Fun and Creative DIY Project: This craft project is a fun way to get creative and show off your crafting skills. You can customize the toolbox with different colors, patterns, and embellishments to make it unique to your dad's tastes. It's a great way to spend some quality time crafting while making a thoughtful gift for Father's Day.

Let us know:

What was the best Father's Day gift you've ever given?

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