14 DIY Tool Storage Hacks

Get (and keep) your work space organized with these genius DIY storage solutions.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe 

PVC Pencil Holder

This pencil/marker/tool holder was made by gluing together seven 4″ sections of 2″ PVC pipe. You can easily add to this PVC pyramid as your pencil and marker collection grows.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe 

Shoe Rack Spray Paint Holder

Repurpose a hanging shoe rack into a spray paint holder. The pockets are the perfect size for a can of spray paint and other paint accessories.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe 

PVC Tape Holder

Got rolls of tape but can’t find the right one for the job when needed? Slide rolls of tape onto a piece of 1/2″ PVC tubing and mount onto a pegboard for an easy tape dispenser that takes seconds to assemble.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe 

Tool Bucket

Create a portable tool bucket by drilling holes in the lid of a left over paint bucket or one from a home improvement store. The holes should be large enough to fit your tools with out them falling through. The inside of the bucket can be used for larger tools or supplies.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Screwdriver Holder

Line up your screwdrivers for easy access. A spare piece of 2×2 was attached to the side of a work bench with holes drilled through it (large enough to fit the metal part of the screwdrivers). Insert screw drivers and you are ready to go!



Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Carabiner Wrench Holder

Hang carabiners from a pegboard or hook near your work table to hold your wrenches.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Upcycled Ruler Tape Measure Clip

Keep your tape measures in place with this easy hack. An old metal ruler was re-purposed by attaching it to two wooden cleats at either end. The ruler is the perfect thickness to securely hold tape measure clips.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Jar Twine Dispenser

Punch a hole or use a canning jar lid with a hole in it to store twine. Feed the end of the twine through the hole for a no-fuss dispenser.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Binder Clip Hardware Holder

Use binder clips to keep track of small hardware pieces like washers and bolts. If you want to be super organized, add a label to one side of the metal ring that denotes the size of the washer or bolt.


Photo By: Debbie Wolfe

Foam Sharp Tool Holder

This tool holder was made from a spare piece of thick insulation glued to a board. Jab drill bits and other sharp tool into the foam board for easy access and cleanup.




Information Courtesy of Debbie and Mark Wolfe – DIY Network  


Leave a Reply