Make Dad a Firewood Tote

Treat dad to a handmade tote that makes getting the fire stocked a breeze.
DIY Firewood Tote

DIY Firewood Tote

Hauling wood to the fire is no longer a chore when you have a tote that makes it easy.

If you are like us, there is nothing better than sitting around a fire in the garden during the evening. Fires help to set the mood, keep bugs at bay and transform the garden into an outdoor living space. Whether you are roasting weenies, making s'mores or just sitting back mesmerized by the flames, many memories are made around these fires.

At least several times per night, my husband is found gathering armfuls of wood from the wood pile to refuel the flames. This year for Father's Day, we thought that it would be a great idea to make his job easier and make him a tote for the firewood.

This garden-inspired tote was a fun project that took only a couple of hours to complete. Duck cloth was used for its durability and strength. Handles were crafted from birch branches in the yard. I had no idea that this firewood tote would cause such a commotion as to whose turn it was to go and get the wood! Here is the supply list to get you started on a tote of your own.

Supply List:

  • 1 1/4 yards of duck cloth
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Two 20-inch lengths of matching branch
  • Marking pen
  • Yard stick/measuring tape

Now take a peek at the gallery below for the full step-by-step tutorial:

Firewood Tote How-To

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DIY Firewood Tote

Gather Your Supplies

Cut the Fabric

Cut the Branches

Create the Handle

Trace First

Openings at Both Ends

Stitch the Side

Pin it in Place

Sew the Oval

Return to the Half Oval

Add the Handle

Trim Loose Threads

Gather the Wood

Scoop it Up

Author's NoteIf you don't sew, you could try using permanent fabric glue in place of the stitching.

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