Make Your Own Firewood Carrier

Create a handy (and stylish!) firewood tote just in time for winter weather by simply repurposing a rug.

DIY Firewood Tote

DIY Firewood Tote

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Materials Needed

  • 2x4 flat-weave rug
  • no-sew hem tape
  • 1 1/2" diameter wooden dowel
  • small hack saw
  • iron
  • scissors

Prepare Rug

Lay the rug flat and iron out any folds or creases (Image 1). Then, remove the fringe from the edges of the rug (Image 2).

Hem Edges

Fold the edge of the rug over 4 inches, leaving a "rod pocket" for the dowel. Fuse the rug together with no-sew hem tape and an iron. Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Fold Over & Hem Edges

Step 3: Fold Over & Hem Edges

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cut Out Handle

To create a space for your hand to grab the dowel, remove a rectangle of the "rod pocket" at the center using scissors. Repeat on the other side. 

Step 4: Cut Out Handle

Step 4: Cut Out Handle

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cut Dowel for Handle

Using a small hack saw, cut the dowel down to 6 inches wider than your rug. Repeat so you have a dowel for each side of the tote.

Step 5: Cut Dowel for Handle

Step 5: Cut Dowel for Handle

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Slide Dowel Into Pocket

Slide the pre-cut dowels into each "pocket". Keep your new tote handy for times when the fire calls for fresh firewood.

Step 6: Slide Dowel Into Pocket

Step 6: Slide Dowel Into Pocket

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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