How to make a toolbox card

This little toolbox is perfect for birthdays and Father’s Day. Scroll down to find our step-by-step instructions and your free downloadable template!

How to make a toolbox card

Get crafty this Father’s Day (or for a mechanic Mum) with this fab toolbox card, which you can fill with a hammer, screwdriver and saw! This card is perfect for DIY lovers and is so easy to create, using our handy template, which you can find below.

Craft the toolbox from your recipient’s favourite colours, then add metal brads for a realistic-looking finishing touch.

How to make a toolbox card

Shopping List:

Your basic card making kit, plus

  • Blue, cream, red and white card
  • Red textured card
  • Toolbox card template (see below)
  • Small circle punches
  • Blue fineliner pens

Download your free toolbox card template:

To download the template, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save/download the PDF. The PDF contains one template.

Toolbox card template


Step 1

Cover your folded card blank with red card. Use the template to cut the whole card into a toolbox shape, then open out the card and cut the aperture in the card front.

Step 2

Add red textured card to the corners and handle of the toolbox shape. Add three punched circles of cream card to each corner to look like rivets.

Step 3

Use your template to paper piece the hammer, screwdriver and saw shapes. Doodle around the edges of the shapes then add them to your card, fixed in place behind the shaped aperture. You can support the tool shapes with sticky foam pads where they overlap the edges of the aperture.

Step 4

Cut a panel of white card and add squares of blue card with your ‘DIY’ message. Punch four circles of blue card, draw a blue line across the centre of each one and add one to each corner of your message panel.

Step 5

Add a piece of blue card to your card front at a quirky angle, then layer your message panel on top using sticky foam pads.