How To Make Gardening Tools At Home: Handheld Dibber

How To Make Gardening Tools At Home: Handheld Dibber

Interested in how to make gardening tools at home? Need a seedling planter for your garden? Want to make a simple DIY project for your gardening enthusiast? In this episode in the House of Hacks series’ on DIY gardening tools, Harley shows how to make a handheld dibber, also known as a dibbler. Springtime is upon us and making homemade gardening tools can be an easy workshop project for either yourself or a loved one. The dibber is an especially easy-to-make DIY tool to help plant seeds and seedlings that requires minimal tools and time and is particularly suited for kids and beginners. These simple tools make great gifts for the gardener in your life.

How to make a long dibber:

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  1. jaquu on August 22, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Nice! Now show what to put with that! Tomato!

  2. Seamstressed on August 22, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    It’s so pretty! Nice job! 😀

  3. George Christofi on August 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Now I’m going to have to build some raised beds so I will have a use for my dibber!

  4. peter penca on August 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    really liked the idea of flattening with the forstner and a dowel for a strong joint. thanks for sharing.

  5. Legion of Weirdos - ADHD & more - Christopher Mast on August 22, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Is this where "calling dibs" comes from? I wonder.

  6. House of Hacks on August 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    If you liked this, you might like it’s companion: How to make a long dibber:

  7. Rosh Sillars - Photographer on August 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Good job presenting how to make a dibber. I don’t have a lathe, but you’ve given me some ideas.

  8. Suzy Valentin Realtor on August 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I Love Planting, great idea Harley!

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