What You’ll Need
Begin with a simple terra cotta pot. The aluminum one I used is about 14 inches in diameter.
Paint it a pretty color if you’re feeling fancy.
Next, working in a large bowl or bucket, mix together enough sand and mineral oil to fill your pot. You’ll want to use enough oil so that your sand is fairly evenly coated. It should stick together but still have a “crumbly-ish” texture. Place your favourite hand tools down into the sand when you’re done with them. Each time, they’ll get a little sharper (kind of like when you use sand paper to sharpen kitchen scissors) and they’ll be coated in just enough oil to keep them rust free! It’s magic.
“Contessa” says….. it’s easy – peezy!!