Mom Found This Old Bucket - Then Transformed It In Clever Ways That Has Her Neighbors Jealous
Marilyn Caylor 4/7/2016
Tubs and buckets are good for more than just carrying water!
Attach a bucket sideways to a wooden post and use it to store gloves and a garden hose. How clever!
Transform old galvanized washing tubs into bucket chairs!
Organize Outside Toys
Toys that are lying on the patio or in the backyard can be a hazard if you accidentally step on them. Toss them all into categorized buckets so they can be taken out and put back with ease.
Display Your House Numbers
Forget boring numbers painted on the side of the street or on your mailbox. Display your house address on painted buckets filled with gorgeous greenery. Instructions on this DIY project can be found here.
Picnic Beverage Station
This is the ultimate in picnic organization! Smaller buckets hold utensils and cups, while a larger container at the bottom is transformed into an ice bucket for beverages! Learn how to make it here.
Use large oblong tubs and even larger greenery to make tall hedge walls. This gives you a little bit of privacy so you can create your own secret garden!
If you've always wanted a pond full of koi and water lilies, there's no need to spend thousands of dollars to have an expensive hole dug in the ground. Use a large container tub to make your own DIY above-the-ground pond! Instructions for this project can be found here.
Raised Garden Beds
Container tubs are great for creating raised gardens in your backyard or patio. Just fill it with dirt and your favorite plants!
Bucket Planter Art
This topsy turvy bucket arrangement will turn your ideas of gardening on its side! If you're going to plant something, you may as well do it with some creative flair.
Cute Porch Decor
Old buckets are perfect for holding firewood and dried pine cones. Arrange them in a corner for a pretty woodland theme.
Cascading Waterfall Flowers
Hang a galvanized bucket on it's side. As the plant grows, it will naturally gravitate down and create a beautiful waterfall of flowers.
Garden Tealight Planter
Combine the best of both worlds - a floating tealight bucket and plants! This is sure to evoke a feeling of magic right when the setting sun slips past the horizon.
Outdoor Fire Pit
Indoor fireplaces are soothing and relaxing. During the summer months, take that feeling outside by creating an outdoor fire pit with a bucket that's been enclosed in a rock garden.
Buckets and washing tubs can be used for so much more than carrying sand at the beach or giving your pet dog a bath. From making a gorgeous pond to pretty floating tealight decorations, you're sure to find something you can try in your own backyard.