10 Creative Ways to Repurpose 5-Gallon Buckets

10 Creative Ways to Repurpose 5-Gallon Buckets #DIY

5-gallon plastic buckets are great for use in your home, garden, and workshop due to their durability and size. Whether you want to help the environment, or work on a fun DIY project, check out these creative uses for 5 gallon plastic buckets.

1. Portable Art Studio

Portable Art Studio

Use the Bucket Boss (tool belt designed to fit around a 5 gallon bucket) to organize art supplies and art tools in a portable way. (via One Orange Giraffe)

2. 5-Gallon Bucket Swing

5-Gallon Bucket Swing

Turn an ordinary bucket into an affordable toddler swing! (Tutorial: Instructables)

3. Bucket into a Bird House

Bucket into a Bird House

This is such a clever idea. If I was a bird, I would definitely want to call this “home”. (Tutorial: Blue Roof Cabin)

4. Solar Powered Air Cooler

Solar Powered Air Cooler

This air cooler is great for home, the workplace, and camping. (Tutorial: Survival Life)

5. Portable Potty

Portable Potty

Make your own potty using a bucket, a section of pool noodle and a trash bag. Ideal for camping and long car trips. (via Budget101)

6. Homemade Umbrella Stand

Homemade Umbrella Stand

Make an inexpensive umbrella stand from 5 gallon bucket with concrete inside. (Tutorial: HubPages)

7. Upside Down Tomato Planter

Upside Down Tomato Planter

Upside down tomatoes save space and are more accessible. (Details: Gardening Know How)

8. Chicken Feeder from 5-Gallon Bucket

Chicken Feeder from 5-Gallon Bucket

If you have backyard chickens, you can use buckets as chicken feeders and waterers. (Tutorial: Bless this Mess)

9. Make a Side Table

Make a Stylish Side Table

Transform old buckets into the super stylish and functional side tables. (Tutorial: Ohoh Blog)

10. Bucket Seats

Bucket seats

Use as additional seating and extra storage. Would be great for the kids’ rooms and/or a classroom. (via Pinterest)

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