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3 Creative Uses for a Bucket

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Footstool or Child’s Seat

These buckets are also great little footstools or seats for a child. Glue a cheerful fabric around the outside of the bucket. Cut several layers of quilt batting to fit the top of the lid, or use a mound of fiberfill stuffing. Cut a circle of your fabric several inches larger than the lid and glue neatly over the padding, folding the excess fabric to the inside of the lid. You can store yarn or needlework projects inside, toys, or magazines.

 

 Gift Baskets

The idea of themed "gift baskets" seems to be gaining in popularity. Choose a theme, such as bath products, coffee or tea items, movie night, office supplies, "care package" to a college student, etc. Decorate the bucket as above, and use it as your gift "basket" - stick a removable bow on the lid, or tie it to the handle -- the recipient gets not only a gift but a useable container.

 

Gardening Aid by Pat, Niantic, CT

My husband saves all those 5-gallon buckets and even brings them home from the dump--they are great when weeding the garden and just throw all the weeds, etc., in them. They hold top soil, peat moss, sand, compost for gardening. Our friend uses them for his farm--gathering cow manure, apple drops, and holding veggies. You can even use to use as table legs (just add plywood top to four upturned buckets). Just use your imagination!

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When I was moving I used the 5 gallon pails to pack my China in,,sturdy and stack able. The guys would stack them and nothing got broke,I still have these pails and they come in use quit often,a ice chest,,cooler,, is good for moving your China tooo

I would like to see pics also. You have pics of everything else why not the buckets?

Would really like to see photo's of the completed buckets. Visual aid is always so helpful. Thank You

I found them to be perfect for brining pickles this past summer - it took two for a bushel of cucumbers.

It would be good if I could see the photo's !!Please?

I love the idea to make the child's stool. Does any know where I can buy these buckets cheap?

Try your local bakery. they may sell them for a nominal price. Or try a home improvement store. They carry them but you may have to paint them.

Try a grocery store with an in store bakery. Our Price Chopper is delighted to give them away. Somestimes they do run out, so I try to call ahead.

try your local restaurant they may have some and I know the place I work at if you ask for one we give them away at no charge.

I use cat litter buckets for lots of different things. If you don't have a cat I,m sure you know someone who does. Getting them to part with their buckest might be hard though.

Because I have a large selection of kitchen utensils, they no longer fit in the crock that I had for them. I went to the Dollar Tree store and found a Hallmark metal Easter pail (it was white with tiny solid pastel colored eggs on it). It holds all my utensils with room to spare and is easy to clean. Not bad for a dollar!

has anyone ever thought to use a pot for a plant as a salt spredder in the winter? It has holes in the bottom and its just the right size for the hand. Just scoop the salt from the bag and shake side to side on your sidewalk or driveway.

I have also used a small storage tote foe a foot stool covered the lid with batting fabric. It makes for a great duel purpose ottoman!

I use three and five gallon buckets as containers for planting. I've grown tomatoes, lettuce and herbs in them so far. I use one in the garage to hold rags and another stores wheat for my grain mill. I thought about making a footstool from one, but haven't... this inspires me to do it! Has anyone successfully painted them?

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