Got any buckets lying around your garage? They’re almost part of the furniture, right?
In fact, these buckets are actually pretty useful–they come in handy when gardening or working in the yard. They can be used to catch rain water, carry tools, and use for a rubbish bin. There are also lots of ways to re-purpose buckets. They’re strong, versatile, and if you use your imagination, they can be just about anything you want them to be.
Apart from everyday uses, there other many ways we can give the ordinary bucket a second life. These 7 clever ways to re-use buckets will get you going. Try out these great projects yourself!
1. An off-the-grid washing machine
2. A bucket beehive to enliven the declining bee population
Worried about the decline in the bee population? They pollinate our crops and are essential to our well-being, but due to widespread pesticide use, their existence is threatened. You can help save the bees, one hive at a time. All you have to do is create this bucket-home for the bees to make a hive in.
3. This bucket air conditioner will keep you cool in summer
4. Ingenius bike panniers to carry your groceries home and get some exercise at the same time!
5. Bucket shelves to organize the kids’ sports equipment
Recycle garage buckets of the same size and stack them up to make a bucket shelf. Don’t forget to secure them together well. A great way to organize that messy garage so you can see all of your great sports equipment or tools.
6. This bucket speaker will liven up your music
You don’t need an expensive speaker system when you can create cool sounds with a plastic bucket. This boombox is fun and has great acoustics for when you’re on a picnic and you want to listen to your favorite tunes.
7. A cool glowing ice bucket centerpiece
8. Bucket shelves
An atmospheric glowing ice bucket for night barbecues and parties. With a transparent ice bucket, a few LED throwies or glowing lights, plastic wrap and wood makes for a very exciting DIY project.