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DIY Ideas with 5 Gallon Buckets

Posted by Marc Allen Matthew Tan on Oct 1st 2021

DIY Toddler Swing using 5 Gallon Buckets

Playgrounds are a great source of fun for kids and kids at heart. They are a great way to encourage children to be more active and a way to take them out of screentime. However, playgrounds cost a lot of money and they require a bit of space. This also means that houses that have playgrounds have a backyard which is quite rare these days. There are mini playground builds that can be built inside smaller houses but they still have the cost problem, but that can be fixed with a DIY project.

A swing is a perfect indoor and outdoor playground toy/attraction since it can be easily modified in terms of height and swing distance. They are also perfect for DIY projects since they can be easily made using a 5 Gallon Bucket, rope, and elbow grease. Cut some holes on the bottom part of the bucket to create a swing seat and cut more holes on the side for the rope support. Tie the rope to a sturdy part of the house then voila, a DIY Swing is born.

DIY Mouse Trap using 5 Gallon Buckets

Mice are probably the most resilient animals in the world. They are small, resourceful, and have a very strong sense of survival. They are also the biggest source of pain and annoyance to farmers, food factories, and even families. Mice and rats destroy harvests, equipment, and even property, they also bring in famine and diseases that can incapacitate people and even a whole town. There are effective mouse traps but most of these are hard to set up, can cause problems to other people and animals, and some of them have inhumane tendencies.

That is why a DIY Mouse Traps using 5 Gallon Buckets is a perfect, humane way to take care of the rats and mice problem. 5 Gallon Buckets are great since they are big and wide, which is great for trapping small creatures. The DIY Mouse Trap using 5 Gallon Bucket goes like this, add a slippery plank on top of the bucket. The plank can be coated with something sweet like honey so the mice will be attracted to it and also can easily slip off and fall in the bucket. Support the bucket’s sides with bricks so that the bucket will not tip-off from the constant movement of the mice and rats inside the bucket.

DIY Washing Machine using 5 Gallon Buckets

Washing Machines are a testament to the advancements in science and engineering. It is a machine that washes clothes, disposes the dirt from the cloth, and works well with detergent to give clothes that awesome new wash smell. However, great engineering comes with a great price. Washing machines are pretty pricey, that is why laundromats are a still thing. Washing machines also consume a lot of water which is an added expense to a person’s home bills.

A great way to save a lot of money while also having great and clean clothes is to create a cost-effective, and fun washing machine. To make this DIY Washing Machine, 3 items are needed. 1st is a 5 Gallon Bucket to hold the water and clothes. 2nd is a plunger, to agitate the clothes and water. 3rd is the Gallon’s lid to keep everything in place. Cut a hole on the lid to make way for the plunger’s handle, then put the plunger inside the bucket and close it with the lid with the plunger’s handle sticking out. The method is similar to a butter churner, but instead of churning milk to make butter, it churns the soapy water and clothes for a full wash.

DIY Patio Umbrella Stand using 5 Gallon Buckets

Patios are probably one of the most chill places in the world. They are designed to give homeowners that awesome view of their backyard and also a great place for outdoor parties. A complete patio set is composed of chairs, tables, plants, and the ever-iconic patio umbrella. A patio umbrella completes the patio look since it’s the main source of shade from the sun and it’s also the provider of that relaxing feeling of a vacation. However, a patio umbrella needs a patio umbrella stand, and patio umbrella stands are pretty much one of the most annoying patio items around.

Patio Umbrella Stands are the easiest patio item to lose since they are usually made of plastic and they are small. They can be broken by the weight of the umbrella or they can be swept away by floods. However, there is a way to keep a patio umbrella stand and it’s the DIY route. To create the DIY Patio Umbrella, one would need a 5-gallon bucket, a patio umbrella, and cement. Fill the bucket with cement and place the patio umbrella on the cement-filled bucket. Wait for the cement to harden a bit so that it can copy the patio umbrella’s handle, then remove the patio umbrella so it won’t get stuck on the cement. Once the cement hardens, the cement-filled 5 Gallon Bucket can now be used as a DIY Patio Umbrella Stand.

DIY Bucket Chairs using 5 Gallon Buckets

Chairs are basic household furniture. Its basic utility is also the source of a home’s power to provide comfort because chairs are the ultimate provider of comfort. (This does not reflect all ofepackagesupply’sview on chairs, but they do provide awesome comfort after a hard day’s work) However, as the comfort rises so do the prices. The most ergonomically comfortable chair also comes with the most anti-wallet-friendly price that can easily take out the comfort in any home. This is why a great balance in comfort and price is to make one out of cost-effective materials

A bucket chair may sound like a very simple DIY project and it’s because it is. Just flip a 5 Gallon Bucket and attach a cushion on the top and voila, a DIY Bucket Chair is born. But that doesn’t mean it should end there. Creativity is the key to creating something new and exciting. One can learn the ways to make a simple DIY Bucket Chair using 5 Gallon Buckets into a more awesome chair. The possibilities are endless.

DIY is the Way!

DIY in its most basic form is like a white canvas. It has a lot of potentials and the only way to achieve that potential is to start doing it!

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