Holiday DIY Ideas with 5 Gallon Buckets

Oct 20th 2021

Halloween Costumes with 5 Gallon Buckets

When it comes to the idea of a holiday, Halloween is probably in a league of its own. For once, it’s not one of those non-working holidays and it’s a major bummer if it falls on a school day cause the kids will have a shorter time for trick or treating. However, Halloween has shown that just because it’s not one of those non-working holidays, it doesn’t that it’s not as important. Halloween is known for transforming towns, cities, and people because of its spooky allure. People go out of their way to dress up in spooky costumes, decorate the town with spooky decorations and share scary stories. It’s also one of those holidays where spending can be a bit too much because of the costumes.

Halloween costumes are the hallmark of the holiday. It’s a symbol of people embracing what it culturally means while also being able to hang loose once in a while. It’s also a way for people to express their wilder ideas to the world without any judgment because of the spirit of the holiday. But, with great expression comes a price. A normal Halloween costume can go around $30 to $50, it’s also important to note that the cheaper the costume is, the easier it breaks. It’s also important to remember that it’s a big no-no to repeat one’s costume, it’s the best way to become the biggest hater of Halloween. Another way to express the Halloween spirit is to fill the house with Halloween decorations, which is also another expensive endeavor. To counter that expense, 5 Gallon Buckets are here to help make Halloween a bit lighter.

Halloween Costumes

Whether if it’s expensive or not, the idea of a Halloween costume is to be someone fun. Sure, the general goal is to be spooky, but that doesn’t stop people from wearing superhero costumes during Halloween. So, with enough creative ideas, a 5 Gallon Bucket can become a great material for a Halloween Costume. A 5 Gallon Bucket can be turned into a mask for a robot costume, just cut some holes for the eyes and nose. They are also great candy containers for trick and treating.

Halloween Lawn Decorations


Pumpkins are the go-to base materials for Jack o lanterns. The problem with pumpkins is that they are fragile and hard to carve. They are also quite costly since they don’t last and have to be made every Halloween. Traditions are usually the reasons for such an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, but that doesn’t mean that they are no room for innovation. A great alternative for pumpkins is 5 Gallon Buckets. Just carve the jack o lantern face on the 5 Gallon Bucket and paint it orange. 5 Gallon Buckets also do not rot and can be used on multiple Halloweens.

Thanksgiving Decorations with 5 Gallon Buckets

Thanksgiving is a very important holiday since it’s a presage to Christmas. It usually determines the hype and joy that Christmas will bring, this is also why Black Friday Sales are so potent. Thanksgiving is also one of those Holidays that don’t have a lot of obvious decorations but they are do add a lot of color to the house and town since they follow the autumn design. However, as mentioned, decorations can cost a lot and they are only used once a year. But just because it's expensive, doesn’t mean that the cheaper alternative is bad. Here’s a great Thanksgiving Themed DIY Decoration using 5 Gallon Bucket

Turkey Lawn Decoration

Thanksgiving decorations aren’t known to be flashy because of their autumn palette, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be cute. A Turkey lawn Decoration perfectly screams Thanksgiving while also being simple and easy to do. First, paint a 5 Gallon Bucket to brown for that turkey’s body, then add a stick or metal pole with some googly eyes for the head. Lastly, add the paper feathers on the back of the bucket to complete the Turkey Lawn Decoration.

Christmas Decorations with 5 Gallon Buckets

Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. It’s the perfect end of any year, and it’s the time to reflect on what made the year great and what awesome plans next year will bring. It’s also the most decorated holiday of all the year. Christmas Trees, Santa Claus, Snowmen, the list goes on and on. But it’s also important to remember that Christmas only comes once a year, and the Christmas decorations can be a bit pricey. However, there is an alternative, a DIY alternative. Here are some Christmas DIY Decoration Ideas using 5 Gallon Buckets,

Christmas Tree Decorative Base

A Christmas Tree’s base is one of the easiest to lose and to break. They carry the weight of the tree and they have the least overall presence. They also come in a set, so once the base is broken, the whole tree is unusable. A great way to fix this is to make a new one, a new Christmas Tree base using 5 Gallon Buckets. First, fill the 5 Gallon Bucket with cement and plant the tree on the cement. Wait for it to cool down and voila, a new Christmas Tree Base is born. The good thing about 5 Gallon Buckets is that they can be easily customized, add some Christmas stickers, or paint the base with some Christmas themes.

Snowman made out 5 Gallon Buckets

A snowman is one of the most iconic displays of Christmas. It’s made up of snow and a lot of Christmas cheer. Everyone who gets snow on Christmas understands the importance of the snowman. But, what about the states that don’t get snow. What about them?

Well, here’s a great DIY project for that. First, get at least 3 5 Gallon Buckets with lids and stack them on each other to create the snowman body. Then add the arms using wooden sticks and add a snowman face on the top bucket.

5 Gallon Buckets are the Perfect Buckets for Holiday DIY Projects

Holiday DIY Projects are a great way to save a lot of money especially when said holiday requires some gift-giving. It’s a perfect way to spend the holidays while also understanding the value of money.

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