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Bucket Planter

Summer annuals and outdoor herbs are pretty much finished for the winter months. So, I had these two galvanized buckets to put away. But, I was lucky to get this wonderful pulley from my husband and I just had to put it to use right away!
Attaching the buckets could make an all season planter.
All that is needed is the pulley, two buckets, and a rope to hang them. That's it! It's easy DIY and cute farmhouse style decor at the front entrance.
  • bucket planter, gardening
The scrap rope I had was too light to look as aged as the rest of my materials. I dyed it in a black walnut bath that I reserved from my walnut shell project that you can see here.
  • bucket planter, gardening
After staining the rope, I hung it to dry so I could handle it without staining my hands.
  • bucket planter, gardening
Then, ran the rope through the pulley to attach the buckets to each side.
  • bucket planter, gardening
Double knotting the rope to the bucket handles secured them onto the pulley.
  • bucket planter, gardening
For the holiday season, I added some seasonal sprigs to add color to the front entrance. What's great about this new fixture is how it can be decorated for every season. I can already envision flowing buckets of flowers in the spring and summer.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Pulley   (Amazon)
  • Galvanized Buckets   (Target)
  • Rope   (Walmart)

To see more: http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2016/11/farmhouse-pulley-and-bucket-planter.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Felicia
    Felicia Warner Robins, GA
    on Dec 13, 2016

    Great idea! How do you hang the pulley?

    • Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
      Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations Saratoga Springs, NY
      on Dec 13, 2016

      I just hung it on the wrought iron plant hanger I have up outdoors. You can find them at any garden area of Walmart, and other stores. Hope that helps!

  • Connie Wark
    Connie Wark Belmont, MI
    on Dec 13, 2016

    Love this! I have an old wooden pull I took from my father's barn after his death and have not found a use for it. This will be perfect! Also have an Ole oil can I could use instead of a pail! So excited now!

  • Darlene Bingham
    Darlene Bingham Stanley, NC
    on Dec 18, 2016

    Got to get me a pulley now. Love this!!!

  • Toni Johnson
    Toni Johnson Bethel, MN
    on Jan 4, 2017

    I have been looking for a pulley for a different reason, but now I need 2! This is so very cute, I love it!

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