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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.
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.
After staining the rope, I hung it to dry so I could handle it without staining my hands.
Then, ran the rope through the pulley to attach the buckets to each side.
Double knotting the rope to the bucket handles secured them onto the pulley.
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

Ask the creator about this project

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

    Great idea! How do you hang the pulley?

  • 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!

    • Mcgypsy9
      on Sep 15, 2017

      Just curious what your other reason is? I just picked up a pulley at Kirklands but I've seen a lot of them at our antique mall too.

  • Mcgypsy9
    on Sep 15, 2017

    This is a simple but adorable use for the pulley! I am just using mine as table decor but now I need ...well 2 more! Wouldn't this be so cute hanging in a wooden well? I want one on my porch and one in the garden!

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