Asked on May 4, 2016

How can I decorate these bucket planters?



I have 5 buckets with herbs & tomatoes growing in them but I hate the orange & the Home Depot logo, I tried wrapping them in burlap, it looked good for about a month, then got all stained....
Tomato plant growing in SIP, self watering buckets from Home Depot.
15 answers
  • Carol
    on May 5, 2016

    Buy a spray can of paint that works on plastic

  • Pat
    on May 5, 2016

    I'm also using Home Depot buckets for tomatoes. I'm leaving the handles on the buckets in case I need to move them to follow the sun. My plan is to paint the buckets before planting using "oops" paint from Home Depot.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett
    on May 5, 2016

    Just spray paint and decal. To make it attractive. Seal with clear spray. Glue fake flowers on...they last several seasons! Hugs

  • Lindalovie55
    on May 5, 2016

    Laminate small pictures of ladybirds then cut to shape then glue on pots

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on May 5, 2016

    Agreed just spray paint them.

  • Cathy
    on May 5, 2016

    You could also use the spray stone paint on them to give them a texture. Just make sure it adheres to plastic or spray them with a coat of plastic primer paint first.

  • Barbara
    on May 5, 2016

    A Pinner on Pinterest (can't find the post) wrapped buckets with rope and gorilla glue for a more rustic look if that appeals to you. I'm pretty sure they wrapped the handles too but since I can't find the post I'm not sure.

  • Karen W
    Karen W
    on May 5, 2016

    Have you considered trying some thin set mortar on the buckets and placing small stones in the mortar all over to make them look like a round cottage? You could even put a small fairy door and/or mock window inserted in the stone to make it look more like a "house."

  • Jane Perry Johnson
    Jane Perry Johnson
    on May 5, 2016

    I spray painted my buckets in beachy colors, then wrapped them in a natural rope (to look nautical) and then glued on larger shells and starfish over the rope. I use them to put towels in for near the pool.

  • MN Mom
    MN Mom
    on May 5, 2016

    Spray paint them with Krylon Fusion paint and then hand stencil a pattern or the name of the plant that is in each bucket.

  • Jane Perry Johnson
    Jane Perry Johnson
    on May 5, 2016

    See photo below.

    , Here is a small one my sister in law did for goggles and pool toys for the grandkids I
  • Merri Jo Ounan
    Merri Jo Ounan
    on May 5, 2016

    I grow tomatoes the same way, but made sure to buy the white, food-safe buckets. Mine have lasted through 4 seasons and still look new.

  • Bluemyrtle45
    on May 5, 2016

    I liked the post a couple weeks ago where they used wood pieces placed vertically then pieces around the top. End result is a bucket that looks like a wooden planter.

  • Sandra
    on May 8, 2016

    You could wrap burlap around it and tie it with brown twin. Imthinkmthat would look nice. And now burlap,comes in colors, if you would like colors. I think I would simply likemthemregular old burlap.

  • Mikejillnelson
    on May 9, 2016

    I would agree that burlap or a similar fabric would be the easiest and cheapest idea. Painting after you've planted will be a pain...If you do paint, make sure you use an outdoor paint!

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