Use for plastic floral pails

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My local store was giving away the big plastic pails that they keep fresh flowers in. I couldn't pass up free, but I don't know what to make with them. I'd like to make something for my deck, any suggestions?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 06, 2016
    Yes paint them in a variety of color. Put drainage holes in them add your soil and make different container plantings.Use plant stands or even pots so you have symetry to the eye.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 06, 2016
    Uses are endless .., holding garden tools and kneeling pads, corral kids bats and balls or lawn games, turn upside down for chair side tables around a bonfire , stabilize groceries in the trunk on the way back from the store , roll up towels and store them poolside. You could even use them for plantings or hauling things to the dump or for recycling containers
  • Liz Straughn Liz Straughn on May 07, 2016
    Spray paint them. Then, turn over and make cushions for extra seating or foot stools. Or, if you need/want extra storage, leave them right side up and cut round pieces of wood slightly larger than the opening, and use as a lid. Then, make your cushions to fit the lid.
  • Lindy Lindy on May 07, 2016
    I have a metal antiques copper one that I use for umbrellas--it's perfect and you could paint yours anyway that would fit into your home!
  • Elizabeth Roy Elizabeth Roy on May 07, 2016
    Hang it next to your outside faucet to hold a hose and/or garden tools. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage. Or with holes for drainage, next to the grill to hold grilling utensils.
  • Allinthefamilysingers Allinthefamilysingers on May 07, 2016
    WE CUT A ROUND PIECE OF WOOD AND PLACED ON TOP OF IT THEN PAINTED TIC TAC TOE GAME WITH PAINTED ROCKS FOR PLAYING PIECES. WE PLACED A LARGE METAL BOWL IN THE TOP AND THIS HOLDS OUR ROCKS AND WE CAN THEN USE IT FOR A CHILDS STOOL AS NEEDED GOOD LUCK DHALL
  • Lynn Palmatier Lynn Palmatier on May 08, 2016
    Make a cushion of the top by adding padding and fabric. Spray paint the base in a color that is in the fabric or a shade or 2 different. Wala! Portable stool with storage. Use outdoor fabric and it can be used while in the garden and store your hand tools for the garden..... If you have no lid, you can make a wooden one and cover that. You will need to create a base that will fit into your bucket. Another thought, I have seen buckets used in a garden between plantings, partially buried. You should use a lid to keep out debris Small holes are drilled around the bottom and up the side, to allow water to drip into the garden bed at the roots. Put water in the bucket when you water.
  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on May 12, 2016
    I saw a craft not to long ago that you could do. put a brick or to inside or something to take up some room plus to give it some stability then fill with sand. Then lay some shells, small drift wood pieces, seaweed. Then get a round piece of glass like you wood get a walmart to put on those 3 leg tables. It's cheap. Place on top of container. Now you have a nice side table to go beside a couple of chairs on your deck.. You could even spray the pot with paint made for plastic to the color you want.