How to Make Your Own Compost Bin {DIY}

A compost pile is something I tried my hand at once before. I decided that I did not need to spend the money on a compost bin, so I just started a tiny pile in the corner of our yard. That was all well and good until my giant German Shepherd starting digging into it. She may have even pooped on it..HA! That was the end of my first attempt at composting.
Attempt numero dos. My brother-in-law from da Burgh and I were talking compost over the weekend. He talked about the great soil and minimal garbage output they have incurred since starting to compost. The composting promise land! The hamster wheel started turning once more. A-ha! I will make a compost bin out of a laundry basket. Don't ask me how my twisted mind and I got the idea *shrug*.
The finished laundry basket or compost bin;-)
The compost bin in LIVE action:)
Van gogh paintology chalk paint in Bole and Confidence.
Feeding the new compost bin!

Heather Paulding
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  • Heather Paulding Heather Paulding on Jun 18, 2014
    Well thank you mam! Xo

  • Laurie Shetka Monasmith Laurie Shetka Monasmith on Jul 23, 2019

    You should never, ever, paint a compost bin or add any kind of paper products to your compost. Items treated with chemicals will leach those chemicals into your compost and your garden plants will absorb them. Not only is this bad for your plants but when you eat those plants you are putting those toxic chemicals into your body.