Bucket Planter

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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.
Suggested materials:
  • Pulley   (Amazon)
  • Galvanized Buckets   (Target)
  • Rope   (Walmart)
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
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  • Nina Li Nina Li on Dec 16, 2018

    What kind of plant is that? It’s very pretty.

  • Monica Klink Monica Klink on Dec 16, 2018

    I'd really like to try this project ! Just wanted to ask what did you use at the end of the rope ? It looks like a little piece of wood

  • Judy Judy on Dec 11, 2019

    What did you hang the pulley from?

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  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 16, 2020

    I like this project..........very pretty and up to date!!

  • Zeze Zeze on Nov 19, 2021

    I love this!!! Its perfect with the stone wall..Reminds me of home when I was a little girl!! I must do this..thank you for sharing!!