Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bucket Decorating Ideas

We love galvanized buckets and tubs. Here are some of our favorite decorating ideas for DIY crafters using metal buckets. With millions of uses, metal buckets make timeless and practical decorations. The secret to decorating with galvanized and metal buckets is to make them useful and to be creative. There are no rules or guidelines. 

Storage is most popular way to use a galvanized bucket for decorating. You can store literally anything in galvanized buckets. Elizabeth invites us into her crafty home to see how she uses buckets for functional storage and rustic chic home decor. 

Elizabeth loves incorporating colorful vintage buttons into her sewing creations and storing them in small buckets that give her easy access to the color she wants. Small buckets make perfect colorful button holders. Small buckets are convenient for uncluttered paperclips, candy, pens, and marbles. When it comes to bucket decoration think simple. One or three buckets can really do the trick. You want to eliminate clutter with galvanized bucket decorating; not add to it. Our next bucket is an expert example of successful pen organizing and home decor. 

Our smallest chalkboard bucket is pictured here (of the five available sizes). What's not to love about small galvanized chalkboard buckets?  Elizabeth practices brilliant hand lettering with special pens. Keeping her pens in a bucket makes them easy to use. A chalkboard bucket begging for personalized letters is the perfect accent to her home. 

 Elizabeth uses buckets for storing old flour sacks that she uses to make traditional Appalachian quilts. The colorful turquoise bucket brings cheer into her dining room. It's handy to bring out when she needs it and otherwise she keeps it on a shelf. Galvanized buckets with handles are also great for keeping socks, fabric, sewing supplies, markers, teas and cleaning supplies. 

Elizabeth uses a galvanized wash tub for storing her yarn. Crafty! We think it's the best yarn storage idea we've seen! Large metal buckets and tubs make great organization and storage containers for blankets, clothing, shoes, garden supplies, pet supplies, and toys. 

Large metal buckets are also great for bringing in wood to keep by the stove. 


Decorating with buckets makes humans and cats alike happy. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Wrapping" your Christmas gifts in buckets!

Are you tired of wrapping your gifts every year in the same old boring wrapping paper? Me too! Even when I buy a new roll of wrapping paper, I feel like my gifts look the same every year. Then it hit me! Why not try "wrapping" gifts in a bucket?

Displaying an assortment of gifts in a bucket is not only a cool way to showcase the items, but also practical because the bucket is a gift in itself! From washing your car or mopping the floor to storing items in the garage or stashing some cold beverages on ice, everyone can find a handy use for a quality bucket!

This metal bucket is a beautiful hunter green color and I filled it with a variety of items any man on your gift list would love! I filled the bucket with flashlights, lanterns, a few assorted tools, work gloves and other like items and topped it all off with a festive bow tied to the bucket handle.

Another neat idea to give your gift bucket a finished look is to wrap the bucket in clear cellophane and tie it all together with a ribbon or bow.

We offer a wide variety of colors, so you're sure to find the perfect bucket for anyone on your Christmas list this year! Choosing the items to fill the bucket is fun too! Happy bucket filling!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Beans growing in a galvanized tub planter

Using the 5.5 gallon galvanized planter tub we planted beans this spring. 

These beans will be bushes. This tub is what we used to transplant the seedlings once they sprouted in the window. 

This is a new, made in America, galvanized planter tub which holds 5.5 gallons. The hot dipped galvanized steel tub will last a generation. we bought it here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year of Organizing with Buckets

It's a new year and we have got too much clutter, from our kids' rooms filled with new toys to trying to find a better way to organize our garage or utility room. But how do we organize without just stuffing it all in a closet or cabinet for it just to cause an avalanche as soon as the door is opened. One great way we have found to organize and store items without creating an eyesore is using shelves along with tubs and buckets. Shelving can be created from scratch, ready to assemble, or prebuilt shelves. I in particular like to build to fit the space I am using, but I understand this may not be the best choice for many individuals. My son's room is a constant battle to keep clean but I found that when I create fun ways to store his toys he tends to keep his things in their respective places. The way I really made this a fun thing was these 16 quart color buckets, which are made of durable powder coated steel. He enjoys placing items in the buckets but who has room for buckets to just sit around in the floor? So I found a solution, shelves, instead of the floor being cluttered with these pails.

I found an empty space in the room, happened to be below his window, that I felt would be a good place for these pails to be within reach for quick and easy playtime and clean up. I measured my space so that I could create or buy a shelving unit that would fit.

After much thought and know my own ability I decided that I would cut and build my own shelving and decided to create slanted shelves (this is not necessary for creating an attractive storage space). With the slanted shelves I had to include a small board along the front to keep the bucket on the shelf.

After assembling my shelves I screwed them in place and put the buckets on them filled with toys. Since then my son has decided that other items should go in these shelves.

As good as this turned out for me I am ready to find other places to implement this type of storage. Maybe organize a closet using the wire shelving that you can find at the local home improvement store.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wedding Decor

Some home and wedding event decor ideas: 

Consider letting the venue and its scenery speak for itself, rather than putting giant elaborate centerpieces up – keep bucket centerpieces beautiful with minimalism. Centerpieces made with metal buckets should never obstruct your guests’ views of each other. The stunning wedding or event dinner to remember will have good views of the guests across the table. Try a single rose in a white bucket or a pair a few daisies with stems coupled in twine with the light green tin pail. Alright, these buckets make elaborate centerpieces that are lovely too. Scale is the most important consideration when making DIY bucket center pieces. The size and colors of flowers and buckets should reflect table and room size and complement the color scheme.

Use mason jars to create unique flower arrangements. Ones like this one above look wonderful along a wedding's isle. 

The rustic style of galvanized buckets make simple or chic decorations for all occasions.  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

44 Bucket Ideals

#1  Photo Bucket

#2  Before I Tip The Bucket

#3  Cell Phone Holder

#4  Office Supplies

#5 Mock Sundial Bucket

#6  Compose Bucket

#7  Flower Bucket

#9  Washtub

#10  Ice Bucket

#11 Easter Bucket


#12  Bucket Feed

#13  Oil Pan

Would use this Wash Pan for an Excellent oil pan

#14  Miniature Trash Bucket

#15 Utility Bucket

(will add photos later)

#16  fruit bucket

#17  Chicken bucket

#18  Tip Container

#19  Halloween Bucket-done

#20  bucket drinking cup

#21  Cat litter pan

#22  Egg Bucket

#23  Bucket Dispenser

#24  Bucket Can Holder

#25 Document Burner

#26  Milk Bucket

#27  Water Bucket

#28  Popcorn Bucket

#29  Candy Bucket

#30  Champlain bucket

#31 Bucket Candle

#32  Bucket Seats

#33  Bucket Sink

#34  Ash Tray

#35  Bucket Cake

#36  Foot ball Cake
Galvanized metal Oval Low Bowl - 
Cake mix Iceing Brown and White

#37  Easter Cake 
Galvanized metal Oval Low Bowl - 
Cake mix Iceing Easter Colors Foil

#38  Hermit The Frog Cake

#39  Bucket Boaster Seat

#40  Bucket Cup Cake

#41  Bucket Dirt Cake

#42  Sand Castle Toys

#43  lamp shade

#44  Plant a flower

Dose Any Our Readers Have Any Buckets Ideal?
Look Forward Hearing form You.