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.