Upcycled Container Gardens, Planters and Vases: Plastic, metal or wooden buckets are ideal for displaying all kinds of flowering and foliage favorites. Smaller pails are perfect for individual plants; bigger buckets are great for large single plants or colorful combinations. Design by Nancy Ondra From DIYnetwork.com
What you need: Plastic paint bucket, 5-gallon, $7;Garden bucket caddy, $15;Telescoping tension rod, 8 to 11 inches, $15 for 2; Wrapping paper, from $4; A good idea, but I'll bet we could make it for less than $40....maybe use a bucket, wrapping paper, and tension rod I already have (or pick up at a garage sale), possibly wrap part of a show caddy around it, almost free....priceless.
Home made upside down tomato planter- brilliant! My brother came up with this idea. Dollar Tree plastic buckets with a hole cut into the bottom, filled with tomato plant and soil, then a bucket top (3 for $1 at the Dollar Tree) with small holes for air. Hang using cord or wire and there ya go! These are nearly double the size of the inground plant that was planted at the same time!
A simple plastic mop bucket and a tool belt are all you need for great craft supply organization. You just hang the belt around the bucket and use the slots for crayons, paints, brushes and other items. The bucket is great for holding larger items like coloring books, paper and even a small easel. Via: Babyclip - Affordable & Clever Storage Organization for Kids Rooms | BabyClip
I made my buckets with clear plastic solo cups and then hole punched them and made a little handle from glittery sparkly wire stuff. The kids decorated, cut, and glued the front of their buckets. If you have a cabinet like this, I have an idea for you!! I bought cork board tiles from Target (4 for $1) and then stuck them up here and now I can staple to the wall without damaging the cupboard. Yay!