When it's time to retile the floors or redo the backsplash, there's no better mixing bowl than a bucket for messy cement, sealant, or caulk. Best of all, it's portable, so you can replace tiles in multiple areas with just one batch of mix.
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- 7 Creative DIY Ways to Reuse a 5-Gallon Bucket
7 Creative DIY Ways to Reuse a 5-Gallon Bucket
Buckets for Retiling
A Place to Sit
One man's bucket is another man's mold for crafting a custom stool. To make one yourself, grab some quick concrete mix, wooden dowels for the legs, and of course a bucket. Pour in about 3 inches of concrete, then place in the dowels. After it sets, simply pop the stool from the bucket.
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A Toddler Swing
It's not hard to turn an ordinary bucket into an affordable toddler swing. Begin by carving the bucket into a swing shape with a jigsaw. Next drill four holes, with two on the sides to hold the swing, and two near the back to prevent kids from tipping. Lastly, suspend your swing from with sturdy rope on an even sturdier tree, and get ready for hours of fun.
An Organizer for Supplies
The coolest outdoor lights can be made from ice this winter. First place a bucket of water outdoors just long enough for a layer of ice to form inside of the bucket. Next, bring the bucket back indoors and let the ice loosen a bit. Slip out your ice shell, place a candle in the middle, and you'll have a seasonal lantern.
Make a Side Table
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