DIY Buckets

By Liesl Clark

Like planters, anything that can hold things can be a bucket:

The Pressure Cooker Bucket: This cow feeds from the bottom half of a pressure cooker. It’s a perfect feed pail for a dusty paddock.

A pressure cooker bucket? Sure!

A pressure cooker bucket? Sure!

The Feed Sack Bucket: These handmade horse feeders from Upper Mustang, Nepal come from apricot sacks of woven plastic.

A plastic sack works as a bucket, too. © Liesl Clark

A plastic sack works as a bucket, too. © Liesl Clark

Shoe laces are repurposed as lashings that hang around the horse’s ears.

Shoe laces do the trick. © Liesl Clark

Shoe laces do the trick. © Liesl Clark

These portable feed bukets travel with us as we journey with pack horses into the upper reaches of the Himalaya.

IMG_6894 Photo © Liesl Clark

Oats and corn go inside the sacks which are hung from the horses’ ears. The horses then toss the sacks in the air to get the grains into their mouths.

The feed sack/bucket trick is fun to watch as horses toss their heads (and grains) into the air. © Liesl Clark

The feed sack/bucket trick is fun to watch as horses toss their heads (and grains) into the air. © Liesl Clark

Other items I’ve seen used as buckets include large plastic wash basins, buiscuit tins, and large cooking pots. The next time you need a bucket, consider reusing something else before buying a new one. We have several more bucket ideas in our Trash Backwards app:

Click Through for Ideas for Buckets at Trash Backwards

Click Through for Ideas for Buckets at Trash Backwards

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Categories: DIY, Reduce Your Use, Repurpose and Reuse, Trash Pile - All Our Stuff, Upcycle

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