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Craft Project: Portable Gardener's Pail

Keep your yard work tools in one easy-to-transport bucket

By Pamela Acuff Posted July 28, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home; Volume 2

Craft Project: Portable Gardener's Pail

Photo: © Aimee Herring

There is nothing worse that being in the middle of a yard work project, only to realize you left the one tool you need back in the shed. This portable pail helps keep all the tools you need in one handy place--right at your fingertips.

Skill Level: Beginner


Galvanized tin bucket in desired size; ruler; fine-point permanent marker; drill with 3⁄8-inch metal bit; sandpaper (coarse grit for use on metal); heavy jute twine.


1. Mark placement for three or four pairs of holes about 2 inches below upper edge of bucket, leaving about 4 inches between holes of each pair (adjust number and spacing to fit size of bucket).
2. Drill hole at each mark; sand bucket from inside to avoid scratching outer finish.
3. Insert twine through first hole; knot twine end inside bucket. Weave twine in and out of holes, leaving slack in each outer loop.
4. Test loop size by slipping gloves, garden tools or other supplies under; adjust loops to fit each item.
5. Knot remaining end of twine inside bucket.

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