Top Picks of Five Gallon Bucket DIY How-To Projects

The following DIY Bucket Projects were picked based on various factors including but not limited to: Originality, Presentation, and Detail Orientation... Ever Evolving and Updating Links Below

It is first recommended to get acquainted with the basics and prep work which will save you much time and headache dealing with bucket projects at our:

Plus: Our own 2 exclusive original projects below

The Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket Workmate – Workbench

(An AW Original Exclusive!)

ultimate 5 gallon bucket workmate workbench
The Ultimate 5 Gallon Bucket Workmate / Workbench shown in varoius set-ups.

The Sidekick Bucket Backpack

(An AW Original Exclusive!) Coming Soon!  ⇓

Sidekick Bucket Backpack
This backpack made of an altered 5 gallon bucket can be worn or carried like a backpack or side-mounted.

On The -Radar-

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The following are videos "On our -Radar-" which means they've met criteria worthy to be shared as quality advice, tips, and/or instructionals: The Videos section is for videos only from platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Articles, schema, and instructional pages are separated to the Web Pages Section even if the page embeds a video.

The Business Bucket
(Portable Camping Potty)

DIY Camping / Survival Shower

How to Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Garden


Air Ball Shooting Cannon.
Lots of websites show how to make this.  It’s generally a fun toy.  An accompanying PDF file with printable instructions for it Here

Bucket projects

Bucket Fishing Rod Holder

Washing Machine from Buckets

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Space Buckets

  • Plus Website
  • This is a community (subreddit on Reddit**) that is about “indoor gardeners” (perhaps for a lack of a better description).  They use various buckets for their endeavors.  Though highly niched, they provide some great insights about DIY bucket projects in general with a great photo gallery!


Homemade Mouse Trap

The idea isn’t new, but well presented and simplified at the above link.

5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner

Many locations throughout the internet show how to make this project; well presented at the above link and therefore chosen.  Though yet another unique variation of the project is presented below and well instructed…

Rocket Stove Using a 5 Gallon Metal Bucket

  • The above listed project is one of those rare cases wherein metal is the preferred type of bucket; and in fact, it is necessary for that particular project.. However, the below project is another option wherein metal is not used, nor is plastic – on the final piece, but the plastic bucket is used to cast the mold…
  •          Rocket Stove – Concrete

This Playdoh Costume:

  Looks to be made simply from a bucket and spray foam.

Bike Stand


DIY 5-Gallon Water Filter

Emergency Clothes Washing Machine

Foot Pump activated Bucket Field Sink

Bucket Strawberry Planter

Bucket Birdhouse

Chicken Feeder

Child Swing

Off Grid Air Conditioner / Bucket Air Cooler for Camping

No Explanation Needed Uses Below:

Use as gift boxes


Bucket as Gift box

Portable Potties:

Another popular and very simple idea.  You can find many self-explanatory images with no directions needed on how-to make such with a very simple Image Search, + Additional 5 Gallon Potties on Pinterest

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