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Pastimes Bin Around Trunks, Bins, Benches and Bucket Redos By DeDee Birdsall WHO SAYS YOU NEED TO TRADE TRENDY FOR FUNCTIONAL? Got an old bin, container, trunk or box you want to repurpose, but not sure how? You can use just about any container to create storage alternatives that are full of style. Use them inside, outside, on the patio or in your dorm room–just about anywhere you have storage needs. Canvas Bucket Tote Who knew you could turn an ordinary, five gallon plastic bucket into a trendy home accessory with a multitude of uses? It’s the perfect piece for organizing a craft or playroom in a snap! What You’ll Need • Five Gallon Bucket • Canvas fabric or painter’s drop cloth (super cheap and a lot of fabric) • Measuring tape • Sewing machine • Glue gun and glue sticks • Leather straps or an old belt or two (We bought our leather strap from AllLeatherSupplies on Etsy. They have a great selection and fill their orders superfast!) • Scissors • Short wood screws • Screw driver How To: A great tutorial on making this can be found at Farmhouseonboone.com. Once on the site, go to their search function and search canvas tote bucket. Easy peasy! February/March 2018 47