Summer annuals and outdoor herbs are pretty much finished for the winter months. So, I had these two galvanized buckets to put away. But, I was lucky to get this wonderful pulley from my husband and I just had to put it to use right away!
Attaching the buckets could make an all season planter.
All that is needed is the pulley, two buckets, and a rope to hang them. That's it! It's easy DIY and cute farmhouse style decor at the front entrance.
The scrap rope I had was too light to look as aged as the rest of my materials. I dyed it in a black walnut bath that I reserved from my walnut shell project that you can see here.
After staining the rope, I hung it to dry so I could handle it without staining my hands.
Then, ran the rope through the pulley to attach the buckets to each side.
Double knotting the rope to the bucket handles secured them onto the pulley.
For the holiday season, I added some seasonal sprigs to add color to the front entrance.
What's great about this new fixture is how it can be decorated for every season.
I can already envision flowing buckets of flowers in the spring and summer.
For now, I'll keep it decorated for Christmas. After that, maybe some twigs and pine cones for the rest of the winter months.
This was so fast and easy to put together.
I love how it's a warm welcome at our entry area. Maybe another pulley gift is in the future. Adding one at the garden shed would be nice!