DIY Rain Barrel

By: chriselsasser from
DIY Rain Barrel
DIY Rain Barrel
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Rather than having your porch or apartment balcony flood with rainwater, try a few rain water harvesting ideas like this DIY Rain Barrel. This is a fully functional and effective way to save rain water, and, if you are in an apartment, this works wonderfully for vertical garden ideas. This is an easy DIY project that will take you less than an hour and will exponentially help your garden grow even more. The benefits of this DIY garden project are eco-friendly and perfect for apartment patios.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGardening


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At first I was thinking that a cooler with a drain would,work, but that is so heavy compared to this project. Much lighter in weight and what a practical thing to,have rain water available for,your plants! Looks nice and being small, it is easier to clean now and then if needed. And since it is small, you could possibly transport it to a community garden project. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Brilliant! I am able to catch some of the water but had no way to catch the water than ran across the decking ... once I put this into play, I shall be able to recycle more of the rain fall thank you.

Do you know where I could find out if this is legal in my state/city?


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