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Garden Bucket Organizer

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


This simple canvas organizer is a welcome helper when working in the garden. The fabric pouch has pockets to hold seeds, gloves, and tools, and it can be tied onto a bucket (Martha used a 10-gallon bucket), which can hold seedlings, weeds, or harvested vegetables.

Tools and Materials

  • 10-gallon bucket
  • Sturdy, weather-resistant outdoor fabric, such as canvas
  • Cord or twine

Garden Bucket Organizer How-To
1. Measure half the circumference of the top of the bucket (the distance from handle to handle), and measure the height of the bucket. For the average 10-gallon bucket, it will be about 16 inches and 9 inches, respectively.

2. Cut a piece of fabric, 27 inches long (it will be three times the height of the bucket) and 17 inches wide, which will include seam allowances.

3. With the fabric right-side down, fold a 1/2-inch seam along each of the long sides, and press.

4. With the fabric positioned vertically in front of you, fold the top half down to meet the bottom, and pin edges together, right sides facing. Sew edges together with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Press the seam open, and turn the fabric right-side out. Your fabric will be a rectangular tube.

5. Roll the seam down so that it almost reaches the bottom of the tube. With the tube laying horizontally in front of you, bring the bottom half up within an inch of the top half. Thread your cord through the top inch of the tube; sew across edge, just below the cord.

6. Stitch the sides together from just under the cord to the bottom of the tube. Determine how many pockets you want and how wide they should be (make sure one pocket is wide enough to hold seed packets); sew vertical lines accordingly, from bottom of the tube to the top of the pocket.

7. Tie the cord to the hooks of the bucket.

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