Create a Compost Bin for Under $30 Dollars

Check out these 3 types of composting bins you can create with minimum time and money.

A Can Compost Bin

Cost Around $15

Supplies

  • Large trash can with lid that locks on
  • Platform of some sort
  • Screws
  •  Drill with large drill bit

 

 

A Wire Mesh Compost Bin

 Cost Around $25 Depending on Material Used

Supplies

  • At least a 10-foot length of 36-inch wide 1-inch galvanized chicken wire

Or

  • At least a 10-foot length of ½-inchwide hardware cloth
  •  Heavy wire for ties
  • Three or four 4-foot-tall wooden or metal posts

And

  • Heavy-duty wire or tin snips
  • Pliers
  •  Hammer (for chicken wire bin)
  •  Metal file (for hardware cloth bin)
  • Work gloves

 

 

 

Wooden Pallet Compost Bin

Cost Under $30

Supplies

  • 4 wooden pallets (5 if want a bottom for bin), sized to make a four-sided container at least 3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet
  • 8 large hook and eye gate latches (bolt latches, rope or bailing wire are also options
  • Level
  • Shovel
  • Work gloves

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Need

  • Non-aluminum cookie sheet
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive shelf liner
  • Scrap of wood
  • Hammer
  • Large nail
  • Empty can
  • Glue (we used Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate)
  • Supermagnets
  • Bottle caps
  • Card stock
  • Markers

Paper Party Hats

Needs

  • newspaper
  • masking tape
  • flowers (fresh or paper)
  • scissors

 

 

Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Need 

  • Half-gallon milk carton
  • X-Acto knife
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Thin sticks
  • Pruning shears (optional)
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Hole punch
  • Birdseed

Newspaper Baskets

Needs

  • Old newspaper
  • String or thread
  • Clothespins, paper clips, bobby pins, Etc
  • Scissors
  • Staples

 

 

Firefly Craft

Needs

  • One 20 ounce green plastic soda bottle
  • One glow stick
  • Three 12 inch pipe cleaners in green or black
  • One 12 inch pipe cleaner in gold, silver, or black
  • Two yellow pony beads
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • Clear tape