Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DIY Galvanized Tray / Ice Bucket with Rope Handles

 
 
 
 
 

Your local FEED STORE

 may be the best place to look for your
 
FARMHOUSE DECOR

                     I was able to get this Tray at my local TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY for $3.50

Check with  www.tractorsupply.com
 
 
 
Behrens
 
3 gallon Galvanized Steel Livestock Feed Tray
 
 
 
 
Remove Label
 
 
 
 Measure and mark for your holes.

 
I bought my Rope at the Dollar Tree.
 
  
 
 
My holes were 3/8'' because of the size rope I was using.
 
I drilled my holes 6'' apart.
 
Please wear heavy duty gloves and protective eye wear! 

 
 You can clean up the holes by rolling pliers
 
                                           inside the hole. This will smooth out the rough spots.

 
 Measure 20 " length for each handle.
 
You will trim later, but you need the room to tie your knots.

 
Tape ends and cut in the middle to keep both sides from unraveling.
 

 
Pull the rope through the holes,
 
make your knots and decide on the length you prefer.
 

 
Trim the extra length at knots.
 
                                         I went with 18 '' handles after I trimmed at the knots.
 

 
 My HUSBAND decided to use it when he picked lemons!

Well, now we know the tray is strong enough to carry about 10 lbs.

Let's make

 LEMONADE :

1 CUP Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

TO

1 CUP Sugar

(one to one ratio)

Mix well in 1 gallon pitcher, fill with water and ice



That's our family recipe

It's almost the Fourth of July !

This is how I plan to use the tray on the weekend.




The Dollar Tree has round placemats in every color

and the placemats fit inside this tray perfectly!


I also found theses paper straws- 8 for a dollar
 
The pin wheels are plastic and clipped on so I am thinking
 
I can save them and use again.

 
 
 

 
The tray can also hold ice! So it can be a table top ice bucket!
 

 


Hang to dry or when not in use.

Enjoy the weekend, maybe have a BBQ !


Thank you for hanging out with me, now I let's
  
have some Lemonade. Doesn't that sound good right now?
 
xo Lisa S


30 comments:

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    1. Me too!
      Thanks for visiting!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Love the idea of rope handles! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party! Pinned!

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    1. Sheri,
      Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit!
      I'm so glad you liked my project.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Lisa, this is just perfect! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. You are Sweet! Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Super gorgeous!! Pinned. Best wishes for a lovely, fun summer. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    1. Linda,
      Thank you so much for the nice comment!
      I really appreciate you and thanks for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Love this idea! And hanging it up is so smart!

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    1. Lorin
      Thank you so much for the nice comment. Please stop by again! xo Lisa S

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  6. Love it! It's true, feed stores have great galvanized things and they are so less expensive. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      Thank you for hosting! It is so fun to share.
      This tray is heavy duty that's true!
      xo Lisa S

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  7. Lisa,
    What a great idea. There are several livestock items that I like to use. Adding this to my list. Love the handles. I have two lemon trees and lemonade is great. Good recipe. Thanks for sharing at my parties.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      You have great parties! I love anything galvanized too! And I don't we have ever had a party without lemonade ha ha. Have a great week ! xo Lisa S

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  8. I think I have an old one out in the barn that would be perfect. Found you on Blogger's Pit Stop Link Party.

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    1. Candy,
      That's great I hope you find one! Thank you for stopping by, hope you visit again. xo Lisa S

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  9. What a great idea! It looks pretty with the lemons in it, too!

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    1. Donna,
      Thank you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. What a cute idea! And we even have a Tractor Supply Store, so I know what my next summer project is!

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  11. Cherryl,
    I am glad you have a Tractor Supply Store near you. Aren't they great? I am glad I inspired you. Thanks for visiting come back soon. xo Lisa S

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  12. That is such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Summer Time Fun Party. Pinned.

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    1. Mother of 3
      I am so glad you liked the Tray!
      Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit.
      It means a lot to me. xo Lisa S

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  13. Such a cute idea! I love how the tray looks with the handles. Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link up! You will be the featured post this week!
    Jen

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    1. Jen,
      Thank you so much for sharing my Tray in your feature.
      I am so honored.
      xo Lisa S

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  14. This is such a great idea! We would love for you to come link up on our new party Wall to Wall DIY over at R&R at home!

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    1. Rebecca,
      Thank you so much for hosting. It's nice to meet you. I appreciate the invitation! Thanks for the visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  15. That is so cool and looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. #alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Thank you so much! You are welcome.
      xo Lisa S

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  16. This is too cute Lisa! LOVE this idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your sweet comments.
      I am so happy to join your party.
      xo Lisa S

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