How I Made Vintage Compost Bins Today (for less than $14)

Today I made 3 compost bins out of some old fencing I picked up at a garage sale in Indiana for $5. They are portable, easy to disassemble, easy to fit into tight spaces and super cute.
Here’s the roll…

I laid it flat on the driveway, measured it and then cut it with these $8 pliery things that the guy at the hardware store ASSURED me was the right tool for the job. Sure, if you look like this. My hand hurt for awhile but I did it.  I then zip-tied them in a hoop and VOILA!

Then I filled one and I had to go take a bath because I got into some plants that had been sitting on a tarp and rotting for a while and I smelled like something dogs like to roll in. I took it as a sign and quit for the day. But before I did. I caught this on camera…

I’ll be in the forum. Basking in the glory of an excellent bargain!

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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