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9 Ways to Make A DIY Rain Barrel To Water Your Plants

a green garden with a rain barrel

Water is a scarce commodity.

A good water source can make or break your homestead.

For years, it was illegal to collect rain water here in Colorado. Crazy, right?

They finally got with the program and allowed people to collect their own water, which can be so beneficial to saving water costs on the homestead.

So today, I want to show you different examples of making a rain barrel at home.

a rain barrel with screen

9 Ways to Make A DIY Rain Barrel To Water Your Plants:



Using Water Tanks to Collect Rain Water @ Old World Garden Farms


Make Your Own DIY Rain Barrel @ All Parenting


DIY 600 Gallons Rain Water Irrigation System @ Instructables


DIY Rain Barrel @ Simple Practical Beautiful


How to Build A Hidden Rain Barrel @ HGTV


How to Build a Rain Barrel for Under $30 @ Mom Prepares


DIY Rain Barrel @ Two Twenty One


How To Make a Rain Barrel From A Garbage Can @ The Thrifty Couple


Collect Rain Water with a Wine Barrel @ Instructables

These are some great ideas to get you started thinking about how to build your own rain barrel system.

But if you don’t have the time or energy to make your own, here are some great ones from Amazon that you can get going pretty quickly:


Rain barrels are a great way to use the water available to water your garden and landscaping. This will save you money each year and use less water overall. Make sure you check your local laws before setting up a water collection system to make sure you are complying with the proper laws.

DIY rain barrel pin

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