Five Creative Uses for Steel Drums

Five Creative Uses for Steel Drums

When home design and creative upcycling combine, your possibilities are endless. One of the materials available to use for home decoration are steel drums, which typically serve industrial purposes, but can also be used in a wide variety of creative projects. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Urban Gardening

Have a green thumb, but limited space to use? These drums are perfect for setting up a small garden, either in a private space or a community share. Personalize your drums with spray paint or detailing before halving them lengthwise to make planters, or cutting them width-wise to create circular dividers to plant within.

Industrial Furniture

With a bit of creativity, cutting your drums can also provide you with utilitarian objects to use around the home. You can use them as table stands, cut them to create seating, or use one to create a fire pit in your backyard. You can also paint your drum (or leave it as is) and use it as a storage container or accent piece in any room of your house.

Art Projects

If you have a bigger artistic vision or create large-scale works, these drums can be used as part of your installation. Upcycled materials are a great choice for inclusion in collage or sculpture, whether you’re working on a masterpiece or just adding some flair to your backyard.

A DIY Smoker

If you’re a fan of barbecuing and culinary creativity, then you can use a steel drum to create a backyard smoker or barbecue. This can double as the perfect summer project, and you can host a party to celebrate its creation– and grill up some grub.

You can find inspiration for art and home design in some unlikely places. When it comes to upcycling, steel drums offer some of the most versatile options to help transform your living space into something truly unique.

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