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Tailgater Tote

Build a buffet in a bucket with this clever storage idea for tailgating tableware.


Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • 1 - 5-gallon bucket (#4853)
  • 1 - 5-gallon lid (#276477)
  • 1 paint cup (#293606)
  • 1 parts organizer (#216952)

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Step 1

Insert a parts organizer into a 5-gallon bucket.

Step 2


Hook a paint cup on the side. Just like that, you have a compact way to carry plates, cups, napkins, silverware, and condiments!