When it comes to standard household items, the bucket is a real workhorse. In the Bucket Challenge, we want to see not only what the bucket can do for you, but what you can do with the bucket! Any and all DIY projects that involve an actual bucket are eligible, including projects that use a bucket in the build process.

The winner will take home a Fein Multimaster, and all finalists will receive an Instructables prize pack!

Who knows? Maybe you’ll be crossing “win the Bucket Challenge” off your bucket list.

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The Bucket Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 15, 2016 and Mar 14, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Bucket Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.