Flat Packed Bucket




How to make your very own Flat Packed Bucket!

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Step 1: Step 1 : Collect All the Necessities

Step 1 :

Collect all the necessities :


- 2 pieces of 60cm x 60cm skai (leatherette)

- 1 piece of 1m x 1m gray cardboard

- needle and thread

- 12 press studs (choose studs that clamp well)

- cotton tape

- glue ('Bison TIX' does the job pretty good)


- a pair of scissors

- utility knife

- a ruler - a pencil

Step 2: Step 2 : Cut the Skai (leatherette)

Step 2 :

Cut the skai (leatherette)

Determine the center of the square piece of artificial leather.
Subsequently, you draw a circle (with radius 30cm) in the middle of the skei. cut away the excess leatherette. Until you get a perfect circle.

Repeat for the second piece leatherette.

Step 3: Step 3 : Cut the Cardboard

Step 3 :

Cut the cardboard

Cut two pieces of 20 cm to 100 cm from the Cardboard.

Now you cut eight isosceles trapezoids out of the two smaller strips.

The trapezoids must have a base of 11 cm, an upper side with 7cm in length and have a height of 20cm.

Finally you cut out a equilateral octagon, the sides must be 7.5cm.

Step 4: Step 4 : Glue the Cardboard to the Leatherette

Step 4 :

Glue the cardboard to the leatherette

recommendation! : Do this in a well ventilated room/space

First, lay the Cardboard ready, make sure there is a small gap between the octagon and the trapezoids (so they can still be bent easily.).

Then you make sure that they stick together with the coton tape.

Mark where the glue has to come.

Glue the cardboard and the skai together

Do this for both sides.

Tip : remove air pockets!

Step 5: Step 5 : Apply the Snaps on the Leatherette

Step 5 :

Apply the snaps on the leatherette

Fold the circle into a bucket and secure with tape. Now you can see where the buttons should be.

Glue the buttons in the right place and then make them even more firmly attached to the leatherette with needle and thread.

Step 6: Step 6 : Create a Handle

Step 6 :

Create a handle

This step is optional, but makes carrying the bucket very simple.

Try using paper first to give a proper length handle. subsequently cut your model from the leatherette (two times) and glue them together.

Then sew buttons back to the bucket and the handle.

Step 7: Step 7 : Testing

Step 7 :


Thank you for reading my Instructable!

Test you bucket!

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Is this something that you thought of, or is it something you've seen before? It doesn't matter either way, just curious. It's very cool!

    3 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Cool, I like your reinterpretation. Is this why I'm seeing so many flatpack instructables? I wish we had Instructables when I was in school! :)


    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you and yes, it may very well be the reason why you see multiple flatpack instructables.