Ways to Use Metal Olive Buckets in Your Farmhouse Decor

My all-time favorite farmhouse decor item has got to be metal olive buckets. Real vintage olive buckets were used years ago to harvest and wash grapes and olives, but today they are being used in new ways to showcase potted plants, store all sorts of things, and add a perfect farmhouse element to homes all over the country. Not only do they have a wonderful rustic, industrial look and texture, but they are functional, too. Today I’m going to share some fabulous and creative ways to use these decorative gems in your very own ‘farmhouse.’ I have several of them in my house now, and if you are working toward that perfect rustic or farmhouse look in your home, you should definitely consider adding an olive bucket to your home.

metal olive buckets

Use #1 – Indoor or Outdoor Plants & Greenery

This is my favorite way to use olive buckets. Look at these beautiful examples!

Source: Home BNC

Use #2 – Holiday Decor

There is something about olive buckets used in Fall and Christmas decor that really makes me smile!

Use #3 – Storage Container

I mean, why not put toilet paper in an olive bucket?

Or rolled up documents?

Or firewood?

Use #4 – Lighting

But, probably the most creative use for an olive bucket that I’ve seen is for lighting!

Bet you never knew there were so many uses for an olive bucket, did ya?!?! If I’ve convinced you that you can’t live without one in your modern day farmhouse, rest assured you can find them in our online shop! We carry small, medium, and large size metal olive buckets…a perfect size for any occasion.

Have a great day everyone!

By | 2017-10-18T13:15:26+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Christmas, Decorating, Fall|2 Comments


  1. Ivory October 19, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Ooh thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful ideas. I love these buckets, thanks to you I now know many gorgeous usages for them.

    • mwelsh October 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Ivory! Glad you liked these fun ideas!

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