Composting bins are made from a variety of materials ranging from wood to heavy plastic. Outdoor compost bins and vermicompost bins are set in the backyard, a patio or balcony area. They are functional containers which hold kitchen refuse and leaves as the materials break down into nutrient-filled soil. Compost bins can be decorated to help them fit in with the decor of your yard.
Drill or pound holes into a garbage can body at the top, center and about 4 inches from the bottom. Make holes with a drill or hammer and nails every 4 to 5 inches around the circumference of the container.
Paint a freehand design or a specific pattern on the exterior of the container with acrylic paint and brushes.
Seal the painted design with an acrylic sealant spray. Let dry thoroughly for 24 to 48 hours before beginning the compost process.
Staple or nail a length of chicken wire wider than the width of the composting container to two cedar posts.
Drive the posts into the ground in front of the bin.
Plant trailing plants or flowers in front of the chicken wire. Train the seedlings to grow up the length of the chicken wire for a decorative cover to hide the compost bin.
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