Make a Rain Chain
The first time I heard the term "rain chain," I had no idea what it meant but it sounded so cool that I instantly wanted one. Then I actually saw what a rain chain is - an alternative to the traditional rain gutter downspout - and I realized that I didn't just want one, I needed one. Now, you could spend close to $100 to purchase a rain chain, but we're willing to bet that most of our readers are too frugal for that kind of expenditure. Especially when you can make your own for just a fraction of the price! We found a DIY version at Curbly that DIY Maven assembled using small metal buckets. Form meets function meets frugality... We love it! [how to make a rain chain]
- Small metal buckets, about $10 and up
- Chain, about $3 and up
- S-hooks, $1 and up
- Eye bolt, $1
- Downspout outlet, about $2 and up
Total: about $17Full disclosure policy.