Rain chains have become very popularalternative to standard roof gutters. In addition to the useful function of collecting rainwater, chains decorate the porch and courtyard even in sunny weather, well, on a rainy day, watching the rivulets running along the metal interlaces is a pleasure! Yes, only these decorative drains stand, as a rule, not cheap, therefore we suggest making rain chains from buckets with our own hands. Making rain chains with your own hands is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance! The main difficulty is, perhaps, to find interesting and attractive containers for the chain. After all, the whole design should look interesting, original and beautiful. For this purpose, decorativegalvanized buckets of small size, which are used for garden decor. The rain chain will turn out in a nice rustic style and it will look good on a wooden house without any pretensions to chic. In addition to buckets (or any other containers), you will also need a galvanized chain, hooks, pliers and a drill. The length of the chain and the number of buckets on itis determined by the length from your eave to the ground. Beforehand, calculate how many tanks are required and at what equidistant distance from each other they will be. Drill a hole in the bottom of the bucket with a diameter slightly larger than the chain. If necessary, treat the edges with a file. Attach the S-shaped hook to the handle of the bucket with pliers. Repeat the procedure with all the buckets, and then through the holes, run the chain. Hammer the hook into the place of suspension of the rain chain and attach all the beauty. You can even test without waiting for the rain. Do not forget that the water should flow off somewhere, and what better way to come up as a water collector for such a chain than a real large galvanized bucket?