How To Make A Drum Set From Recycled Materials

How To Make A Drum Set From Recycled Materials

Welcome to my blog, in today’s article we will be discussing how to make a drum set from recycled materials. Not only will this be a fun project that you can take pride in creating, but it is also an environmentally conscious way to get creative and make music.

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Firstly, let's take a look at the materials you will need:

  1. Materials
  2. Instructions
    1. 1. Prepare The Buckets
    2. 2. Cut The Inner Tubes
    3. 3. Add The Carpet or Foam
    4. 4. Decorate Your Drums


  • 5 gallon plastic buckets
  • Old bike inner tubes
  • Drum sticks
  • Old carpet or foam
  • Paint or markers
  • Drill with a hole saw attachment

Once you have gathered all of the materials needed, it's time to get started!


1. Prepare The Buckets

The first step is to prepare your 5-gallon plastic buckets that will be used for the drums. You can use as many buckets as you’d like depending on how many drums you want to create.

Begin by cleaning and drying out each bucket. Once cleaned, use a hole saw attachment to drill a hole approximately 2 inches from the bottom of each bucket. This will act as the air hole for your drum.

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2. Cut The Inner Tubes

Next, cut the old bike inner tubes so that they are long enough to wrap around each bucket twice. This will create a tight and secure drum head for your instruments.

Wrap the inner tube around the bucket twice and tie it tightly so that it’s secure but not too tight that it muffles the sound. Cut off any excess inner tube and repeat the process for each bucket.

3. Add The Carpet or Foam

Now it’s time to add carpet or foam to the inside of each bucket. Cut a circle of carpet or foam to fit inside each bucket and glue it to the base of the bucket. This soft surface will help provide a better sound quality and prevent any unwanted vibrations.

4. Decorate Your Drums

After your drums have been assembled, it’s time to get creative! You can use paint, markers or any other decorating materials to give your drums some personality. This is a great way to make each drum unique and truly your own.

Now that your drum set is complete, it’s time to start drumming!

Making a drum set from recycled materials is not only a great way to save money but also a fun and unique way to get creative. These instruments are durable, eco-friendly, and perfect for jamming with friends or even as part of street performances. So, get your drum sticks ready and start creating!

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