Monday, April 1, 2013


We have friends that smoke and they are always good about going out side to smoke. So I decided to make them a smokers outpost that hides the butts.
1 empty pail, 22.5 lbs size
1 piece of 2" PVC Pipe 24" long(Lowes $3.00)
1 PVC Pipe cap 2"(Lowes $2.00)
2 part epoxy, amber shellac, and red, grey, and black paint
Drill & 3/4" bit, felt marker, and craft knife
1. Paint the label area of pail with black paint.
2. Drill 3/4" hole on both sides of one end of PVC Pipe(hole for butts).
3. Set 2" pipe on cover in the center, use marker to trace pipe circumference on cover, cut out marked area with craft knife.
4. Set cover on flat surface and insert pipe into hole in cover, apply a ring of 2 part epoxy on the pipe and cover joint, allow to set.
5. Turn cover/pipe assembly over and epoxy the other side of joint, allow to set.
6. Paint pipe cap, as in photo, with grey and red to give the look of the ash and the lit end of a cigarette, place cap on top end of cover/pipe assembly.
7. Apply amber shellac(or a paint of similar color) to base of pipe to assimilate cigarette filter.
8. Put a layer of sand in the bottom of pail then place cover/pipe assembly onto pail.


  1. GREAT Idea, LOL THe But Stops Here LOL Ok had to say that lol.

    Love it :)

  2. I have got to get Larry to make one of these. He goes outside to smoke and we have an ashtray on the picnic table but always has to be emptied and cleaned.

    Fantastic job.....

  3. Thank you!!! My boyfriend and roommate smoker and this will eliminate cigarettes all over my backyard! :D