Rain chain into a rain barrel. So much prettier than a gutter/downspout.

Really interesting alternative to a gutter, a rain chain draining into a large gardening pot. Cool water feature too. As seen in Japanese gardens.

[][][]Once I get gutters added to my house, I'm making this. Storing rainwater for use on drier days to water my yard for FREE! Reusing rainwater. Can't go wrong with this idea.

DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden! DIY Rain Barrel - I will be building one of these next to my vegetable garden!

Our rain barrel is ready for April showers.  We mounted it on blocks to give additional water pressure and also installed a diverter so excess rain water will go in the down spout from our gutter.

Rain barrel mounted it on blocks to give additional water pressure and a diverter so excess rain water will go in the down spout from our gutter.

Rain Collector that looks way cooler than my trash can under the gutter :)

Clever Rain Barrel Holds Its Own Watering Can

'A Drop of Water' rain barrel with an integrated watering can - Bas van der Veer

A great idea :-)

of rain puts about 600 gallons of water atop a square foot house! That's a lot of free water. These cisterns collect rainwater from a nearby roof and when the tanks are full water is dispersed through a gravity-fed drip system that irrigates crops.

Decorate a rain barrel and collect rain water from your gutters to use to water your lawn or garden. Photo by tokenblogger.com, via Flickr

3 Ways Under $10 To Make A Rain Barrel

Have fun and save money by living green by creating your own simple rain barrel to harvest rainwater from your roof.

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