DIY Spinning Composter-Video Only

I wrote a post a few weeks ago outlining how to make a DIY Spinning Composter. I had such a huge response from this particular project, that Biceps and I decided it needed a video to go along with it.

And here’s a little excerpt from that tutorial on my DIY Spinning Composter:

This year was my first year for a full-fledged garden. I consider it full-fledged because it produced enough to not only feed Biceps and I, but it also allowed me to dehydrate, freeze and give-away the excess.To be honest, I was just happy that anything sprouted from the earth.

I give props to the composted kitchen and yard waste that we added to the soil-this garden seemed to outperform many of my neighbors’ gardens.

And just in case you don’t want to go spend your hard earned dollars buying a fancy composter in excess of $100 bucks or more, I thought I would show you how to make your own using some recycled and some store bought materials for about $30 in a matter of hours.

If you’d like to see step by step instructions, along with photographs, here’s the link to my DIY Spinning Composter.



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20 Responses to "DIY Spinning Composter-Video Only"

  1. Potholes & Pantyhose | DIY Spinning Composter says:

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  2. Kathy says:

    LOVE this! I have been tryigntg o figure otu how to do this! So far, I have a small worm bin that has quicky gotten huge…$30

    I hate to see each of us try to reinvent the wheel when we can help each other out–I’m trying to start a link up, would you help me out and come link up?

  3. Janey says:

    You are the most adorable compostin’ thing ever! I love your blog, your button is to die for AND this post is great. I think this may have to wait until my husband gets home to help me put it together but I can’t wait to start composting.

    Stopping by from Check Me Out Saturdays! :)

  4. Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable says:

    This is perfect and awesome! This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
    Here’s the link:

    • Rebekah says:

      I am so totally there! Thanks for the invite and you are now on my list. I think we are going to make a great team… “Frugal” is my middle name, you know.

  5. Jessica says:

    Very cool! Thank you so much for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesday.


  6. Diane says:

    Great info! Thanks for linking up with 2nd Time Around!

  7. Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable says:

    Rebekah! Thank you so much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I’m so happy to “meet” you! I am totally loving your blog and this post! I’m posting it on my fb page right now!!!

    I hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin’

    Very sincerely,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

  8. marissa says:

    what a cool idea I’d love you to add this to my link party over at

  9. Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust says:

    What a great idea. I’m passing this on to my Hunny. We are trying composting for the first time.

    Warmly, Michelle

  10. Clancy Harrison says:

    I love your blog! I hope you are enjoying your composter! I just harvested my first bucket of compost and love it! I look forward to reading your other posts and new ones!

    I write about child nutrition and I am a Registered Dietitian with a holistic approach. I write about pick eating, making homemade baby food and family recipes….with some nutrition tips for mom as well!



  11. Alida says:

    Thanks for sharing your composter on Thingamajig Thursday! I know you asked previously about a featured button (for your bathroom redo) and I have one now. Yay!

    Love your blog and hope to see you again!


  12. emanda says:

    have u had any problems with this composter and how often are u emptying it out?

    • Rebekah says:

      No, I haven’t. I might have to drag a clump out from time to time, but it has worked great now for years!

  13. Rebecca says:

    This is great! I have been so overwhelmed by all of these how-to blogs,,then I found yours. Thanks so much. I think I can actually do this.

  14. emanda says:

    um in the video u have holes in barrel but in the how to with parts and what u did it does not haave holes in barrel. was the holes that i see in the video a later addition or what ? rigth now made this but do not know if i need the holes in the barrel

    • Rebekah says:

      If you’ll look at the full tutorial here:
      DIY Spinning Composter
      about a third of the way down, you’ll see the below picture. You’ll need to drill holes in the barrel around the entire thing-this allows for air circulation (see pic below) I hope this helps!!

      Drill Holes in the Composter

      • emanda says:

        oh my gosh ! lol I do not know how we missed that well at least we dont have to take apart to fix that problem thank you so much for helping what we missed. Again i love it gave it a few spins today and real easy for me to do since I am a small gal.


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