East Polk SWCD offers a workshop every spring to paint your very own Rain Barrel with a cost-share opportunity. $80 gets you a barrel and kit, along with the supplies to paint it! Plus you get education on all the benefits of saving rain water. 50% will be cost shared back in your pocket once completed and board approved. So $40 and your time is all it takes.
If you can't make it to a class. The instructions on how to make a rain barrel are in the links below.