First take your bucket and drill a small hole on either side of the bucket right under the lip of the lid. Fill the bucket with water and put on the lid. Flip it over and there you go. This is where the $4 came in on the other tutorial. The lady had purchased a base to a planter to use to catch the water in.
I wanted to avoid spending any money if I could. Michael and I cut off the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket to use as our base. Just be sure your bucket holding the water is small enough to fit inside. It worked perfectly.
Here you can see how he done it. Take a ruler if you want to be exact and mark off the correct height all the way around the bucket. He just used his knife to make a line.
and cut some more. This was pretty difficult to do, but if you are strong or have a strong man at home, you can do it. Just be careful not to cut yourself.