Creative Bucket List Ideas

This page features 282 creative bucket list ideas to do before you die. I created it in hopes that you will gain some inspiration for your own journey.

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* Just one small note before we get started:

* If you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be dangerous so seek out guidance if you decide to try them!

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Creative Bucket List Ideas

1. Act in a Movie That Hits Theaters Nationwide
2. Act in a Play
3. Act in a Short Film
4. Appear As an Extra in a Period Drama
5. Appear in a Music Video
6. Appear in a News Article on TV
7. Appear in a YouTube Video That Has Over 1M Views
8. Appear on Television
9. Attempt a New Recipe Once a Month For a Year
10. Be a Model in a Photoshoot
11. Be a Part of Fashion Week
12. Be a Probation Officer
13. Be on More Than 4 TV Shows
14. Be on the Radio With my Own Song
15. Be Proficient in Guitar
16. Become Great at Playing Guitar
17. Build a Bamboo House
18. Build a Bed
19. Build a Bedside Table
20. Build a Blanket Fort
21. Build a Book Christmas Tree
22. Build a Classic Car
23. Build a Classical Music Library
24. Build a Collection of Art
25. Build a Computer
26. Build a Darkroom
27. Build a Disc Golf Course
28. Build a Doll House
29. Build a Fountain in the Entrance of my House
30. Build a Full Sized Greenhouse
31. Build a Functioning Solar Still
32. Build a Giant Playground
33. Build a Giant Sand Castle
34. Build a Gingerbread House
35. Build a Greenhouse
36. Build a Herb Garden
37. Build a House in the Bush
38. Build a Huge Lego Model
39. Build a Log Cabin
40. Build a Man-Cave in the Basement
41. Build a New Type of Engine
42. Build a Piece of Furniture
43. Build a Puzzle
44. Build a Record Collection
45. Build a Sauna in my Home
46. Build a Tree House
47. Build a Website
48. Build an Outdoor Kitchen
49. Build Doll House
50. Build Something

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51. Build A Home-Computer System
52. Build A Major Brand 
53. Build A Small Dance Studio
54. Build A Well
55. Build A Youth Ministry
56. Build Affordable Green Communities
57. Choreograph a Contemporary Ballet
58. Choreograph a Dance For Someone Famous
59. Choreograph a Music Video
60. Complete a Painting in One Day
61. Complete a Recipes Book Project
62. Complete a Wine Journal
63. Compose a Song and Write the Lyrics
64. Convert a Double Decker Bus Into a Motor Home
65. Cover a Song on YouTube
66. Cover my Bedroom Walls Completely in Photos
67. Cover my Bedroom Walls With Lyrics
68. Cover my Ceiling in Glow in the Dark Stars
69. Create a Blog
70. Create a Board game
71. Create a Bow and Arrow
72. Create a Children's Book
73. Create a College Photo Album
74. Create a Composting Area
75. Create a Computer Game
76. Create a Documentary
77. Create a New Ice Cream Flavor
78. Create a Polaroid Wall
79. Create a Publication
80. Create a Scrapbook
81. Create a Sports Car that is Environmentally Friendly
82. Create a Unique Art Form
83. Create a Viral YouTube Video
84. Create a Virtual Presence
85. Create an Android Application
86. Create an Art Piece Based on a Song
87. Create an Artistic Masterpiece
88. Create an Entirely New Fashion Style
89. Create an Exhibition
90. Create an Iphone Application
91. Create Health Food
92. Create Melted Crayon Art
93. Create my Own Candy
94. Create my Own Drink
95. Create my Own Fragrance
96. Create my Own Library of Books and Movies
97. Create my Own Line of Socks
98. Create my Own Milk Shake
99. Create my Own Shirt Design
100. Decorate a House
101. Decorate a Room
102. Decorate a Tree For Christmas
103. Decorate my Bedroom Moroccan Style
104. Design a Deck of Playing Cards
105. Design a Garden
106. Design a Maternity Line
107. Design A Dice Game
108. Design an Entire Room from Ceiling to Floor
109. Design An Easily Maintained Hairstyle
110. Design An Effective Learning Environment
111. Design and Build my Dream House
112. Design my Own Jewelry
113. Design my Own Pair of Converse
114. Design my Own Sneakers
115. Design my Own Wedding Cake
116. Design Computer Games
117. Develop an Alternative Energy Solution
118. Dip my Own Candles
119. Do a 3D Puzzle
120. Do a Detailed Pumpkin Carving
121. Do a Melted Crayon Canvas
122. Do a Nude Life Drawing of Someone
123. Do a Photo Shoot in a Field of Sunflowers
124. Do a Sidewalk Chalk Art Mural
125. Do a Water Balloon Painting
126. Do Ceramics
127. Do Graffiti
128. Do Woodworking
129. Dress Like a Hipster
130. Dress Up Like Marilyn Manson For a Day
131. Dress Up Like Princess Jasmine For Halloween
132. Dye my Hair a Bright Color
133. Dye my Hair Red For Charity
134. Finish a 10000 Piece Puzzle
135. Finish a Novel
136. Finish all my DIY Projects I Started
137. Get an Article Published in the New Yorker
138. Grow a Tree from a Seed
139. Hand Forge a Knife
140. Hand Make Pottery Using the Spinning Wheel
141. Hand Write my Bucket List
142. Have a Podcast
143. Have Voice Lessons
144. Homebrew Alcohol
145. Host my Own Travel Documentary
146. Invent a Board Game
147. Invent Something
148. Join an Art Class
149. Keep a Diary For One Year
150. Keep a Diary of Everything I Do on my Bucket List
151. Knit a Blanket
152. Knit a Cushion Cover
153. Knit a Scarf
154. Knit and Donate a Blanket
155. Knit Christmas Stockings For my Kids
156. Make 10 Music Videos
157. Make 10 Short Films
158. Make 1000 Paper Cranes
159. Make 50 Dishes from Middle-Earth
160. Make 50 Photos of Things That Make Me Happy
161. Make a "Wall of Inspiration" in my Room
162. Make a "You Only Live Once" List
163. Make a 1,000 Item Bucket List
164. Make a Cosplay Costume
165. Make a Couple Video
166. Make a Cover
167. Make a Daisy Chain Crown
168. Make a Dreamcatcher
169. Make a Family Photo Album
170. Make a Gingerbread House
171. Make a High Quality Film
172. Make a Legit Snowman
173. Make a Message in the Sand
174. Make a Piece of Pottery
175. Make a Puzzle Cookie Cake
176. Make a Quilt
177. Make a Quotes Board
178. Make a Website For my Blog
179. Make a Wooden Toy
180. Make Homemade Beer
181. Make Homemade Soap
182. Make Models of Cars
183. Make my Own Beer
184. Make my Own Flavored Vodka
185. Make my Own Furniture
186. Make my Own Lip Balm
187. Make my Own Postcards
188. Make Something Ceramic
189. Make Something Origami
190. Melt Crayons Onto a Canvas
191. Paint a Canvas and Hang It on the Wall
192. Paint a Flowerpot
193. Paint a Mural
194. Paint a Person
195. Paint a Wall With my Own Design
196. Paint my Front Door Pink
197. Paint Something Worthy of Framing
198. Perform As a Street Musician
199. Perform at a Poetry Slam
200. Perform at a Stand Up Comedy Club
201. Perform at an Open Mic
202. Perform in a Music Video
203. Perform in Front of a Crowd on Stage
204. Perform Musically in Front of Over 1000 People
205. Perform on Stage
206. Photograph an Endangered Species
207. Photograph Lava
208. Photoshoot Nude
209. Play Electric Guitar in a Rock Band
210. Play Flute
211. Play in a Musical
212. Publish a Book
213. Publish a Photo in National Geographic
214. Publish an Article
215. Record a Song in a Studio
216. Restore a 1964 Ford Mustang
217. Restore a Classic Car
218. Restore a Sailboat and Live on It
219. Revamp my Kitchen With Vintage Feel
220. Revamp my Wardrobe
221. Sculpt Myself
222. Sculpt Something from Modeling Clay
223. Sew a Garment
224. Sew a Quilt
225. Sew my Own Dress
226. Sing a Cappella in the Talent Show
227. Sing a Duet With Adam Levine
228. Sing a Solo in a Concert
229. Sing a Song Live While Playing Piano
230. Sing at a Community Event
231. Sing Every Time Asked a Question
232. Sing in Public
233. Sing on National Television
234. Sing the National Anthem in Front of a Crowd
235. Star in a Movie
236. Start a Band
237. Start a Blog to Track my Work
238. Start a Diary and Write in It Till It's Complete
239. Start a Memory Jar
240. Take a Photo of Me Carrying a Photo of Me Carrying a Photo of Me
241. Take a Picture of Me Every Day For a Year
242. Take a Picture With an Interesting Stranger
243. Take a Reiki Class
244. Take an Underwater Photo
245. Win an Art Award
246. Win an Oscar
247. Win Nanowrimo
248. Write a Book
249. Write a Book Review
250. Write a Book to Each of my Children
251. Write a Children's Book
252. Write a Cookbook
253. Write a Diary
254. Write a Dissertation
255. Write a Fan Letter
256. Write a Full-Length Play
257. Write a Haiku
258. Write a How to Book
259. Write a Letter and Read It 10 Years Later
260. Write a Letter to a Random Address and See If They Write Back
261. Write a Letter to a Soldier
262. Write a Letter to my Future Self
263. Write a Little Summary About Each of my Accomplished Goals
264. Write a Love Letter
265. Write a Memoir
266. Write a Nutrition Book
267. Write a Personal Manifesto
268. Write a Piece on a Typewriter
269. Write a Quote Each Day For a Year
270. Write a Song and Record It
271. Write a Song For Someone
272. Write a Travel Guide to Somewhere
273. Write a Vegan Gluten-Free Cookbook
274. Write For a TV Sitcom
275. Write For an Underground Newspaper
276. Write For Cosmopolitan
277. Write in a Blog Every Day For a Year
278. Write my Autobiography
279. Write my Family History
280. Write on the Before I Die Wall in New Orleans
281. Write Something in Wet Cement
282. Write With a Quill and Ink


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