Not really, you can start them off in a bucket but after that you need something airtight with an airlock to keep the bugs and air out. Think what an open bottle of wine is like after a few days.
If you really can't afford a demi-john + airlock (DJ a quid from a charity shop) then you could use something like a big. empty, plastic PET bottle (coke, beer, lemonade -whatever). Start the stuff off in your bucket -once it's more or less finished fermenting strain it off into your bottle(s) -put a balloon over the end until you stop seeing bubbles- then screw the cap on tight. If the bottle gets hard then let some pressure out.
Just remeber everything, incuding your bucket (should be food grade, or at least white/clear), needs to be sterile before you put the wine in, either boil it or bleach it (but rinse well afterwards and don't use 'pine-fresh' &c.).
As for recipes, what can you get cheaply (I assume that's your aim ;D)?
Try this site for recipes and instructions.http://www.glaurung.demon.co.uk/wine/