Cool Off This Summer With This Tropical DIY Ice Bucket
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Cool Off This Summer With This Tropical DIY Ice Bucket

With summer coming in HOT, you can find us poolside sipping on something refreshing to beat the heat. And there’s nothing better to satisfy a sunny day than with an ice cold glass of rosé. (After all, it’s the top of the basic girl food pyramid.) That’s why we’ve teamed up with Day Owl Rosé to create a tropical DIY ice bucket filled with some serious summer vibes. It’s just what you need for your next outdoor brunch. So, sun-chasers, join us for the ultimate chill and scroll on!

DIY Ice Bucket

Materials and Tools:

  • adhesive foam sheets (assorted colors)
  • 2 faux palm leaves
  • 2 bundles of embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • foam brush
  • clear acrylic ice bucket
  • all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish

Instructions:

First up, add a pop of color to this ice bucket by wrapping the handles with embroidery floss. It’s time to tap back into that childhood knowledge of friendship-bracelet making for this one. Tie a loop around one end of the handle, and then, use a series of forward knots to create a seam that wraps around the handle. Once you’ve made it across the handle, tie the string off and cut.

Next up, add your tropical flair with these palm leaves. Position your leaf where you want it and cut off any access. Adhere to the ice bucket with your glue and sealer using one coat directly on the back side of the leaf. And then, apply another thin layer over the leaf once it’s on the ice bucket.

You’ll also want to seal your handles with the glue and sealer to keep them in place and water resistant.

Lastly, you’ll want to add A LOT of colorful flavor. Cut out your foam adhesive sheets into different, energetic shapes and sizes. Get creative on your layout for a totally original masterpiece.

If that doesn’t look like a party waiting to happen, we don’t know what does!

The only step left is adding ice and topping it with a bottle of your favorite rosé. Want to find out how to really take this ice bucket to the next level? Throw the ultimate summer brunch, like this one.

How are you cooling off this summer? Share your stories with us on Instagram by tagging @BritandCo and including #LiveForTheDay.

DIY Production + Styling: Lindsay Saito

Photography: Chris Andre