There’s no better way to beat the heat this summer than by enjoying an ice-cold drink. So leaving the house with a fully stocked cooler is pretty much a must. We’ve got some DIY options that are *so* fun and colorful you definitely won’t mind dragging them around. If you’re headed to the beach or just lounging in the backyard, these fun ice chests are bound to make your outdoor plans MUCH cooler. Stock ’em full of your fave beverages (La Croix, anyone?), sit back, and enjoy.

1. DIY Colorful Movie Night Cooler: Quite literal AND quite cute, this chiller will be the hit of your next party. (via Studio DIY!)

2. DIY Beach Cooler: Beach days are fun, so your cooler should be too! By adding some decorative magnets, you can instantly update it to party-approved status. Plus, you can change it up with the seasons as they come and go. (via Aww Sam)

3. DIY Retro Summer Drink Cooler: Have pool day plans coming up? Pack this guy! Use printable stencils to keep it perfectly in tune with the summer mood. (via Porch)

4. DIY Ice Cream Cart: We’ve got your sweet tooth covered with this DIY that will bring your frosty treat outside. Whip it out for your next ice cream social, or any day, really. (via Brit + Co)

5. DIY Throwback Cooler: Remember Flintstones push-pops and jelly sandals? This throwback cooler will help you pay homage to *all* those memories of summers past. (via Studio DIY!)

6. DIY Striped Bar Cart Cooler: Here’s another bright and colorful rolling cooler idea. Hack this to make your own bar cart and get ready to whip up *all* the La Croix cocktails. (via Aww Sam)

7. DIY Patio Cooler Box: Keep the aloha spirit alive with this festive ice box. Pack it with beer, adult Capri Suns, or anything mixed with rum. (via Brit + Co)

8. DIY Gelato Cooler: Want to enjoy ice cream on the go? Thanks to the DIY styrofoam holder, you can take your fave treats with you anywhere. Call it dangerous, or just a dream. (We’d prefer to think the latter.) (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Tailgate Cooler: Get that tailgating started a few weeks early with this standalone option that will chill cans and store drinkware. It’s the ultimate “bar away from home.” (via Classy Clutter)

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