8.16.2013

Try This: (End-of) Summer Ice Bucket

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

My DIYs have been few and far between as our condo must stay in show-ready form at all times these days, so I'm coming out of the woodwork on this fine Friday for a little DIY I've been holding back that's perfect for these last few weeks of summer. Some pretty paint, a little hardware, and a dab of heavy-duty glue are all you need to turn a couple of thrift store salad bowls into an adorable pedestaled ice bucket for your backyard beverage needs. Read on for the full tutorial.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

MATERIALS: 1 Large Wooden Bowl, 1 Small Wooden Bowl, Chalk Pencil (optional), Craft Paint, Paint Brush, Electric Drill, 2 Handles, Screwdriver, Food-Safe Shellac, Sponge Brush, Heavy-Duty Glue

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

Begin by carefully painting a couple of stripes onto the large wooden bowl. They don't have to be perfect, but pick pretty colors, won't you? If you insist on perfection, you can use a chalk pencil to sketch out your stripes first. Then, just fill in the lines with a small paint brush.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

Next, mark where you'll affix each handle on opposing sides, and drill an appropriately-sized hole for the screws. Attach the handles.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

Apply a liberal amount of heavy-duty glue like E600 to the bottom of the small wooden bowl. Affix to the center-bottom of the large bowl. Allow to dry.

Finish it all up by giving the inside and out a nice coat of food-safe shellac. This will protect the wood from the water and secure those pretty painted stripes.

Now load your pedestaled bucket up with ice and your favorite drinks, and enjoy those cold beverages.

Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket
Fabric Paper Glue | DIY Summer Ice Bucket

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