Come’on! Cool Cocktails have an Ice Coozie – These instantly dress up a table! And they are easy to make to boot!
When it comes to having a party or a celebration, you don’t want your drinks just thrown into a cooler. Not only does that not add to your decor, but it’s difficult to fit everything in the cooler and still keep it all cold. Instead of throwing it in the cooler, you can kill two birds with one stone by using this innovative Ice Bucket-Drink Decor trick. These look great as centerpiece decorations, keep your drinks cold, and are an inexpensive way of sprucing things up. Here’s how you do this awesome piece!
How to Make a Ice Coozie Drink Bucket
Gather the supplies
For this fun little craft, there are quite a few items you will want to gather. The great thing about this craft is you get to reuse and recycle old bottles and jugs. Here’s what you will need:
- A 2-liter pop jug
- A small plastic, round quart-sized milk jug
- A smaller bottle
- Cinnamon sticks
- Two oranges
- A bowl of Cranberries
- A knife
- Bag of coins
Cut the Recycled Pop Bottle
Next, you will want to cut your recycled pop bottle in half with a pair of scissors. I like to bend the pop bottle in the middle so the two edges touch then cut through both sides at once. This makes you have a straighter cut than going around the bottle. However, don’t be too picky about the look of the bottle because you it won’t be seen later on.
Cut Up the ingredients
Cut your oranges and cherries into decorative slices. You want your slices to be evenly cut so that they can be beautifully sculpted around your drink decor. Smash your cinnamon or cut it into small pieces as you would for an aroma bag.
Put it All together
Pour your bag of coins into the empty water bottle. This gives it weight. Next, you will want to stick the water bottle filled with coins int the center of the pop bottle. Place your orange slices, cherries, and cinnamon in the bottom of the cut pop bottle. Fill your pop bottle half full with the two bottles of water. The coins will help the inner water bottle from floating in the water.
Put your masterpiece in the freezer over night. When you pull it out, the water and fruit should be frozen in a ring around the inner water bottle. Carefully cut the pop bottle from your ice bucket and remove the milk jug filled with coins. When you are finished, you should have a beautiful Ice Bucket Drink Decor to place your drinks into.
What do you think about this Ice Bucket-Drink Decor? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Many thanks to ReadyRefresh for giving us a month worth of drinks! We used some of the drinks they provided to make our ice bucket!! #NoMoreFORO