DIY Personalized Beverage Tub

Create a DIY personalized beverage tub using some spray paint and adhesive letters, it’s the perfect way to update an old tub! These ice buckets are the perfect way to keep your beverages cold indoors and outdoors.

It’s Thrift Store Decor Day so make sure you check out all of the talented ladies’ makeovers at the end of this post!

We have a party coming up to celebrate my 50th and we are in the process of getting everything ready. I’m scouring the thrift stores so I can pull this party off on a budget. I ran across the cutest beverage tub at Marshall’s and it was $50, no thanks, Amazon wasn’t much better. I ran off to goodwill and found a nice and colorful tub for $4 it still had the sticker on the bottom from target and it said beverage container. I brought it home and filled it with water and it didn’t leak so I knew it would be perfect. 

Here is the before, looks brand new!  Although there were still some stickers on the inside of the container I couldn’t peel off so I just spray painted over them lol.  

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Supplies Needed:

Spray Paint the paint I used Color Shot In Princess Cut paint and primer in 1

Rag with Soap
Waterproof Vinyl Stickers 
You could also use permanent vinyl or you could stencil letters using paint. Get creative!
Ice Bucket or galvanized tub


Using a clean rag, give your bucket a good cleaning and let it dry.

The bucket did not have any rust but if it does, your Paint will not stick to it.  Remove the rust using a stiff wire brush.

Shake the spray paint can well to make sure the paint is appropriately mixed up. 

I applied 2 coats of paint waiting about 15 minutes in between each coat. (read the paint label for detailed directions specific to your paint)

Avoid applying thick coats of spray paint. You achieve better coverage by utilizing thin coats and repeating the application until you get the look you want.

With one can of paint I was able to almost get the whole inside with 2 coats but not the very bottom, here you can see the old stickers.

Allow to dry overnight.

Make sure you measure your letters and consider the placement before applying the letters. 

Stick the letters to the side of the tub.

You’re all done, so easy and it looks so much more sophisticated!  

Now it’s time to fill your DIY beverage tub with ice and your favorite ice-cold drinks and enjoy. Wine bottles, champagne, beer bottles, water, and sparkling water would all fit perfectly.

This is perfect for parties or small get-togethers and summer barbecues or a great addition to your party decor.

Would these make for a great gift? YES!

Wedding gift
Anniversary gifts
Housewarming gift
Use it as a gift basket and fill it up with goodies

How can I customize it

Write the couple’s last names or the couple’s names
 Add wedding dates
Move-in date of the new home
Make one for the holidays writing Happy Fourth, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

Time to check out all of the thrift store makeovers!

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The Easiest Thrift Store Wreath Makeover For Fall – Reinvented Delaware
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Thank you so much for stopping in today, wishing you a beautiful rest of your week!



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