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Painted Drink Bucket

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Tell party guests where they can stop for a cool drink. Then fill this bucket with ice and your favorite beverages.

Painted bucket filled with drinks

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Painter’s tape


  • White galvanized drink bucket, #222203
  • Valspar spray paint: Exotic Sea and Tropical Foliage
  • 3-in vinyl die-cut letters (two B; one E, I, D, A, S)

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Step 1

Divide the height of the drink bucket into thirds and use pencil dots to mark the bands. Use painter’s tape to mask off the middle third of the bucket. Then add tape and paper around the bottom plus tape to the top rim and bucket handles. Spray paint the top blue (Exotic Sea shown).

Good to Know

Angle the spray to avoid getting paint on the inside surfaces of the bucket and work in a well-ventilated but not breezy area.

Step 2

Mask off the center and top of the bucket to spray paint the bottom green (Tropical Foliage shown). Allow the paint to dry overnight before continuing.

Step 3

On the white center strip, apply the 3-inch die-cut letters to spell “BEBIDAS.”

Good to Know

To center the word in an area of the bucket, such as between the two handles, place the “I” at the center of the area and add letters on both sides.