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How to make a floral ice bucket
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DIY Ice Bucket

Keeping Champagne and wine chilled has never look better with these charming DIY floral ice buckets!

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Freeze8 hours
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 1 bucket
Author: Eden


  • 2 different sized inexpensive plastic buckets (a large one and one to fit inside that is also large enough for a champagne bottle)
  • rocks.


  • Water
  • Fruit
  • Flowers


  • Fill the large bucket with 2-3 inches water and freeze.
  • Place the smaller bucket inside and fill it with rocks so it’s weighted. Otherwise it will float when then the water is poured in.
  • Fill the circle with water and tuck the flowers and fruit in tight, so they don’t float to the top when frozen. You can also do this in two steps, filling half then freezing and then doing the second half. This will insure the flowers will be dispersed throughout the bucket when frozen.
  • Freeze the bucket overnight.
  • To remove the ice bucket, remove the rocks from the center, then fill that container with warm water and let it sit. Pour it out and then run water around the outside of the bucket. It will eventually loosen and slide out.