Party Drink Tub – Clearance Makeover

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I’m constantly on the look out for awesome clearance deals at Target and today I’m sharing one of my favorite finds – a party drink tub I picked up for $4.48 after the Super Bowl.

Clearance Drink Bucket Before Transformation

The transformation was a simple two step process. The biggest difference came from a coat of Rustoleum Universal Metallic Spray Paint in Aged Copper*. It’s a paint and primer in one, and my new favorite spray paint color. I can’t wait to add more aged copper touches around the house!

While the paint was drying, I designed and cut a vinyl image using my Silhouette Portrait*. If you’re digging the art deco feel as much as I am, you can click here to get my .studio file free for personal use.

I applied the image using transfer tape, and all that was left was filling up the tub with delicious drinks!

Drink Bucket for a Party Inexpensive

And a closer look…

Party Tub for Drinks

What you can’t tell from this picture is that the other side of my bucket has a different personality! I shared the other side, along with a tutorial on using transfer tape to apply vinyl over at the Expressions Vinyl blog today. Make sure you check it out and let me know which side is your favorite!

Source List:
Silver Metallic Indoor Vinyl
Transfer Tape
Rustoleum Aged Copper

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    • [email protected] says

      Thanks Jodie! I can’t seem to pick a favorite either :)

    • [email protected] says

      Thanks Tasha! I found myself wishing I would have bought the entire stack of tubs at Target – I had so many ideas it was hard to pick 2!

    • [email protected] says

      Thanks Katie!

    • [email protected] says

      Thanks Ashley! I bought the smaller (aka cheaper) Silhouette Portrait because I wasn’t sure how much I would use it. But it has been amazing! And there hasn’t been anything I haven’t been able to do with it even though it is 8 inches vs 12. Of course I wouldn’t turn down a Cameo :-)

  1. says

    Love this idea!!!!! Thanks for asharing this on DIY Sunday Showcase! I pinned this to our talent board!!


    • [email protected] says

      Thank you Shelly!

    • [email protected] says

      Thank you Valerie – I can’t wait to try that spray paint in the other colors!

  2. says

    Hey Melissa! Love your tub, and now I’m off to check out the other side (love the suspense!!). Also, I would like a Shiner Bock, please. 6 more weeks … :) Hope you’re having a good week!!

  3. says

    Wow, I remember seeing those tubs and didn’t even give it half a second of thought. Now I’m hoping I can find one!!! Turned out amazing, Melissa! Such an impressively simple transformation!


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