Scalloped DIY Beverage Bucket

Scalloped DIY Beverage Bucket
Scalloped DIY Beverage Bucket
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Summer is all about being outside and hanging out with the fam. It's so easy to become dehydrated when running around outdoors, so make sure you always have a beverage handy in this Scalloped DIY Beverage Bucket. This adorable painted patterned bucket will keep your refreshments ice cold. This also is a perfect patio decor piece. Coolers are too large and not that attractive. So, it's time to replace that clunky cooler that takes up all that deck space with this beautiful bucket that will fit right on your deck table.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniquePainting



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Basic Brush Set - 5pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Color Paint Set June 2014, 5-2 oz.
  • Tin bucket


  1. Prepare metal bucket surface by washing with warm water and soap and wiping dry.  

  2. Take your 1" brush from the basic brush set and paint stripes around the bucket with varying widths, starting with Blue Sky, then Poodle Skirt, Wedding Cake, and lastly, Habanero.  

  3. Create the scalloped edges by taking the largest foam pouncer, dipping it in the corresponding color of choice, and pouncing circles along the edge of the stripe. The scallop is created by layering half of the foam pouncer over the stripe. 

  4. Repeat with remaining colors until bucket is finished.

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This is way cuter than a plain metal bucket. I need to make one of these for my parents to take out by their pool!


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