How to make a berry ice bucket

November 22, 2016 (Last Updated: December 15, 2022)
How to make a berry ice bucket

We’re loving this fun and quirky, statement ice-bucket idea for Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Here’s how to make a berry ice bucket:

It’s best to begin the ‘pimping’ of your ice bucket the day before your party (although, you can do this up to a week in advance and store in the freezer).

You’ll need a standard ice bucket, a smaller bucket or container (the base should be a little larger than a bubbly bottle), some masking tape and seasonal berries and flowers.

  1. Begin by filling the larger bucket halfway with water, then add handfuls of berries and flowers.
  2. Place the smaller bucket inside the larger bucket to create the central well – weight the smaller vessel with enough water so the tops of the buckets are aligned.
  3. Top up the larger bucket with enough water to fill.
  4. Secure the smaller bucket to the larger with some tape to keep it central.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Remove your ice bucket from the freezer about 30 minutes before you need it – this way the edges will melt slightly and it will easily slip out of the mould.

Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

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