How Cool Is That! Make Your Own Ice Ice-Bucket!


 

It’s Christmas; time for eating drinking and being very, very merry! Socialising is one of the best things about the festive season, and I love having a full house.

Of course, along with drinks comes the need to keep them cool. I found this method for making a beautiful ice- bucket using a plastic bottle and water! You can decorate it however you like using a range of materials. The end result is stunning – and costs virtually tuppence!

 

You Will Need:

Empty 2ltr plastic bottle

Empty 1ltr glass bottle

Water

Decorative materials for ice-bucket e.g:

flowers

leaves

fruit slices

petals

sprigs of herbs

berries

food colouring etc.

METHOD:

  1. Cut the top off empty plastic bottle.
  2. Place glass bottle inside.
  3. Fill two-thirds of bottle with water.
  4. Push decorative materials around the sides (or add food colouring. Do not stir if you want a marbled effect.)
  5. Stand the bottle in the freezer for 4-5 hours until frozen.
  6. When ready to use, run glass bottle quickly under a hot tap so that it slides off.
  7. Place hand-crafted, highly original ice-bucket on the table along with drinks and mixers.
  8. Wait for admiring comments!

TOP TIPS:

  • Use boiled, slightly cooled water for a crystal clear finish.

 

  • You can also apply the method to making ice-bowls to serve ice-cream (place a smaller bowl inside a large one) or make shot glasses.

 

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Posted on December 24, 2013, in Let's Party! and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on The Craft Room and commented:
    With the warmer weather approaching, this is a great idea for a cool (excuse the pun!) ice-bucket.

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  2. wow, those are beautiful! and they don’t look that hard! thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. i am trying this but when i go to take them out of the mold they just shatter, what am i doing wrong

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    • HI Christine.

      Thanks for your comment. It’s great that you’re having a go at making your own ice-bucket but I’m sorry to hear it hasn’t been going according to plan.

      To be honest, I’ve never encountered this problem before but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re doing something wrong. So I asked around and did some research and came up with a few possible solutions:

      1. Use distilled water.
      2. Forgo the plastic bottle and use a silicone mould instead.
      3. If you wish to use the plastic bottle, clean the inside of it with vinegar.
      4. Avoid using any sharp implements such as knives to force the ice out.
      5. Despite my advice to run the bottle under hot water quickly in order to release the ice, I’ve been told it’s better to leave the bottle to ‘sweat’ i.e. – gather droplets of moisture on the outside of the bottle and then gently try to ease the ice out of the container/mould.

      I hope this helps. Good luck! 🙂

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