Ever since the TV show Mad Men appeared, retro cocktails along with 1960s-style bars stocked with vintage glasses and barware have become hugely popular. And, a bar isn’t complete without an ice bucket.
I found a gold one at Goodwill for $2.99. It was brand new and included the ice tongs. The problem was the gold color. When I saw it, I knew I could re-invent it into a great wedding gift or house-warming present. Since I know a bride-to-be, I decided to personalize it to match the happy couple.
You know me, I love decoupage, there are so many things you can do with paper and a little glue. Jess and Rob love to travel, cook together, fish and boat. So I started with a map as the foundation and glued pieces to fit all the way around the bucket. A sponge brush works best with Mod Podge.
Then I looked through magazines and cut out pictures that relate to J & R.
I arranged photos and words semi-randomly on the map. I wanted to tell their story. Once I had everything on, I finished the bucket with three more coats of Mod Podge.
I replaced the gold knob handle with a wood cabinet knob that I also covered with a piece of map.
Anyone having drinks at their home will always be reminded of personalities of Jessica and her new groom.