How to make an ice bucket
This ice bucket was made up of layers using red berries I found hanging on bare-leafed trees. In my opinion, it has the most beautiful appearance, and is a stunning addition to any event.
To make your own ice bucket, be sure that you choose a vessel that fits inside your freezer and a container that will fit a bottle of wine or other drink of your choice snugly.
Put the bucket into the freezer with five centimetres of water at the bottom. When the water is frozen, insert the wine/beverage bottle container into the centre of the bucket and secure it with masking tape. Put rocks into the central container.
Next, pour water into the bucket around the outside of the container and immerse flowers, berries or leaves into the water. Make sure the bucket is sitting flat in the freezer.
When the water has frozen, take the whole thing out of the freezer and leave it to melt slightly so that the containers both loosen and can be easily removed. If you’re in a hurry, put the bucket into a sink of hot water to loosen the containers more quickly.
Good luck, and don’t forget to take pictures of your efforts! xx
A collection of ice buckets I’ve used in previous shoots: