My favorite part of entertaining has always been finding my own way to do things that is cool and low cost. This particular project is one that I’ve done a few times before for other parties and just love how customizable it is. Beverage tubs and champagne buckets tend to be one of those things that are weirdly expensive. I saw an iron one last year that I like and it was over $100! Really, it’s just a tub!
So, I have started using small (bathroom sized) trashcans as a stand-in to keep bottles cold during our parties. They’re inexpensive enough to not be a big blow to your party budget and with a couple of drawer pulls or knobs from the hardware store and a quick customization they also turn out way more cute than the run of the mill version.
It’s an easy three step process and rolls in at under $20. Want to make your own? [Read more…]