Turn a Beach Bucket Into a Wine Keg

Entertain this summer by turning a plastic beach bucket into a wine keg. Because wine not?

DIY Beach Bucket Wine Keg
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Materials and Tools

  • plastic sand bucket and shovel
  • boxed wine
  • ruler
  • marker
  • utility knife
  • twine
  • thick cardboard
  • pen
  • scissors
  • decoupage glue
  • foam paintbrush
  • sand
  • seashells and/or other embellishments
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • scrapbook paper
  • mini wood dowels or toothpicks
  • double-stick tape

Trace Tap Size on Bucket

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Remove the bag of wine from the box. Measure the tap horizontally and vertically (approx. 1.5") with a ruler. Draw the horizontal and vertical measurements in a cross shape on the sand bucket in the desired position with a marker. Connect the ends to create a circle.

Cut Out Circle

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Carefully and slowly cut out the circle with a utility knife.

Add Twine Embellishment

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Hide the rough edges of the circle with twine by hot gluing it around the opening. Cut off excess twine.

Cut Cardboard Lid

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Turn the bucket upside down onto thick cardboard or foam board. Trace a circle around the bucket with a pen. Measure 1/4 inches inside the traced circle, and cut out with scissors or a utility knife. This will be the keg's lid.

Attach Sand

Apply a layer of decoupage glue onto the cardboard lid with a foam paintbrush (Image 1). Use the shovel to pour sand on top (Image 2). Shake off excess, and let dry — about 10 minutes. Apply another layer of glue and sand, and let dry (Image 3).

Cut Slit for Shovel

Place the shovel in the desired position on the cardboard lid, and draw a line from one end of the shovel to the other (Image 1). Carefully cut along the line with a utility knife (Image 2). Next, poke a hole in the cardboard circle with the utility knife where you want the wine label positioned.

Attach Embellishments

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Hot glue seashells and other beach-themed accessories on the cardboard lid until you get the desired look.

Add Wine

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Place the bag of wine inside the bucket, and slip the tap through the opening. Place cardboard lid on top.

Attach Handle

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Insert the shovel into the pre-cut slit on the lid, and secure with hot glue. This will be the keg's handle.

Add a Label

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cut patterned scrapbook paper in a rectangular shape. Fold in half and cut a triangle in the open ends to create a flag shape. Write the wine's name on the label (Get punny! We went with Crab-ernet, Chardonn-waves and Rosé Sky). Apply double-stick tape to the inside crease of the paper, and place the top of a mini dowel or toothpick on the tape to act as the flag's pole. Apply a dot of hot glue to the bottom of the pole, and insert into the pre-cut hole in the cardboard lid.

Photo by: Derek Trimble

Derek Trimble

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