Jungle Ice Bucket


  • 1 8 qt circular bucket (such as Cambro brand)

  • 1 4 qt circular bucket ​ (alternatively you could use a large water bottle, as long as wine bottle could fit inside)

  • Flowers or leaves. Save some extra for styling around your mold

  • A few heavy rocks or stones


  1. Fill ​the 8 qt bucket with​ 1 inch of water. Freeze for about 4 hours or until first layer is frozen.
  2. Fill​ smaller bucket​ or bottle with rocks ​and place inside ​the larger bucket. ​The rocks will keep it from floating as you fill the rest of the water.
  3. Fill the ice bucket up with water. Add flowers​/leaves​ to water. Freeze overnight.
  4. Take​ ​out of​ the​ freezer. Run warm water around outside of ​the larger bucket ​and inside the smaller bucket to slide your ice mold out.
  5. Before setting it on a plate on your table, place a napkin or cork coaster underneath the bucket to keep it from sliding around.

Justina Blakeney

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Justina Blakeney is a designer and artist, and author of The New York Times best-selling book The New Bohemians. With a passion for color, pattern and plants, Justina and her design blog, the Jungalow®, have quickly become the go-to sources for bohemian design inspiration. For Justina, decorating is about feeling free, having fun and getting a little bit wild.

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