8 DIY Drink Coolers For Your Outdoor Space

8 diy drink coolers for your outdoor space cover

We’ve already shared some cool portable drink coolers, now I’m gonna share some cool ideas for those of you who want a non-portable piece for outdoors. There are various ideas – different boxes, tables and stations and many other configurations, remember that you are always free to add something that you like. Here are some DIYs you may like.

The first tutorial isn’t about building, it’s about sprucing up an existing piece. A usual dark metal cooler box can be turned into a bold and chic piece on stable legs, with a shelf downwards. What I love is the bright coral color of the box with the letters – looks a bit retro and very cool! Read how to make this drink cooler for your outdoor parties and enjoy cold drinks!

DIY retro-inspired pink drink cooler (via www.classyclutter.net)

DIY retro-inspired pink drink cooler (via www.classyclutter.net)

This drink cooler is built of wood and a box with ice: it’s a comfy station with an upper part with a box of ice and a lower shelf for empty bottles and cans. The whole piece is of dark wood, the lining is coral and the lid contains a chalkboard part for chalking whatever you like. Building it requires some wood-working skills but that’s not too difficult. What a comfy and creative idea!

DIY wooden drink cooler with a chalkboard lid (via foxhollowcottage.com)

DIY wooden drink cooler with a chalkboard lid (via foxhollowcottage.com)

Vintage sewing tables are great candidates for repurposing — since they generally don’t fit modern sewing machines, you can find a sturdy, all-wood sewing table at many antique stores and thrift stores. This tutorial will tell you how to repurpose a vintage sewing table into a colorful and comfy drink cooler station. I love this bold piece, it’s sure to make a statement with its look and provide you with cool drinks. Enjoy!

DIY vintage sewing table into a drink cooler station (via www.remodelaholic.com)

DIY vintage sewing table into a drink cooler station (via www.remodelaholic.com)

A usual wooden planter on legs can be turned into a modern and bold drink cooler! This project contains information on placing the planter on casters and repainting it in a bold shade, then you’ll just need to place some ice inside each part and put your bottles. There’s no lid but in case you really want it, you can make it.

DIY wooden planter into a beverage cooler on casters (via www.southernrevivals.com)

DIY wooden planter into a beverage cooler on casters (via www.southernrevivals.com)

This DIY idea makes use of an old, non-working fridge and pallets, meaning it can be a very inexpensive project if you have free access to these materials. What’s great about this DIY cooler is that you have the option to use the small compartment for little gatherings, or the large one for really big parties. The small cooler also works great for chilling some salad, fruits and other food, while you use the bigger compartment for all the drinks.

DIY old fridge into a drink and food cooler (via diyprojects.ideas2live4.com)

DIY old fridge into a drink and food cooler (via diyprojects.ideas2live4.com)

Try this DIY pallet furniture idea for a pallet cooler that will not only improve your decor, it will also keep your cold drinks within reach – no more leaning over to grab a drink out of the cooler on the ground! The easy to follow step by step instructions and video show you exactly how easy it is to build your very own cooler box this summer.

DIY rustic pallet drink cooler box (via diyjoy.com)

DIY rustic pallet drink cooler box (via diyjoy.com)

What can be better for an outdoor party than a large dining table with a built-in drink cooler in the center? Each compartment in the center has its own lid, so when it’s not hot, you may close them or just use for storing something else.

DIY patio table with ice compartments in the center (via lifehacker.com)

DIY patio table with ice compartments in the center (via lifehacker.com)

Turn a usual concrete planter into a comfy drink cooler without spending much time! Just take a concrete planter, add casters and a faucet and fill it with ice – the drink cooler is ready! Place it wherever you like, in your favorite outdoor zone. No fuss and a nice result!

DIY concrete planter into a beverage cooler (via www.curbly.com)

DIY concrete planter into a beverage cooler (via www.curbly.com)