I’m pretty much in love with anything personalized! I love giving gifts to people with their names on it. I’m not sure where this obsession came from? I’m sure it probably started when I was little, but I don’t see it ending any time soon. I’m always trying to come up with new items to personalize.

Alas, I am very excited to introduce personalized ice buckets. These pictures do not do justice to these adorable ice buckets. One day, I will get a good photo of them I promise, but for now, you are just going to have to take my word for it!

My Mom’s birthday was at the beginning of the month and she had requested an ice bucket. It was a fairly simple request. I had the bucket, but no design. Mom had just purchased some plastic tumblers to use in the hot tub. They had large black and white flowers on them and I thought it would be cute to stick with that theme. Here is what I came up with!

What do you think?

This gift wouldn’t be complete without a matching tag!

I think these would make great gifts for birthdays, house warming gifts, holiday celebrations, Christmas, and bridal showers. Speaking of bridal showers (that’s one of Jackson’s new phrases, “speaking of. . . ” and he just uses it whenever he wants. It’s so funny!) I did one of these buckets for Kristen’s bridal shower. Kristen and Dustin are getting married in August (that’s the Bachelor party Lincoln attended last weekend and boy could I share some stories with you, but Linc swore me to secrecy).

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned how much I love Pottery Barn decor. When we win the lottery (in my dreams), all my decor will be from Pottery Barn. I wasn’t sure what “theme” to do for Kristen, but I knew I couldn’t go wrong with something inspired by Pottery Barn decor. So, I searched through their website for inspiration. Here’s what I stumbled upon. I just love these!!

And this . . .

These stripes are so fun and carefree. They totally scream summer to me! Here is the print I designed.

Here are some shots of the final ice bucket.

For this bucket, I actually did a liner facing the outside of the bucket and one facing the inside. I really like how it turned out and I think I will offer them both ways.

I’m planning on also offering the liners separately in sets of three. That way, you can purchase an ice bucket with a liner and when you get sick of it, you can just switch it out. How cool is that? It’s personalized, functional, and interchangeable!

I need some ideas for additional liners. I want them to be modern, stylish, and to appeal to a pretty broad group. I’d love some ideas. For some reason, I am really struggling coming up with more ideas.

Whatcha got? Give me your best ice bucket liner ideas?

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  1. Sheri says: July 6, 2010
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