DIY Cooler Makeover

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!There is so much to love about summer. Everything is in bloom, the sun is out longer, and weekends can be spent primarily outside. Between all the outings and park picnics coming up over the next few months, you will want to have a fun cooler to bring with you everywhere you go! I teamed up with Zevia to show you how to make a basic one colorful and fun. And it really only takes two steps to make, which is the perfect amount of energy to put into a summer DIY. Here’s how:

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: cooler, outdoor spray paint, contact paper, scissors

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!Paint your cooler (if you so desire) and while it’s drying, cut your vinyl. I recommend cutting your shapes a little larger than you think you might want to save yourself some time in the long run. Remember that you will be individually taking the back off each shape and that time adds up!

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!Apply vinyl to the cooler and you’re done! Bada bing, bada boom! It’s such a simple project that there’s no excuse for having a basic cooler this summer.

You’ll need a fun drink to go inside your colorful new cooler, so stock up on ice and Zevia and head to the park! Because Zevia is a zero calorie (and non-GMO verified) soft drink sweetened with stevia, it won’t make you feel weighted down in the hot summer sun. Such a picnic win! Plus how cute are those colorful cans?

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!

Be the hit of any summer picnic with this DIY cooler makeover!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Ohmy! This is the best cooler ever! It’s adorable! So fun!
    WritingMonique

    • Monique, thank you so much! That’s so kind! It’s at least a step up from the original :)

  • Cyd

    Brilliant! Such a fun idea and I definitely need to track down this Zevia business now. Looks so good!

    • Thanks Cyd! And yeah girl, I saw it at Whole Foods the other day!

  • Tan

    Ahhh so cute! And simple too – my favourite kind of DIY. So perfect for carrying beverages to a picnic

    • Sameeeee here! No time for anything else, especially in the summer. Too many picnics to go to :)

  • Amy

    Love this! Add a little excitement to every picnic now!

    • Thanks Amy! Sometimes you just gotta bring the color… and the cooler :)

  • MaryJane Mitchell

    I think this is the coolest cooler I have ever seen. You are so creative and I love your blog.

    • MaryJane, that is SO kind of you to say! Thank you so much, glad you’re here! xo

      • MaryJane Mitchell

        I can see I am not the only fan you have. Great work. MJ

  • Carrie Waller

    So fabulous!! Can’t wait to try this project (and those drinks, too!) here at our house :)

  • Alice Lois

    Of course you make a fun, bright colored cooler – just like your personality! Love it! I will be making this for the summer!

  • This cooler is so genius! I love how simple and colorful it is!