Mossy Drink Cooler

Using galvanized washtubs to hold drinks at a party isn’t a new idea, but it’s so good it endures. This project gives the traditional galvanized drink cooler a fresh look with sheet moss and spray adhesive.


  • Galvanized tub
  • Sheet moss (enough to cover the outside of the tub)
  • Spray adhesive


Starting at the bottom and working in small areas spray a bit of the adhesive and press on the sheet moss.

Moss Covered Galvanized Tub

Moving around the washtub attach the moss until it is covered.

Galvanized Washtub Drink CoolerYou can add additional decorations too. If you’re having some sort of bridal affair, you can match the color theme with ribbons or flowers inserted around the top edge.