For this week’s DIY Friday, Lifestyle Expert Paige Hemmis teams up on Hallmark Channel’s hit daytime talk show, Home & Family, to give a tutorial on how to make homemade drink buckets — the perfect patriotic decoration for your fourth of july party! Check out the simple instructions below.

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  • Red, blue, and white spray paint

  • White paint pen

  • Paint brush

  • Galvanized bucket

  • Fine grit sandpaper

  • Masking tape

  • Paper towels


  • Spray paint galvanized bucket with a red base coat. Leave top 3 inches unpainted. Use masking tape to tape off the red section

  • Cover the already painted red portion of the bucket with a paper towel to protect the red color

  • Spray paint the top part of the bucket with blue

  • Peel away the masking tape. You will have a red and blue bucket

  • Add vertical lines of masking tape over the red paint, 1-inch a part, to form the stripes. Cover the blue with paper towels

  • Spray paint with white in between the masking tape to form the stripes

  • Remove all tape and paper towels

  • Draw on stars with white paint pen

Watch how to make your own DIY drink buckets in the video below!

Home & Family airs weekdays at 10:00 a.m. EST on Hallmark Channel.