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Publish Date: September 28, 2021

DIY Thrift 'Zombie Cooler' for Halloween

Creating a thrifted Halloween DIY ‘Zombie Cooler’ is a GOOD way to celebrate a Sustainable Halloween and your love of all things zombie. Give your Goodwill find a spooky upgrade in just a few steps! Not only are you saving items from the landfill, but you'll also have an amazingly decorated cooler for many Halloweens to come!

  1. Start with a few fun ‘Biohazard’ printouts (zombie-cooler print). Cut up your selected collection of warnings and start thinking about your layout.
  2. Apply your printed designs with dishwasher-safe Mod Podge® (for added moisture durability). Once the design is adhered, brush on an additional layer of Mod Podge to secure in place.
    Make sure you cover the edges well. Use extra coats if needed. Smooth as you go.
  3. Continue to add stickers to your cooler using this method of layering Mod Podge both under and on top of your warning labels.
  4. Once your cooler is fully labeled, it’s time to paint! Choose a few grungy colors to add some dirt, grime, and spatter to your surface. Have fun with your options, a few gross details don’t hurt! Fingerprints, mold, slime, smears, drips… it’s all fair game.
  5. Once you’re happy with your grunge, seal everything in with an extra layer of Mod Podge and allow it to dry.

Your zombie cooler is ready! Perfect for storing candy for your kiddos during your  Halloween party with friends or trick-or-treating! 

For more Halloween DIY's, check out our Halloween Page or some of our other blogs.

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