Frat Formal Cooler Painting Ideas
One of the most difficult parts of painting a frat formal cooler can be coming up with all the ideas for what to actually paint on your cooler! Typically you need at least 5 ideas (one for each side of your custom cooler + the lid). Sometimes, you need even more than that if you are planning to paint the corners with a unique design or the inside or bottom of your cooler! Inspiration can be hard to find, so we are here to help! Whether you need 1 more idea or inspiration for all 5 sides of your painted cooler, we are here to help! Browse through our gallery of painted coolers to find inspiration for your next frat formal cooler.
College Painted Coolers
Painting one side a college theme is always a sure fire idea! There are so many different aspects of the college theme that your cooler will still be unique! Mascots, college symbols, logos, popular places on campus, landmarks, and stadiums are just a few ideas that you can put on your next fraternity formal cooler.
University of Kansas Basketball Court Painted Coolers
Oxford College Town Painted Coolers
Fraternity Painted Coolers
Destination Painted Coolers
If you are going on a destination fraternity formal, we love the idea of doing one side of the cooler as the fraternity formal location! Since every location is different, there are infinite ideas of what you could paint! We love doing a popular landmark at the destination, the skyline, postcard, scene, or license plate from the city or state!
Liquor Brands Painted Cooler
Painting liquor brands on your cooler is another popular idea that always turns out great! If your date has a favorite liquor, paint one side of his cooler with that brand. These logos can often been found on the internet and copied or freehanded onto your frat formal cooler!
Maker's Mark Whiskey Painted Coolers
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Painted Coolers
Captain Morgan Whiskey Painted Coolers
Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon Painted Coolers
Patron Tequila Painted Coolers
Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Painted Coolers
Save Water Drink Vodka Painted Coolers
Beer Brands Painted Coolers
If your date is more of a beer drinker, you could paint one of your custom cooler sides in his favorite beer logo! We are always impressed how awesome these beer inspired cooler sides come out!
TV Show Painted Coolers
If your date is really into a specific show , you can paint one side of your fraternity formal cooler inspired by a favorite character. Painting a popular quote from that character is always a big hit! bonus points if you can find a quote about drinking...it is a cooler after all!
Dwight Schrute The Office Painted Coolers
Formal is Coming Game Of Thrones Painted Coolers
Sports teams Painted Coolers
Sport teams are also a popular subject for fraternity formal coolers. If you know your date's favorite MLB, NFL, NHL, or NBA team, painting one side of his cooler in the logo of the team is always a great idea! You can get as creative as you want with this idea!
Kansas City Chiefs NFL Painted Coolers
Music Painted Coolers
Music or albums are also a great idea for one side of a fraternity formal cooler! Since albums are naturally artistic, painting one on your cooler will ensure your custom painted frat cooler turns out amazing! There are a lot of different ideas you can do with music like painting the album, song lyrics, or artist!
Wood Grain Painted Coolers
Wood grain cooler lids always look great and are an easy way to give your cooler a refined look! This looks is achieved by purchasing a wood grain tool at the home depot!
Clothing Brands Painted Cooler
Is your Frat Star always wearing a specific brand? Why not use that brand as inspiration for one of your cooler sides! Patagonia or Ralph Lauren are always popular, but you can get as creative as you want!
Bitmoji Painted Coolers
If your date is really into snapchat? Bring his bitmoji to life on the side of his cooler! Bitmojis on cooler are absolutely adorable and are sure to bring a personal touch to the cooler.
Dog Painted Coolers
mans best friend deserves a spot on the painted cooler to! If your date has a furry friend, then painting his pet on one side of his frat formal cooler is such a cute idea! Depending on your artistic ability, you can full portrait mode or simple outline...We think both look great!
Car Painted Coolers
Is your date obsessed with his car? Paint it on his cooler! This idea has a plenty of different ways it could be implemented. You could paint the actual car or the car logo!
Sigma Kappa Jeep Painted Coolers
American Flag Painted Coolers
USA! USA! Paint an American flag on your next fraternity formal cooler! these always turn out great! We love the beer pong inspired flag as well!
Black and Red American Flag Painted Coolers
Water Marble Painted Coolers
Like Woodgrain, Watermarbling is another popular technique that will give your cooler a one of a kind vibe! You can paint a logo over your water marble or their name. Either way, these sides always turn our so beautifully!
Blue Yellow Water Marble Painted Coolers
Beach Painted Coolers
If you are going to a beach weekend or a destination fraternity formal at a beach, painting a beach is a great idea for your frat cooler! Sunsets and palm trees can be a quick, easy, and beautiful painted cooler side! These sides are also great to put a song lyric or quote with!
Sporting Event Painted Cooler
If your date is super into golf or tennis, painting one side of his cooler with a favorite sporting event is a great idea! We love how this masters cooler turned out!
Cartoon Painted Coolers
Cartoons are extremely popular when it comes to cooler painting! The animated natures makes them perfect for cooler painting and they turn out great!! Sometimes we think the painted cooler cartoons turn out better than the original! (Peep the Scooby doo cooler below)
Sunset Painted Coolers
Sunsets and coolers just go together! We love how these two coolers incorporated sunsets into their custom painted frat coolers! The sunglass idea is so cute!
Sunglass Sunset Palm Tree Painted Coolers
Movie Painted Coolers
Does your date constantly talk about or quote a specific movie? Paint it on his frat formal cooler! Movie posters , quotes, or characters always turn out great!
Great Gatsby Painted Coolers
Marvel Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Flash Painted Coolers
Hobby Painted Coolers
Does your date have a cool hobby like surfing, fishing, or waterskiing? You can't go wrong with a picturesque scene of him doing his favorite hobby! Check out these painted cooler for inspiration!
Surfing Sunset Painted Coolers
Duck Hunting Painted Coolers
Drone Painted Coolers
Fishing Painted Coolers
Skiing Painted Coolers
Wake Boarding Painted Coolers
Food Painted Coolers
Food brands are also a popular item for fraternity formal coolers! Bonus points if you can incorporate your date's name into a food or beverage logo!