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Beverage Bar – How to Create one using a Vintage Tea Cart

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Do you have a hot cocoa or coffee bar? What about a tea or wine bar? What if you could have all four in one place? Well, you can! I’m using a vintage tea cart, but you could any cart or maybe a shelf. Let me show you 10 ideas to help you create your own beverage bar! 

Cocoa Condiments for Your Beverage Bar

How do you take your cocoa? I personally like it piping hot with lots of mini marshmallows. Some love a little peppermint with theirs. However you like yours, a fun way to add and display your condiments is with a tiered tray and mason jars! I’ve got marshmallows, crushed peppermint, peppermint sticks, hot cocoa powder, and cookies in my jars! What would be in yours? 

hot cocoa condiments in mason jars

Want to Make Your Own Tiered Tray?

Click >>HERE<< or the picture below to see how to make your own! 

tiered tray DIY | bathroom decor ideas | thrift store upcycle | bathroom tiered tray DIY

Giant Peppermint Candy

Make these adorable candies to display on your cocoa tray! Watch the tutorial >>HERE<<!

giant peppermint candy

Scrabble Tile Inspired Cocoa Sign

How fun is this Scrabble Tile inspired cocoa sign?! My daughter helped me make this one and it looks so adorable on the bottom tier of our tray, right?! Watch us make it >>HERE<<

Scrabble Tile Cocoa Sign

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Candy Cane Wreath

This wreath was made using the candy cane wreath form from the Dollar Tree and torn fabric. It works up super fast and looks great flanking our beverage cart, don’t ya think?! Watch how to make it >>HERE<<

Fabric Candy Cane Wreath

Hot Cocoa Pallet Wood Tray

Do you know who Ms Jennifer Pugh is? She creates such beautiful art for calendars, gift bags, and more! Her Farmhouse calendar became wildly popular after being sold at the Dollar Tree. Crafters started using the calendars to craft with so she decided to offer print packs! This was part of her Christmas print pack. Watch how I transformed it into a tray for the hot cocoa area of our beverage cart >>HERE<<

Hot cocoa pallet wood tray

Single Cup Coffee Maker

Of course every coffee bar needs a coffee maker, and they have these relatively inexpensive on Amazon, so I snatched it up and it’s the perfect addition to our bar! Get one >>HERE<<! I added a small basket with creamer cups and stevia packets. There is also a box of stir sticks hiding behind that cocoa sign. 

Single Cup Coffee Maker

Burlap Personalized Wine Bag

If you’re not a wine drinker, just skip the next two sections. I actually created this DIY wine bag to be used as gifts for the wine lover on your Christmas list. I loved it so much, I decided to make one for us and add it to one of the wine bottles on our cart. This is a great gift idea throughout the year, not just at Christmas, though. See how to make it >>HERE<<

Burlap Personalized Wine Bag

Wood Bead Wine Bottle Tag

Another neat idea for a wine bottle decor is this wood bead hanger! You can use a chalk marker if you don’t have the vinyl decal or access to a cutting machine. This was made during the same video as linked above but I’m linking it again >>HERE<<

Wood Bead Wine Bottle Tag

Wood Bead Candy Cane

This adorable candy cane was made with wood beads and a pipe cleaner. Watch the live tutorial >>HERE<<!

Gingerbread Garland for Your Beverage Bar

How sweet is this gingerbread man garland that we made to hang above our beverage cart?! We kind of have a candy theme going on so this was the perfect addition! See how it’s made >>HERE<<! You can also purchase this as a kit in our shop >>HERE<<!

Gingerbread Garland

We also added other items to our cart, such as candlesticks, coffee, cookies, biscotti, a mug tree, etc. You make your beverage cart to suit your tastes. Let me know what you thought about mine! If you loved this, I hope you will join our email list and follow along on social media! 

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