i should be mopping the floor: DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar

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This DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar were so much fun to put together.
DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
In our previous home, our red buffet acted as a beverage station. Since moving into this 1970s ranch home, we have a bit more space, especially in the kitchen. This little corner has worked its way into becoming a drink area, no matter what the season (and our buffet is a little more at home in the dining room here). I made the homemade “Santa’s Soda Shoppe” sign and then grabbed some of my vintage trucks and trees for the holiday look for this space. Check it all out below.
The complete tutorial for this vintage-looking sign is below. I think it adds a really fun element to this space.  I’m also sharing all of the other components of the Holiday Beverage Bar, too:

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar

And of course, what’s a soda shoppe without soda, right? Canada Dry® Ginger Ale and Diet Canada Dry® Ginger Ale are family favorites. When we were kids, Ginger Ale was an “airplane treat” (did anyone else always get Ginger Ale on a plane?). I love that we enjoy them anytime now. They’re perfect to leave out for the holidays, since my family all loves them.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
The beverage area is close to the refrigerator, too. During the holidays, when family are in town (and in some cases, spending the night), I want them to feel free to help themselves to anything and everything in the kitchen. With holiday meals, there are always loads of leftovers, too. Keeping these Dixie Ultra® Holiday Plates and Vanity Fair® Everyday Napkins at the ready are perfect for everyone to grab a plate of leftovers with...or just a few cookies from the cookie jar. Keeping them out and on the beverage area means nobody has to shuffle through a cabinet looking for a plate.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
Such cute designs, too! And Dixie Ultra® Holiday Plates and Vanity Fair® napkins allow me to be in those holiday moments and memories that matter most…because only Dixie Ultra® Holiday Plates and Vanity Fair® napkins provide that dependability that frees me from anxiety over product performance. Forget the mess and focus on the people and memories in the home for the holidays!


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
It’s like they had my kitchen colors in mind when they created these babies! Dixie Ultra® Holiday Plates are in the Holiday seasonal section at Target or in-aisle with other disposable tableware items.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I grabbed my beverages and paper goods at Target, too (where I seem to spend loads of time during the holidays). That illustrious bulls eye just draws me right in. Check out these great Cartwheel offers for savings on Canada Dry and 7UP®.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
The sign I made started out as a 12”x12” wooden canvas. I painted it with white chalk paint.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I used my craft cutter to cut out vinyl for my sign. If you do not have a craft cutter, pre-cut vinyl lettering is available at most craft stores. The fonts used here are Lolly Script and Bebas Neue.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
After my vinyl was in place, I used the same white chalk paint to paint over my lettering. This probably seems odd, but it’s actually sealing the letters so there isn’t any bleed with the final paint color that will go on top. Let this dry completely.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I then did two coats of red chalk paint and let it dry completely. After it was dry, I peeled off my vinyl to reveal the white lettering...with nice crisp lines!


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I then sanded the edges of my canvas with a medium-grit sanding sponge to give it that fun, vintage look.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I used a dark wax to age it even further. I just worked it into the wood with a wax brush.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
What do you think? Is this something you’d ever make? I love making my own holiday decorations...it makes them all that more special when I pull them out from year to year.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I think my sign goes perfectly with all the vintage trucks I use during the holidays. Being in a new (to us) home this year means I don’t have a set spot for all of my usual decor. I think the kitchen is where all of my red metal trucks will be!


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
Everything is at the ready!

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
And what’s Christmas without a jar full of cookies, right?

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
I stacked up the plates and napkins in a basket...just waiting to be grabbed. This basket can sit here for casual use or be put on the table when we set a meal out.


DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
Lots of Canada Dry to sip on!

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
Couldn’t resist putting a few bottles into one of my old trucks.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar
The perfect little snack for holiday guests in-between meals.

DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar | How to make a fun Santa's Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar

Grab even more great holiday ideas here at the Drink Make Wish Bake site.





2 comments:

  1. I am so in love with this SANTA SODA shoppe in your kitchen! Love, LOVE, LOVEEEE!!! I am inspired to use my CHEERWINE collection to do something similar! So cute....thanks for sharing!!!! -Stacy

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  2. Love this sign and all the others you make! And those vintage trucks--swooning!

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