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This DIY Soda Shoppe Sign and Holiday Beverage Bar were so much fun to put together.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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®.
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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.
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.
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!
I then sanded the edges of my canvas with a medium-grit sanding sponge to give it that fun, vintage look.
I used a dark wax to age it even further. I just worked it into the wood with a wax brush.
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.
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!
Everything is at the ready!
Lots of Canada Dry to sip on!
Grab even more great holiday ideas here at the Drink Make Wish Bake site.