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DIY Projects That Will Enhance a Bar Cart
Bar carts can make coming home after a long workday a more pleasant experience. Perhaps that's why they've become so popular. Not only are these carts functional at serving up a soothing nightcap, but they also make a bold statement and come in many shapes and sizes.
Regardless of the type of cart you own, make sure to stock your bar cart with all the essentials. These DIY bar cart accessories will help inspire you to rethink how you display your favorite cocktail ingredients.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Make Sure Everything Is LabeledContinue to 3 of 12 below.
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Upgrade Your Glassware
All you need is a little adhesive vinyl to transform ordinary glasses into a sparkling new set. Create any kind of pattern you like for personalized matching glassware. While this tutorial walks you through the step-by-step process using champagne flutes, there's no reason you can't apply the same instructions to other glassware.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Try Out Homemade Bitters Recipes
Bitters are making a comeback as more and more people attempt to make craft cocktails at home. Save yourself some money and get really personalized by making your own batches of bitters at home. To add a bit of style, stock them in your bar cart with custom printable labels.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Attempt This Frozen Wine BucketContinue to 6 of 12 below.
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Greet Guests With a Bar-Friendly MessageContinue to 7 of 12 below.
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Bring Bar Napkins to the Next LevelContinue to 8 of 12 below.
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Replace Wine Glass Charms With Chalkboard Paint
Wine charms are cute but can get annoying when you have to remove them before washing the wine glasses at the end of the night. Try out some chalkboard paint instead. Though this bar cart accessory isn't dishwasher friendly, you should be washing fragile wine glasses by hand anyway.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Add a Splash of Color to Your Bar Cart
This colorful ombre paint effect will work on numerous bar car accessories like glasses, cocktail shakers, and even wine bottle openers. Depending on your color scheme, choose 3 to 4 shades that work well with one another. Any more than four colors can start to look too busy.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Add Some Art Into the Mix
Adding wall art to your bar cart setup is a must. However, if you're not artistically inclined, this can pose as a bit of a challenge. The easiest way to add art is by downloading some free printables that appeal to you and popping them in some inexpensive frames. Create a collage on the wall or opt to have one accent piece sitting on the cart.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Create These Tassel Tags for Decanters
We showed how to label smooth glass bottles with vinyl lettering earlier, but that idea won't always work with decanters. Some crystal decanters don't have a flat edge, so it's difficult to adhere anything to the glass. Instead, consider making tags like these to keep all your spirits in order.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Customize a Set of Coasters Using a Sharpie
If you plan on restyling your bar cart often, then you'll want to have a variety of different coasters to rotate. This DIY project is simple and inexpensive, so you won't feel bad if the coasters get ruined after a while. There's no need to get overly complicated with the doodling. If you're not the best artist, stick to polka dots and arched stripes.