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DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign

Dec 15 2017 Liz Call

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign

This is a sponsored conversation with Goodwill.  All ideas and opinions are my own.

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn’t have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill®.

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

Last week I was in charge of putting together a hot chocolate bar for our church ladies group.  I knew I wanted to have a fun spread of choices to include in our hot chocolate.  I also knew I wanted to create a fun hot chocolate bar sign as the centerpiece for my table.  I usually involve my husband in my crazy sign making schemes, but he has been so busy with work and I’ve been busy with holiday plans and shopping, that a painted wood sign just wasn’t going to happen before the party.

I knew I didn’t have a lot of time, nor did I want to spend a lot of money on creating this vision I had in my head.  I wanted it to look nice, but didn’t want to break the bank.  Luckily, affordable and meaningful options are out there.

I decided to stop at one of my local Goodwill stores to see if I could find something I could use for my sign.   One of the reasons I think Goodwill is awesome for a DIY project is that, when you create holiday crafts and gifts from items purchased at Goodwill, you create job opportunities and training in local communities. In fact, every 23 seconds of each business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job.

While I was there I looked for trays and picture frames that would work for my sign.  I spied this totally 90’s style mirror and thought I could make it work for my Hot Chocolate Bar sign.

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

As I was checking out, I walked down the glass jar aisle.  I knew that some of these would be perfect to hold all the fun mix ins for our hot chocolate bar.

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

For $11 I walked out of there with my DIY hot chocolate bar sign (mirror) and 3 glass jars to use for all my mix – ins!  I loved being able to repurpose something for a fun project.  I hate seeing good things go to waste.

How to make a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign for under $10

When I got home, I found some red chalk paint I had from a previous project and did a quick one coat of paint on the frame of the mirror.  I used my vinyl cutter to cut out my Hot Chocolate Bar sign design out of vinyl and placed it directly on the mirror.  It took me about 30 minutes to spruce up this Goodwill find mirror into the perfect centerpiece for my hot chocolate bar.

I’m even going to share the cut file of my hot chocolate bar sign with you so you can make your own.  You can download the cut file using the link below.

Hot Chocolate Bar

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

You can see how this quick and inexpensive trip to Goodwill helped me to totally transform my hot chocolate bar into something so festive and fun (and the talk of the party).

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

Here is a close up of those cute glass jars I picked up as an after thought on my way out the door.  I’m so glad I grabbed them!

Planning the decor for a fun and festive hot cocoa bar doesn't have to cost a lot.  Create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar Sign and set up with finds from your local Goodwill. #shopGoodwill #ad #GoodwillDIY #hotcocoabar

If you are still looking for a gift for someone or if you are in charge of your office holiday party, definitely check out your nearest Goodwill.  Find your local Goodwill here: goodwill.org/DonateStuffCreateJobs  There are so many possbilities to DIY a special gift or project by repurposing something you find there.  And you’ll be helping the community extend the life of usable items in an environmentally sound way.  Follow Goodwill on social media for ways to upcycle and repurpose.

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Twitter: twitter.com/GoodwillIntl

Are you a repurposer?  What are your favorite DIY’s to make with finds from Goodwill?

Happy Crafting!

Liz

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