Having deja-vu? Us too, imagine re-writing your English essays after you submitted your best and final paper, yeah, that’s where I’m at. But, it’s given me a new opportunity, to start fresh and re-vamp some posts. Take a new approach, live a little, and learn from the experience. In the spirit of celebration of starting over, I’m picking some of my favorite posts to rewrite and share all over again. And this post is one of my bests!
Bar carts have been on the rise for a few years now, and they really are cool little dealios. A big part of bar carts and what makes them so eye catching and pretty is the art and decorations on them. Here are some of my favorite bar carts and their surrounding art pieces that compliment them, courtesy of Pinterest of course:
They’re perfect for that “awkward” corner or space in your home, that’s too big for a chair of sofa, but perfect for this little set up. How awesome are these carts?! Those creators have such a knack for decorating, great inspiration for us all.
Yep, that’s right. Pick your favorite recipes, however many you’d like, and let’s get to it.
BAR CART SUPPLIES:
- Card-stock (printer paper works, but might not hold up as well)
- Color pencils (or watercolors or paints if that’s what you feel comfortable with)
- Frame (dollar tree frames work great and cheap!)
NEED HELP WITH YOUR BAR CART ART? BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS POST TO GET THREE PRINTABLE FREE GENERATED DRINK TITLES + THE GLASS OUTLINE
BAR CART STEPS:
- Write out the drink name in the top, center of your page in pencil, erasing as need be
- Write over it in sharpie, making the name thicker
- Follow up with pen for cleaner lines and the “tail ends” of your word (beginning letter and ending letter)
- Draw your glass (or use the printed outline provided in the form at the top of this post); Start with a thin halo-oval shape, two vertical lines coming towards the bottom, and a semi circle to connect the insides of the vertical lines
- Write out the recipe underneath in pen, in another font than the name to make the art more appealing
- Start shading your glass in with your chosen drink’s color, in this order: lightest color middle, medium color 1/4 way in, then darkest color. Be sure to go back and forth between colors to get the best shading
- Frame it, hang it, pour it, and enjoy it
Seriously, it really is that easy! Like I said above, if you need a little help use the form at the top of this post to get a helpful PDF to get ya on the right track.
Let me see what you’ve got! I’m dying to see how this comes out on other peoples carts, I’ll definitely post my own once we finish getting it all together… Y’all know I can’t ruin a great reveal.
What’s your favorite drink? How would you alter this take on bar cart art? Let us know below!
Lots of love,
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