Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Coffee Bar
When it comes to fall, I'm as "basic girl" as it gets! I love pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, fall activities like heading to the apple orchard and cheering for my favorite football teams!
So, you can probably guess that I also love a Pumpkin Spice Latte! Now, although I love many things pumpkin, some items should just not be pumpkin-ized. Like, I don't need pumpkin spice Peeps. Let's leave Peeps for Easter.
Now that I've gone on that tangent, let's celebrate the deliciousness of pumpkin spice coffee! This year, I styled a fun coffee bar with all of the goodies to make the perfect fall drink while cozying up to watch all of the new seasons of your favorite shows!
DIY Pumpkin Spice Mugs
What You Need
2 Mugs of your Choice
Target Dollar Spot Fall Vinyl Sticker Pack
To create these mugs, I picked up some cream speckled mugs on clearance at Target for about $2 a piece. The dollar spot is one of my favorite spots to find seasonal goodies and they always have fun craft supplies, too!
This year, Target has vinyl stickers that make it easy to make your own signs, dishes, or in my case, mugs. I could have used my Cricut machine, but these were cheap and already done, so why not?!
Choose the phrase or graphic and cut it out for easy application. Because a mug is curved, you'll need to be extra careful as you apply the vinyl to avoid bumps and creases. I sadly ruined this sticker, but it peeled off and I went another route with other options in the package.
Press the vinyl down and then peel back the clear transfer paper. Voila! You have two seasonal mugs in minutes. They fit perfectly on some copper coasters I scooped up at an estate sale last year.
Coffee Bar Essentials
To style the rest of the coffee bar, I did a lot shopping around the house and picked up a few seasonal items for the finishing touches.
First, I grabbed some thrift store copper containers to hold some stir sticks and Sugar in the Raw packets ($1 for 25 packets at Dollar Tree). I stored some coffee beans in a Mason jar and added some Dollar Tree cinnamon sticks as well. All of this is displayed in a mini-wood crate that I picked up for 50% off at Michaels awhile back.
Obviously some pumpkin spice coffee is a must. Home Goods is a great place to pick up seasonal coffee bar goodies. I grabbed a bag of the coffee as well as some pumpkin spice flavor syrup to add to regular old coffee.
To jazz up the bar, I used this awesome homemade chalkboard & wood serving tray I got as a gift a few years ago from a friend of mine. I also used a role of kraft paper from Dollar Tree to create a neutral backdrop.
When I picked up the vinyl stickers at Target, I also grabbed three of this year's velvet pumpkins in the dollar spot and unlike many things in that area these days, they were actually $1 a piece!! I also added in another cute fabric pumpkin atop a copper pedestal (also an estate sale find) and a larger Target sweater pumpkin.
To finish off the look, I added one of my DIY fabric banners. These are so easy to make and you can choose any fabric patterns and solid colors you liketo fit your theme. Check out my Valentine's Day card banner for a quick tutorial on tying the fabric on properly.
And, really, truly, if pumpkin spice is wrong, I don't want to be right. Happy Pumpkin Season!