With the festive season just around the corner I’ve started to tackle some DIY projects to get ready for the big day in advance. After finding a cute little kitchen trolley at Wayfair, I was inspired to create a Christmas cart – a place to store all my festive ingredients for hot drinks and somewhere to serve up mulled punch all winter long! I wanted to give the simple white trolley a festive makeover to incorporate it into my Christmas decorating. So rather than just loading my hot chocolate, coffee and candy canes onto the cart, I decided to add a back-board to the trolley, which I’ve covered in pretty polka dot wrapping paper. It will look cute in the kitchen all year round and the red-and-white paper fits in especially well with my Christmas theme this year. I also added some mug hooks to the shelf in order to turn it into a dedicated drinks trolley and picked out a mulled wine pot with matching cups to help keep the drinks flowing. The fitted wheels mean that I can easily move it around the house, from the kitchen to the dining room, beside the Christmas tree, or wherever the best location is for it during my winter parties. Having all the ingredients for some seasonal hot drinks in one place allows my guests to help themselves to mulled cider, spiced latte or candy cane hot chocolates during every event.
What you’ll need:
- Kitchen Trolley – I used the All Home Kitchen Trolley in White from Wayfair
- Piece of hardboard or very thick cardboard, cut to size
- Roll of festive or patterned wrapping paper
- Spray adhesive
- Pack of small nails
- 4 x mug hooks
- Festive decorations and placemats
- Mulled wine pot and mugs – I got mine from Wayfair
- Kilner jars, ramekins and red cutlery
I’ve shared the DIY step-by-step instructions on the Wayfair blog so hop over to my Christmas cart blog post to find out how to make your own festive drinks cart. Once you’re done, fill the cart with festive treats, cutlery and mugs so that guests can help themselves to hot drinks with flavoured syrups and tasty toppings, such as maltesers, marshmallows, chocolate coins and candy canes. Keep mulled drinks warm in the pot and keep the shelves fully-stocked with Christmas crackers!
What do you think of my festive drinks cart? Will you be making something similar for your Christmas parties over the holiday season? Please let me know by leaving me a comment below or tweeting me @Cassiefairy.