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Holiday Warm Up Station

Warm your guests this Holiday with a warm up station stocked with beverages for all ages! It’s easy to create a self-serve area for families and friends during your holiday gatherings with this project.

Using your existing mugs, bowls, and creamers you can pull together a beverage area that is labeled and accessible to all guests. Let the kids sprinkle hot chocolate with their favourite toppings, or keep the adults going with warm coffee, tea or cider. Whatever the craving, your visitors will be kept warm with holiday cheer.

The Scotch® Brand Team

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 1 hour

Scotch® Brand Supplies:

  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Pine Trees
  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Red Holly
  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Candy Stripe
  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Metallic Green Crinkle
  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Metallic Gold Crinkle
  • Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Metallic Red Crinkle
  • Scotch® Chalkboard Tape


  • Cutting mat
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
  • Circle punch
  • Small wooden spoons
  • Ceramic bowls or containers

Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
1200x1200_HolidayWarmupStation_Step1_RetouchedCreating Labels. Using the Scotch® Chalkboard Tape you can easily create a space on your existing ceramics to label the items in your station. This creamer gets a piece of Scotch® Chalkboard Tape cut to fit on the front, and is accented with Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Red Holly and Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Metallic Gold Crinkle.


Add some dots. This small bowl has been turned into a chalk dish for this project, with an added decorative detail. Using the Scotch® Chalkboard Tape cut out circles with your circle punch. Adhere them to the outside of the bowl to create this polka dot pattern.

Sparking details. Add some sparkle to the serving spoons using  using a Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape, Metallic Gold Crinkle utility knife. Simply apply the tape to the handle of the spoon and trim using your blade.

EXPERT TIP: By adding a few pieces of chalk to your station guests can write their name on their mug and keep track of their beverage all night.
FB_1200x1200_HolidayWarmupStationLooking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison Cooper of Love Nest Design  she has more tips to help you out.

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