Outdoor S’mores bar on the cheap
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Summer is nearly here and I am ready to head outside to enjoy a campfire with family and friends. One thing I always make sure I keep on hand at our campfires is S’more supplies.
Today I wanted to show you how I came up with an uber-stylish S’mores bar that will wow your guests and have them praising your crafty skills. And, as always, it’s done on the cheap!
I started by heading to my local Dollar General Store to pick up the food and craft supplies I needed for my S’more station.
Then I went to work creating a sign for my S’mores bar. I started with a piece of black poster board from the Dollar General Store and an old frame rescued from the basement (glass removed).
I cut the poster board so that it tucked into the back of the frame.
I printed out the S’more station words for my poster board on a regular printer using 8.5×11″ sheets of paper. The fonts I chose were PWScratchedfont and Impact. I also printed out marshmallow clipart for the bottom of the sign.
Then I needed to transfer the outline of my printed words onto the poster board.
Step 1: Trim out the words to make sure they will work in the frame.
Step 2: Flip words over and rub a piece of chalk over the entire surface of the paper.
Step 3: Turn words right-side up and position them on the poster board. Using a blunt pencil, trace over the outline of the letters.
Step 4: Remove paper from poster board. Use cotton swabs to clean up excess chalk dust. Then trace over final outline using chalk markers, gel pens, etc. (I also like to fill in my letters with chalk or color.)
Here’s my finished S’more station sign.
The rest of the decorations for my S’more station came together easily. A painter’s dropcloth served as my tablecloth. I layered a burlap tablerunner over that before adding the decorations and food.
I stuck some chalked labels on the plastic bins that keep my extra S’more supplies.
The tray works great for displaying ingredients and makes building S’mores easy and fast. No more digging and fumbling around with bags and boxes!
I love how the small basket resembles a S’more. I used it to hold the napkins.
I thought my driftwood candle holder was the perfect addition to the tablescape.
This is such a quick and easy DIY project that I made out of a rescued stump! For instructions on how to make your own driftwood candle holder, click here. The votive holders are available at the Dollar General Store for $1 apiece.
Now I’m all set to host an outdoor campfire complete with a S’more station.
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