Upcycled Happy Hour Cocktail Window

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When the sun is shining, I love to sit in my little town garden sipping a few cocktails with friends. Last week it finally felt that summer was on it's way so I decided to cheer up my outdoor space with an upcycled happy hour cocktail window.
Here I'll show you both how I made my Happy Hour window and the cute cocktail caddy to go with it.
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I managed to rescue a couple of old windows from a friends skip. One I turned into a gorgeous window herb planter (click here to see).
The other one I used for this Happy Hour window.
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Firstly I painted the Happy Hour sign on to my window. I printed out my template which is available for free on my blog (link at the end of post). I printed the template in a mirror image.
The paper template was then stuck face down on the front of the window. So that I could paint the sign on the back of the window hence the mirror image.
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I just then used regular glass paints from my local craft store to paint my sign on the window using my template as a guide.
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To make the little shelf. I cut a nice curved piece of wood from an old pallet I had lying around. I sanded and waxed it then just screwed it into the base of the window.
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To accessorize my cocktail window I hammered in a nail from which to hang a bottle opener from and made a cute cocktail caddy.
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The cocktail caddy was made in very much the same way as I made my stylish copper and denim caddy.
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For the caddy I used 4 small tins, (the ones used for tomato puree & coconut milk). I spray painted them in and out, then decoupaged napkins on the outside and varnished them. To make the handle I stuck an old broken bottle opener into a small piece of wood. I then simply stuck the decorated cans to the wood using an epoxy.
upcycled happy hour cocktail window, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling, window treatments, windows
upcycled happy hour cocktail window, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling, window treatments, windows
upcycled happy hour cocktail window, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling, window treatments, windows
I've already been making good use of my cocktail window, I hope this gorgeous weather we are having at the moment continues. As you can probably gather from the window my favourite spirit is Gin so a lot my cocktails are gin based such as my Gin & Rhubarb Fizz made with homemade rhubarb cordial (recipe on my blog). What's your favourite cocktail ?
upcycled happy hour cocktail window, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling, window treatments, windows
upcycled happy hour cocktail window, how to, painting, repurposing upcycling, window treatments, windows
If you want a few more detailed instructions please visit my blog below.

Suggested materials:

  • Old window
  • Glass paints
  • Piece of wood
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Claire at Pillarboxblue

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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