DIY Coffee Bar Tray for a fun flavoring station!

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All good moms have built up survival skills and mine includes lots and lots of coffee! I partnered with Monin Gourmet Flavorings to bring you this surprisingly easy DIY coffee bar tray to make! Use it at your next get-together, or set up a coffee bar in your own home.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

I wanted this DIY coffee bar tray for two reasons:

  • I wanted a great way to corral flavoring syrups at a party while protecting my surface.
  • I also wanted something nice that will look great in a coffee bar in my own kitchen.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

I work hard, so do you, and a little treat is always called for. Monin Gourmet Flavorings help seriously upgrade my coffee. Coffee is what I run on, and it’s my main break, so why not make it even better?

For my coffees, I love using Monin, because many of their syrups are naturally flavored without artificial ingredients.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

Some favorite combinations are:

  • 2 oz. Cold brewed coffee, 9 oz. milk, and 4 pumps of chocolate cherry syrup (I sold this one to my husband, who is not a coffee drinker too!)
  • 12 oz. freshly brewed coffee, 1 oz. milk, and 4 pumps Irish cream – even better when topped with whipped cream!
  • Freshly brewed coffee with bakery flavors – like Tiramisu and Cinnamon bun!
  • When I’m not in the mood of a flavor, I just add Agave Organic Nectar to sweeten it
  • I also like mixing syrups – like Amaretto and Irish Cream go great together!

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

Anyway, this easy DIY coffee bar tray really takes under half an hour active time. You do need to know how to handle a drill but that’s it – making this the perfect project for the DIY novice.

The wood I chose has the bark intact, and from there I simply added cabinet hardware. I actually decided mine would look nicer in gold, so I spray painted them, but naturally you can skip that step.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

I wanted a tray with easy access – as opposed to a rimmed serving tray. This tray helps protect my surface from drips, while corralling the syrups. You can set it up as a centerpiece at a get-together with friends, or display it on a non-alcoholic bar cart with coffee as the star!

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

What you need to make an easy coffee bar tray:

  • A piece of wood your desired size – I used a plank with the bark intact
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain if you want (I didn’t use) and polyurethane to protect the wood. I used semi-gloss, you can also use gloss – just make sure it wipes well!
  • A paint brush
  • A drill
  • Cabinet hardware of your choice. I chose one that is reminiscent of nature to go with my wood.
  • (Optional) spray paint
  • Felt scraps
  • Industrial strength glue (wood glue works)

 

 

How to make your coffee bar tray:

 

1. Sand and dust your surface, and apply your poly coats according to package instructions. Let it dry completely

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

2.If you want to customize the color of your hardware, spray paint it and let it dry.

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

3. Measure the center point of your wood, and then measure the handle placement from there.

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

4. Drill your holes.

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

5. Screw your hardware in place.

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

6.Cut four round circles out of felt. Glue them in place over the screws (in case you do ever want to repurpose the wood, I’d recommend avoiding the actual screws, and placing the glue around the perimeter of the circle). This lets it glide along a surface easily without scratching.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

You now have a beautiful coffee bar tray, ready to be stocked!

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

How to set up your coffee bar:

 

Offer options!

I set mine up with five Monin flavors, plus Agave syrup so that people can customize the level of flavor and sweetness separately.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

Put out a carafe of cold brewed coffee (it has less of an intense flavor and goes very well with flavor).

Put out a French Press with hot coffee for those who want strong coffee impact.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

Make sure to leave plenty of space on your coffee bar tray for people to see what you have to offer and to place their cup down.

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

 

 

Which is your favorite coffee flavor? How would you arrange your coffee bar tray? Comment below!

 

Make this beautiful rustic and easy DIY coffee bar tray - it' super easy! It's great for setting up a coffee bar in the kitchen or a flavoring station at a party or a wedding, and corrals syrups and flavorings in a small space. It has a farmhouse style to it, with a bit of glam added in - just choose the handles to suit your decor!

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16 Comments

  1. Jodie Rodriguez

    I’m not a big coffee drinker unless they are flavored. I usually buy my flavored lattes at the coffee shop, but now I might make my own. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I LOVE this idea! So simple and beautiful. I just recently set up a specific area to feed my coffee addiction and this will be a nice addition. I’ll have to come back for the tutorial once I get the supplies.

    Also, I didn’t know Monin had Cinnamon Bun and Tiramisu! Yum. I used to have over 20 coffee syrup flavors to go with my espresso maker (since I wanted to open a coffee shop) so these super excite me. I’ll have to check them out.

  3. Love this! We are big coffee drinkers – I need to set this up for our next big family dinner. Thanks!

  4. So I’m a decaf drinker and flavored decaf is almost impossible to find. These syrups have me intrigued! I miss flavored coffee so much!!

    (Oh and your tray is lovely. Classic Seattle girl couldn’t get past the word coffee 🙂

  5. Wow! I love this project so much and those syrups!!!! I have a tea cart and now I want to change it into a coffee cart and get those syrups and make this project! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hazelnut – that’s my favorite flavor.
    I love the look of the hardware after you spray painted them. What a great detail!
    I need one of these coffee bars in my house.

  7. You might just have tempted me to try coffee again. Love your DIY Coffee Bar tray as well. It would work for tea as well right?!?

  8. What a beautiful tray!!!

  9. I love your coffee tray. AND I so love my coffee…usually black and non sweet. But I do like a flavored coffee now and then. I make mine at least with half the flavor as others like. I love the Pumpkin Spice in winter or holiday times. Recently I bought the can of whipped topping in mocha to try. Yummm delicious though a little pricey. Now I wish I had bought the Butterfly handles I just saw in Joann Fabrics…I mean only an hour ago I thought “I need a use for those butterflies”. Ta Da I do now. Lol. Thanks for the wonderful idea. And ignore the “debby downers” they must be unhappy in their own little world.

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