Fearless Friday, Mimosa Station Sign

I’m taking a short Thanksgiving break today,

so I am re-sharing a post from 2016

A festive thing you can do for upcoming holiday gatherings,

is to set up a Mimosa station

All you need is a sign

and the ingredients for Mimosas!

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I set up the Mimosa station on our bar

but you can set one up on a counter in your kitchen,

or on a table, on a bar cart, really anywhere

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Mimosas are a cocktail made of champagne* and orange juice

They are often served at brunches and weddings

*You can also substitute sparkling water if you want a non alcoholic version

Here is the definition of mimosas from Wikipedia:

A mimosa cocktail consists of champagne (or other sparkling wine) and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. It is often served in a tall champagne flute at brunch, at weddings, or as part of business or first class service on some passenger railways and airlines.

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To set up your station you will need an ice bucket

to keep the champagne chilled,

flute stemmed glasses, and orange juice

For the holidays I like to offer Cranberry juice as well,

the cranberry juice version is called a “Poinsettia”

You can read about the history of the Mimosa

and see other variations here

You can also include a bowl of cranberries for garnishing

I wanted to incorporate an evergreen branch

and a bright red ornament on my sign

I designed it in PicMonkey first,

which is a fast way to move things around

and to try out different fonts and designs

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When I painted the sign I changed the design from vertical to horizontal

I used a short piece of board and painted it black

I practiced the branch strokes on paper

then painted quick short strokes of brown across the board

for the branches

I mixed Sap green with a very bright yellow green to indicate the greenery

The bright yellow green helps it stand out on the black

Next, lay in the big M for mimosa

{once the whole word is painted you will go back over the letters}

You can use a chalk outline for the letters if that feels more comfortable

before painting if you want, and then just paint over it

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Continue making the letters,

using a circle for the O that will become the ornament

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Now go back and finish sketching in the “merry”

I like to use this type of lettering because you can adjust the height

and slant of the letters to fit your space

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Go back over the letters with another coat of white

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Finish the ornament by painting it red,

leaving a white outline to make it stand out,

and adding a silver cap and hanger and a white highlight

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I also added candy cane stripes to the m e r r y letters

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Merry Mimosas!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

Comments
11 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Mimosa Station Sign”
  1. I love the mimosa sign and the bar set-up! Enjoy your break and Roll Tide 🅰️🅰️🅰️

  2. Kari says:

    I love your sign painting skills and the mimosa bar set-up Jenna…Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving…I am worn out…the Captain gave me orders to
    “rest” today as we had a very big day yesterday. So I am trying to catch up on my blog reading and I was excited to see your tutorial Gonna try it one of these days.
    Of course we have been watching Jayhawk basketball as there are so many tourneys right now. No threat to the “Tide” on the football side of Kansas…Maybe someday we will be a contender but until then…our basketball team is our best shot to victory…pun intended. LOL

    • Thank you Kari, a Mimosa station is a lot of fun for parties! I hope you’re rested up now, and enjoy your basketball. We have a group coming over today for our big rivalry football game, always a fun time!

  3. Love the whole setup Jenna! Now, mimosas are mostly orange juice so they are a health food, right?

  4. Deb says:

    I love the mimosa sign Jenna. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Such merriment, thanks for sharing this post as I was not following you when it was originally posted.

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh how I love this! Your sign is perfect for your bar set up. I enjoy the idea of a mimosa station. Your sign makes it all perfect!
    Enjoy your break dear friend!

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