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Christmas Moscow Mule and DIY Plaid Tray

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With Christmas fast approaching, it always gets me excited to make one of my favorite festive special bevs…Moscow Mule.  Don’t y’all love a good one?  I think it’s a combination of the drink itself, as well as the adorable copper mugs.  I am ashamed to say that up until this point I did not have my own copper mugs, but on a recent trip to Homegoods, I spotted some hammered copper ones that I knew I had to have.

I wanted to create a cute Moscow Mule station in my bar area for a recent dinner party we had.  If you remember from a few weeks back, I shared my top finds from the Dollar Store.  One of those finds was great black and white plaid duct tape that I wanted to incorporate into my Christmas décor somehow.

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I started to think about what I could do and when I saw the copper mugs, I had an epiphany.  What if I made a DIY plaid tray to go with my Christmas Moscow Mule station?  I went to Michaels and found this great tray for about $5…and actually it was a combo pack, so I have another tray I can use for a future project.

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I painted the tray with metallic gold spray paint to really make the copper mugs pop and I just love how the Moscow Mule station turned out!


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I got these marquee lights at TJ Maxx for a great price over the summer in our initials. They were the only two left and were sitting next to one another on the shelf…I had to get them!

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Doesn’t the hammered copper just look so good?  And I love the handle!

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I got that skeleton key bottle opener as a stocking stuffer a few years ago…someone knows me well 🙂

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I loved using this breadboard turned chalkboard to add some rustic charm…

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Christmas Moscow Mule Bar and DIY Plaid Tray

What I also love about Moscow Mules?  They are easy to make!

All you need is:

  • 2 oz. of Vodka
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime (one slice in the Moscow Mule and one for garnish)

That’s all…and maybe some ice to make it cold 🙂 What types of festive special bevs do y’all like?  We’d love to hear them!

XO – Jenn


  1. This Moscow Mule station is so cute Jenn! Love the way you gave the tray a fresh new feel. I’m crazy for the black and white plaid. Hugs, CoCo

  2. I have some mugs on my Christmas list. Will definitely try this recipe if I get them…or even if I don’t 😉!

  3. I’m a sucker for trays of all kinds. Love this classic and inexpensive transformation of a plain wooden tray.

  4. Jen, That tray is darling and the Moscow Mule station is too cute! Love the lights too. xo Lisa

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