Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY
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Illuminated Barrel Bar

I cannot believe I am about to say this, but not everything is about food and drinks. Yes, I know. That is literally the craziest thing I have ever said to you. Calm down and stop hyperventilating. Sometimes it’s about what you serve your food and drinks on. Whew! That was a close one, right?! You thought I was going to go all “mightier-than-thou” on your hangry faces. Don’t fret, I never stray too far from the edibles. As a fun diversion, I teamed up with Jasco to show you how I create fun and impromptu outdoor bars for my summertime parties. See? It’s still drink themed. So with the help of their Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights, follow along as I create an Illuminated Barrel Bar. *Cue the giddy giggles from my fellow whisky enthusiasts!*
Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY
Whenever I am hosting a event at my home, I like to put together an unique decorative bar or food table to serve as a functional talking piece. My go-to easy decorative additions for such pieces are flowers (obviously) and lights. Lighting is such a simple way to add romance, fancy, and a bit of whimsy to a party. Okay, here’s the supplies you will need to create your showpiece bar…
Illuminated Barrel Bar
  • Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights
  • Whisky Barrel Planter (found at most home improvement stores)
  • 3 x 3 ft glass

Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY

Let’s get to the tutorial, shall we? Choose a spot in the backyard to place the whisky barrel planter for your entertaining pleasure. Then spiral the Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights inside the barrel.

Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY

Conveniently, most of the whiskey barrel planters still have the cork opening on one of the sides. This serves as a perfect outlet for the light plug. Top the barrel with the glass and plug the lights into an outlet. Setup is complete.

Illuminated Barrel Bar, DIY

You can then use the remote to set the mood for your Illuminated Barrel Bar.

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And voila! Your bar is complete. Now to the fun stuff: The Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights have absolutely fabulous features that make them the perfect choice for our barrel bar. They are indoor-outdoor lights, shatterproof, have a built in timer, and can change one light at a time or two simultaneously. This color changing technology gives you the freedom to customize the lighting to match the mood you want to set.  Plus you can add the myTouchSmart Outdoor Timer to the mix, an “add-on” accessory that can easily automate the café lights outdoors.
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There it is, my friends, in all it’s illuminated glory! Make sure to pick up your own set of Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights and then invite me over for a dram. Get more DIY ideas here and follow along with #ColorCafeLights.

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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  1. Calvin says:

    Fancy DiY piece to light up that bar table/stool for those special nights. Affordable too I like that customization.

  2. Erin says:

    Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Love this idea!! I want to have a garden party now! Thanks for the ideas

    1. Fantastic! I’ll keep an eye out for my invitation in the mail. 😉

  4. I absolutely love this! My boyfriend makes things like this and I legit just showed this to him and he is totally inspired.

    – Katie

    1. Fantastic! It’s such a fun showpiece and super easy to make. Let me know if you set up one of your own! 🙂

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