How to make your own Hot Chocolate Station Sign

How to make your own Hot Chocolate Station Sign

How to make a Hot Chocolate Station Sign with Fabric, Canvas & Glue

Have you seen all the fun Hot Chocolate Stations and tiered trays on social media? You can make them really quickly and easily with fabric and Modge Podge!

This no-sew project is great to do with kids, a group of friends or just because you are feeling crafty.

Here’s a video to walk you through the steps.


00:09 Supplies

01:40 Making the large canvas

01:58 Put fabric on canvas

04:02 Wrap the small canvas in fabric

Winter Drink Station
Winter Drink Station
Winter Drink Station


  • Fabric
  • Art Canvas
  • Modge Podge or glue
  • Paint Brush

– Written Directions –

Putting fabric on canvas or wood blocks is an easy way to add simple pieces of decor to your home. Make a Hot Chocolate Station Sign for winter, Popsicle Station Sign for summer and everything in between!

Step 1: Choose your canvas or board

If you are using an image like the “Keeping Cozy at Home” from my January Placemat Panel (part of the Monthly Placemat Panel Program I designed for Riley Blake Designs) you need to choose a base that is large enough to have the image on the front but also allows the fabric to wrap around the sides.

9″ x 12″ works great with my placemat panels.  I got the “value” canvas that are 1/2″ deep. If you want something with larger sides that might stand up easier, you can spend a little more and get canvas that is 1″ on the sides.

Step 2: Prepare your Fabric

Cut your fabric so it has enough to wrap around the sides and onto the back. 

I used 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ canvas with the snowflake prints so I cut the fabric with about 1 1/2″ extra all around. (7″ square)

Step 3: Apply Modge Podge or other glue to the sides and front of the canvas or board

Apply the glue liberally and pretty quickly so it doesn’t dry before you put the fabric on it. (fig. 1)

Step 4: Glue the fabric to the canvas

Center the fabric on top of your canvas and press down when it’s in position. (fig. 2)

Turn the canvas over and wrap the extra fabric around to the back on two opposite sides. (fig. 3)

Wrap the other two sides like you are wrapping a present – folding the corners in and then up.  Apply more glue as need to secure. (fig. 4)

Let dry


figure 1 - apply modge podge to canvas

figure 1

figure 3 - gluing fabric sides to back of canvas

figure 3

figure 2 - gluing fabric to front of canvas

figure 2

figure 4 - gluing fabric to back of canvas

figure 4

Of course you can use this method to put any kind of fabric on canvas for any season or reason.  What will you do first? Let me know in the comments or tag me on social media if you try this and post – I love to see what people create!

✂️ Enjoy! Tara Reed


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