The perfect entertaining idea for the fall and upcoming holidays- best of all, it’s an easy DIY!
I’d always been in love with those dreamy pretzel bar displays that I had seen on Pinterest so when it was time to start planning our Baby Bash party, I knew I wanted in! After a little convincing of the husband, we headed off to the hardware store to make my DIY dream a reality.
Things I learnt while doing it?
1. My husband rocks for putting up with me
2. The hardware store employees seemed totally unphased by my idea which only means they get crazies like me in there all the time.
3. Things you see on Pinterest are totally doable if you just get a little creative!!
And of course you need pretzels. Good pretzels! In Montreal there’s only one place you need to know and that’s Bretzel et Compagnie. They make the yummiest pretzels and were the obvious choice. We went with larger pretzels for the main display and mini versions for eating. If you’re serving multiple dishes, chances are your guests will rather snack on mini pretzels than their larger counterparts.
Back to the display- tbh I was about 8 months pregnant and had no desire to figure it out. That’s really the truth 😉
But I do have an amazing husband that stepped in to figure it out for me!
And he’s here today to share all the steps you need to take to make your own. Read on for his tips! And once you have your display and pretzels the rest is a piece of cake! Make sure to have loads of napkins and small plates for easy serving, large bowls or baskets for the mini pretzels and a variety of toppings to dip in.
DIY PRETZEL BAR
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 copper pipes cut to your desired width
- 4 x 90 degree copper elbows
- 4 flange bases (screwed to wood and used as support)
- 4 pieces of scrap wood
- S hooks
What size pipes?
This totally depends on the size of your display table. Once you figure that out, you can estimate the width of the larger display to be 66% of the table width. And the smaller display? 66% of the width of your larger display, respecting the golden ratio.
As for the height? Once again this depends on what kind of visual you want.
Here’s what to do next:
- Fasten flange bases to wood using screws
- Insert copper pipes that are set aside for the height into flange base (repeat 4 times)
- Insert copper elbow to top part of copper pipe (repeat 4 times)
- Hook on desired number of S hooks onto horizontal pipes
- Insert two remaining copper pipes into elbows
- Hang pretzels and enjoy!