Wednesday, December 4

RESTYLE | Chalkboard Popcorn Bar Collection

At long last I am finally posting the pictures of the re-styled Rustic Popcorn Bar I created for our Neighborhood Fall Family Picnic. (See the original version HERE).

I'm loving the versatility of this new "Fancy Chalkboard" Edition Popcorn Bar.
I've had so many people purchase the original Rustic Popcorn Bar Printables for weddings…
I decided to create this chalkboard version specifically for brides (and party planners) to be able to incorporate this fun idea into the wedding details, (or birthday party, anniversary, family reunion, fall festival), while still being able to tie in the wedding/event colors - or at least have it blend nicely. 

I did a few simple things to alter the look of the original cart...

The obvious change is the brand new Chalkboard Printables Collection I designed and printed for the Popcorn Bar and all of the fixins'! The bonus of switching to the Chalkboard Background is the cost for printing is now minimal. This new 24x36 poster costs UNDER $3.00 to print whereas the original color poster costs $20.

- Eliminated the canopy by removing the original two front poles of the cart
and left the two back poles to hang the Popcorn Poster from.
- Incorporated galvanized metal tubs, pails and buckets instead of using the rustic baskets.
- Used Kraft paper to cover the top of the cart instead of fabric. (and added a pretty edge using this).
- Used a brown paper bag to wrap the Popcorn Spritzer can.
- Used adorable mini wooden scoops for the Popcorn Toppings.
- I used this technique for creating pretty brown paper bag liners for the popcorn toppings.

I'm so grateful to Kernel Season's for having the perfect products to pull this off! They just so happened to reach out to me in the middle of finalizing my popcorn bar for the Neighborhood Fall Family Picnic. They offered to send me FREE items since they STILL receive orders from people who've been inspired to create their own Popcorn Bars based on the original one I created. LOVE that! And I love the new flavors they've added to their Kernel Season's line.

I even created a "Kernel Season's" Movie Night Prize Pack for one of the winners of the raffle we had at the picnic. The prize pack included 1 Bag of Premium Popping Corn, 1 bottle of Popping and Topping Oil, 1 can of Butter Spritzer and 6 different Popcorn Seasonings. (This would totally make a great holiday gift for the Popcorn Lover in your life - just sayin').  Actually, as I was on their site today grabbing the links to their fun products, I saw "POPCORN PARTY PACK GIFT SETS" - this is even easier because they've done the thinking for you and there are three different sets to choose from.

If you LOVE this idea and would like to recreate it, the new printable collection is now loaded into my shoppe! I will email the collection for FREE to the first 3 people who do the following:

1. Go to Kernel Season's FB page, like their page and tag Pen N' Paperflowers when you leave a comment to let them know I sent you.

2. Follow me on Pinterest and then pin one of these images and tag me in your comment.

2. Leave a comment here on the blog letting me know (1) what you love most about the Popcorn Bar Chalkboard Re-style, (2) you liked Kernel Season's FB page and (3) you are following me on Pinterest. Include the Pinterest link to the image you pinned from this post. 

I hope you love it…and more importantly, I hope you'll find a way to incorporate it into your next celebration.

Popcorn Bar Poster + Printable Labels
Galvanized Metal Popcorn Tub
Galvanized Metal Popcorn Scoops
Metal Pails for Candy Toppings
Mini Wooden Scoops
Glass Seasoning Shakers
Popcorn Seasonings
Popcorn Butter Spritzer

The day I took the photos of the Popcorn Bar it was soooo windy everything kept getting blown off the cart. (popcorn, signs, etc.)  I was getting so frustrated running to set things back up and then stepping back to snap photos. I finally had to poke two additional holes in the bottom corners of the Popcorn Poster to tie it down because it was flying all around. You would've never known it if I hadn't told you. *wink* I was soooo grateful when I felt like I had enough photos!


Megan December 4, 2013 at 6:13 PM  

I love all the changes, especially using the brown paper from a budget standpoint! I can't wait to use some of these ideas for our Kick Off parties (and in the non-profit world every penny matters)!
I've liked the FB pages, followed you on Pinterest and repinned this link! Thanks for the great inspiration! Link to repinned post here:

Jessica Kirkland December 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM  

Congrats Megan! Send your email address to: and I'll send along your FREE Fancy Chalkboard Edition printables.

Thanks so much for being here and participating. I'm thrilled you love the use of the brown paper bags! I'd love to see pictures of how you use these so definitely come back and share!! Congrats again! Let me know if you have any questions with printing!

Andrea December 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM  

Hi Jessica - as always, this is great! I am so in love with chalkboard art overall - and am frantically searching for our Christmas card design using this trendy style. My fav part of this is the galvanized buckets and tubs, things we already have or are easy to find! I recently sent a link over to a co-worker (of the original popcorn bar) - he and his wife have 5 kids and they were planning an adult movie night after they got the kiddos to bed - they both love popcorn and just loved your idea too! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Kirkland December 9, 2013 at 5:41 PM  

Hi Andrea! I'm thrilled you like the Chalkboard version of the Popcorn Bar. I appreciate the feedback! Email me and I'll send over the free printables to you!

Satu VanderWoude December 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM  

I love this design! The fact that it's a printable is most convenient. I love the colors that will go well with my sisters babyshower pink! Thank you creating this great design. The chalk board design is so popular and great. I'm looking forward to sharing this at the shower.

Jessica Kirkland December 10, 2013 at 6:51 AM  

Hi Satu!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I'm thrilled you love the design. Let me know if you popped over to the Kernel Season's FB page and liked and commented there. And then if you'll send me the link to your pin of one of the images here I'd love to send you the whole collection for FREE via email. I appreciate you being here!

Satu Vanderwoude December 10, 2013 at 10:21 AM  

Hello Jessica

This is so generous of you. Thank you so much. I've liked the facebook page, commented, followed you on pinterest, and here is the link...

You are a very creative woman. I'm totally impressed and keep up the great work.

Satu Vanderwoude December 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM  

Hello Jessica

This is so generous of you to share for free. I've liked the facebook page, commented, followed you on pinterest and here is the link

You are a very creative woman and I'm totally impressed. Thank you.

Ansley,  January 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM  

Hi!! I so love this you are amazing!! I am looking to use this for my upcoming wedding!! thanks so much for the opportunity, it's exactly what I had planned in my head I just couldn't execute it ;) I have liked the Kernel Season's FB page and attached a link to my FB page.

Ansley,  January 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM  

Sorry forgot to include the link to my pintrest repost :)

Jessica Kirkland January 22, 2014 at 9:02 AM  

Hi Ansley…

Thanks so much for being here! I'm more than happy to send over the FREE printables and I'm just thrilled they will work perfectly for your upcoming wedding! Congrats!

Email me at and I'll send them over to you!!

Brooke March 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM  

This is absolutely AMAZING! Good, good stuff. Just tucked away your listing for the this summer. A 'must' for sure! Cheers! Brooke

Jessica Kirkland March 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM  

Awe!! Thank you Brooke! I'm flattered you love it and thank you so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to comment. MUCH appreciated!! I look forward to working with you over the Summer!

kristin fisher July 9, 2014 at 2:49 PM  

I love this chalkboard printable, it is perfect for our Girl Scout movie night. I'm glad it can be done on a budget. I've followed Kernel Seasons on face book. I have also followed Pen N Paper Flowers on Facebook and pinterest...

kristin fisher July 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM  

I love this printable so glad it can be done on a budget! It will be perfect for our Girl Scout movie night! Ive followed both Kernel Seasons and Pen N Paper Flowers on Facebook. Ive also followed Pen N Paper Flowers on pinterest....

Amy Lucas August 29, 2014 at 5:36 PM  

Where are you printing the large poster that you mention you can get for $3?

Amy Lucas August 29, 2014 at 5:37 PM  

Where are you printing the large poster that you mention you can get for $3?

Jessica Kirkland August 29, 2014 at 6:03 PM  

Hi Amy - I have all my printing done at either Office Depot or Staples. The Chalkboard Art Print is black and white so it's super cheap to have it printed as a 24x36. Hope that helps!!

Anonymous,  September 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM  

Wow what a great idea. I am hoping to incorporate chalk boards in my wedding ... And who doesn't like popcorn? Thank you for the idea I'll surely incorporate it ... Lesley

Jessica Kirkland September 11, 2014 at 11:20 AM  

Thanks for the comment Lesley - the chalkboard theme is super fun to use in weddings and the Popcorn Bar is just a fantastic idea to meet the needs/tastes of every guest! I hope you DO end up using it!! And congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!

Shona January 5, 2015 at 8:11 PM  

Hi Jessica, this is fantastic! such talent. I am in love with it
Thank you


Denise Simonsen July 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM  

I thought I was creative, then as I was searching for a unique way to incorporate a rustic style popcorn bar for my son's upcoming wedding...THERE YOU WERE!!! You have given me so many ideas!!
I love the way you have restyled the bar without the 2 post in the front and I also love the galvanized tins as well!!!! I have liked Kernel's Seasonings as well as I am now following you on Pinterest! Here is the link I pinned and am now following :)

Keep Creating :)

Peggy Brough July 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM  

I love it all! My daughter is having an Italian Soda Bar at her wedding reception and I really love the font you used. Would you be willing to tell me what the font is called?
Thank you so much,
Peggy Brough

Jessica Kirkland July 18, 2015 at 8:41 PM  

Thank you Peggy!! The Italian Soda Bar sounds super fun! The font is called Cantoni.
If you need a custom design, I can do those too. Just let me know!

becky,  August 10, 2015 at 12:15 PM  

This idea is awesome! love the variety of seasonings and freedom people have with creativity! I liked kernals on facebook and tagged you in a comment there. Here is the link for my pin

really excited to try this for my big day!

Emily Allphin October 13, 2015 at 11:53 AM  

Where did you find your cart? Did you make it?

Emily Allphin October 28, 2015 at 9:46 PM  

Can you tell me what size buckets you purchased for the brown paper bags? Is it also the same size that has the smaller printable on it? I love this popcorn bar so much that I went on Craigslist and found a budweiser cart to convert to this cute popcorn bar for my sister's wedding!

Jessica Kirkland November 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM  

Hi Emily!!

I am so excited to hear you were able to find the budweiser cart on Craigslist!! How awesome!!
I can't wait to hear how things have turned out with the transformation. As for the buckets, you are right. The one holding the brown bags and the one with the Directions Sign propped up on it are the same size.
I'm not sure what the capacity is but I just measured one of them and it's 10 3/4 inches across the top and a little under 8" across the bottom. If I had to guess, it's probably this one on Amazon: (I picked up mine at Tractor Supply).

Jessica Kirkland November 18, 2015 at 10:11 AM  

Emily - I just read the dimensions on the 9 gallon bucket and it's bigger than the one I used. But it's the same brand.

Anonymous,  September 11, 2016 at 8:03 PM  

Hello, My daughter has requested the popcorn bar for her wedding reception. She is stationed in Japan and would like to know the size of the galvanized tub you used or the popcorn. She found 5 or 6 gallon online line but wasn't sure if it would be big enough. thanks!

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