| | |

DIY Drink Pitcher with Retro Decal

Sharing is caring!

Learn how to make a DIY drink pitcher with awesome retro decals. This pitcher is perfect for serving up cocktails. This pitcher goes great with these retro wine glasses.

When I saw the IKEA Karaff Carafe, I knew that it was perfect for hacking.

First, the name is awesome and fun to say. Second, the shape is perfection. Third, it costs $1.49, making it the cheapest IKEA hack ever.

And who doesn’t love cheap IKEA hacks?

how to make a retro drink pitcher

I’m using is as a drink pitcher, but the lovely shape and size makes the IKEA Karaff the perfect retro vase as well!

IKEA carafe as retro vase with green mum flowers

How to Make a DIY Drink Pitcher

This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing an item through an affiliate link, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Supplies Needed:

Scroll Down for Retro Diamond Cut File Download

ikea hack retro drink pitcher carafe supplies

Tips for Using Vinyl on Glass

  • Rubbing alcohol is used to remove oils from glass to make vinyl stick.
  • Use transfer tape to perfectly line up your vinyl on the glass.
  • If your cutting mat is not as sticky anymore, you can use washi tape to hold the vinyl in place.
  • Use permanent vinyl for best results. (Oracle 651)
  • You can use any color of vinyl that you want, but certain colors work better for retro looks. I love gold, mint, and turquoise.
  • Cut your vinyl to slightly larger than your design to save vinyl.
using small piece of vinyl
Probably time for a new cutting mat….

Want to learn more about how to use your Silhouette? This affordable ebook taught me everything I know! Plus, it comes with a handy settings cheat sheet that gives you perfect cuts every time!

Care for Vinyl on Glass

Despite using permanent vinyl, it’s not actually permanent. Special care is needed for vinyl on glass.

  • Gently hand wash only.
  • Do not soak in water.
  • Do not use it in a dishwasher.
  • Do not microwave.

You might also like these easy etched wine glasses!

Yield: 1

How to Make a Retro DIY Drink Pitcher

retro carafe with glass of juice

Learn how to make a retro DIY drink pitcher. This retro pitcher is so easy to make and is perfect for serving up cocktails. Or use it as a vase!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • IKEA Karaff Carafe
  • Vinyl
  • Rubbing Alcohol


  • Silhouette or other cutting machine


  1. Use your cutting machine to cut the vinyl. retro decals for carafe
  2. Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from skin.
  3. Apply the vinyl to the glass, spacing it out as you go.
  4. Enjoy. retro drink pitcher


Cutting the vinyl to the exact size saves vinyl.

You can use transfer tape to get perfect spacing.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

retro drink pitcher

Download Cut Files

All downloads are for personal use only. Please do not redistribute or sell files.

Retro Diamond Cut File

Starbursts are available to purchase in my Etsy shop.

You might also like:

Pin for Later!

ikea hack retro carafe

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.