For our school’s volunteer luncheon, we decided to throw a Sunshine & Lemonade party. Our first order of business was to build a lemonade stand. At first, I didn’t know if I would be able to pull this project off, considering I do not even own a drill…but if you know someone who does (thank you Tom!), then this DIY stand can be done!
First things first! Make a trip to Home Depot and round up your supplies:
- 5 box crates (18 x 12.5 x 9.5)
- 2 Wood Posts (62 x 3.5 x 1.5)
- 4 Wood Pieces to secure crates (10 x 3.5 x 1.5)
- 1 Wood Board (46 x 1 x 1)
- Several Long Screws
- Electric Screwdriver
Step Three: Screw the board onto each post, about an inch from the top. Your top layer is done! I actually left the stand in my classroom like this for a couple of weeks. If you have young children at home, this would be the perfect size for them. For a taller stand, keep reading.
Step Four: Set up the three crates that you will use as the bottom layer. Secure all the crates together with the 4 small wood pieces. If you try to screw the crates together without these wood pieces, the crate wood will strip. These 4 pieces makes for a strong hold. Secure the top layer of crate boxes to the bottom layer of crate boxes with screws.
It’ll look something like this when it is finished!
I printed this wonderful banner and lemonade sign from Somewhat Simple. We found these lemonade dispensers in the $3 section of Target. You can print my Lemonade Flavor Labels onto scrapbook paper and attach to twine ($1 bin at Target) with cute clothespins (Michaels). I printed the “Enjoy” label from World Label.
We put our extra lemonade on the bottom to keep the stand from blowing away. I made a pinwheel and some paper fans from scrapbook paper to decorate the outward facing crates.
Now it’s time to play!
Please leave me a comment if you made or plan on making a lemonade stand!