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Lemonade Stand Ideas

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Lemonade Stand Ideas: What kid wouldn’t LOVE to have this to sell lemonade? With this easy tutorial, your kids can have a lemonade stand to use and reuse for years to come! 

DIY Lemonade Stand Ideas

DIY Lemonade Stand Ideas

I’m a bit excited to show you this. It’s been on my “to-do,” list for over a year, and crafting the lemonade stand for the kids, FINALLY happened. I first found a lemonade stand tutorial on Pinterest, and knew I wanted to make it for my kiddos. I immediately bought the supplies, but then they sat in my basement for.ever.

It wasn’t until my friend came over one day, and said, “JESSICA… it’s time. Let’s finally put this thing together.” Shockingly, it didn’t take long at all, and my kids LOVE it.

DIY Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand Tutorial

Now I totally can not take all of the credit for this lemonade stand. My crafty friend helped me put this together, so I want to make sure she gets the handy-man award for this one!

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

I bought four wooden crates from Walmart, and spray painted them with aqua spray paint. After the paint dried, we stacked two of them side by side, to nail them all together.

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

With a hammer and nails, we connected the crates together. The nails we used above worked for some areas, but needed bigger nails for the thicker sections.

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

Connect the four boxes, by nailing all of the corners where they connect.

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

We found two wooden rods at Hobby Lobby, and knew they’d be perfect to hold the banner up above the stand when it was all together. We spray painted those to match the crates.

There are a few different rod sizes available, but we chose the length that would be tall enough that my kids could still see under it, after the pendents were attached. See below. 

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

We then hammered on the rods, (one on each side), on the back of the crates.

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

DIY Lemonade Stand

Yay! That part was DONE! (Yes, the rods are a little crooked, but as it turns out…that’s because they were crooked when we bought them. (So check them before leaving the store.)

Lemonade Stand Sign Ideas

I found the CUTEST wooden pendents at Hobby Lobby, on sale, and they went PERFECTLY with the stand. The hardest part was deciding what to spell, and “Sale,” was my favorite phrase, in case we want to sell something different on our “stand,” one day!

DIY Lemonade Stand Plan Ideas

Using ribbon, we simply threaded each pendent on, and tied the ribbon around each rod.

DIY Lemonade Stand sign ideas

I may, or may not have found the cutest yellow “poms,” at Hobby Lobby too, and thought they HAD to be included.

The lemonade stand is complete! Now… when the boys are ready to have a “sale,” we just pull it out of the garage and it’s ready to go! See what all we included on our lemonade stand, on the first day of business….

Open for Business

Lemonade Stand Ideas

DIY Lemonade stand decorating ideas

• Lemon Cookies

• Mini Lemon Pies

• Lemon plates

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Lemonade stand sign ideas

• Price sign. (We made our own using a white canvas.)

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• Plastic kid-size tumblers (Buy HERE) I love using these for any kid-outing too!

• Fun paper straws (Buy HERE) I may have an obsession with these, and have them in every color.

• Beverage Dispenser (Buy Similar HERE)

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I always have a colander on my kitchen counter full of lemons, and it made it’s way out for some lemonade stand decoration! Buy fake lemons HERE!

lemonade stand ideas for kids

My little guys were in LOVE with their lemonade stand, and MAY have consumed most of the lemonade and cookies.

lemonade stand ideas for kids

lemonade stand ideas

lemonade stand ideas

lemonade stand family activity for summer

Although they ADORE their new lemonade stand, they’re now asking to make another one, but to turn it in to a McDonald’s stand. This.Should.Be.Interesting. More to come on that…

Supplies Needed to Make Lemonade Stand

4 wooden crates

• 2 wooden rods

Spray Paint

• Hammer & Nails

• Wooden pendents


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20 thoughts on “Lemonade Stand Ideas

  1. Rachel says:

    This is absolutely adorable! Great job!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much Rachel!! XO

  2. Mary says:

    We are going to do this!! Love your idea

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, great!!! Have sooo much fun with it! XO

      1. Ednita says:

        Do you know the size of the crates?

        1. Jessica says:

          Hi there! I’m not exactly sure right at the moment, but the crates that I used look like these: http://rstyle.me/n/cpamgbbne5f (affiliate) I also bought mine from walmart and they had this same label. I hope that helps!

  3. Amber says:

    What color of blue did you use? Its’ so pretty!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi there! It’s the Gloss Blue Ocean Breeze! You can get it here: http://amzn.to/2uiHNCt (affiliate)

  4. Lili says:

    This was such an adorable stand! My daughter has been using the one we made all summer, and people can’t resist stopping because of how cute it is. Thank you for sharing, I always tell them where to find your tutorial! (Also, I just noticed Zara.com made one too and used it on their website! https://m.zara.com/us/en/sale/kids/baby-girl/dresses/smiley-print-dress-c965796p4617002.html

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww! Thank you Lili! I’m so happy that your daughter enjoys it! That means so much that you tell them where, thank you! 🙂
      Oh my goodness yes! Thank you for sharing that on Zara! How fun! XOXO

  5. emme says:

    i love it me and my friends plan on doing this in the summer

    1. Jessica says:

      Aww! That’s fantastic!! Have so much fun!

  6. Arden says:

    Thank you so much! This was the ABSOLUTE BEST! We made it for my son’s 2nd birthday and will be using it all summer because i’m obsessed 😊 Just starting a blog and it’s so fun seeing all of your ideas! Love having so many mentor accounts to follow. Can’t wait to see your next project! We are @ourlifefromatoz on Instagram if you feel like heading over. I’d also be happy to send pics! It turned out so cute 🍋

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Arden! Awwww, I’m so happy that you liked it and it turned out great! Whaaaaat?! That’s so exciting that you’ve started a blog too! Love that. You’re so sweet, and I’ll be sure to head over and check out your Instagram too! Thank you so much for the sweet words! XO

  7. I decided to make one and do mini sessions for my photography business! It turned out great and all of my clients LOVED it!!! This was such an adorable idea. Thank you soo much!! I’ll leave a link to a picture of it below. I hope you get a chance to check it out.

    1. Jessica says:

      Ahh! I just took a look Brittany, and the photos are adorable! I love what you did. It’s all so fantastic, and the photos are so stinking cute! Thank you for sharing this with me. I absolutely love seeing things like this. 🙂 XO

  8. Lili Henderson says:

    How many spray cans did you use?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Lili! I only had to use one can! I hope that helps!

  9. Rose says:

    I love how you tied all the colors together and simplified the process for some of us who are not crafty at all! May I ask where you got the lemon plates? Thank you so much for sharing! Your boys are adorable!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, I’m so glad it was helpful Rose! Thank you! You know… I believe I snagged those on clearance at Target a few years ago, but I found some on Amazon HERE that are similar!! 🙂

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