We’ve been talking about it all summer and we finally did it! We had our first lemonade stand. Yes I said we. I wanted to have one equally as much as my daughter did. We were pouring, serving cookies, luring in customers… “Lemonade!!!!”
I was looking for a way to build a stand myself without spending too much money, and/or being stuck with a bulky lemonade stand with nowhere to store it. With a simple google search, (love google) I ran into a blog where they used simple wooden crates. They went above and beyond and painted the crates a pretty yellow and added hinges to secure them together. But I thought I’d keep ours much more simple.
I used two wooden crates from Michael’s. (Don’t forget to use the 40% off coupon online).
And 2 long sticks that I also bought from Michael’s for 59 cents each.
I didn’t bother securing the crates together. I just placed them side by side, so that Els can reuse the crates after. (At the moment she loves using them as her baby doll’s bed.) The sticks, my husband glued on to each side.
I then went to work on the pom pom garland. Because yes, I still can’t get enough of pom poms.
I used LionBrand Bon Bon Yarn. They were the perfect mix of lemonade-y colors.
To find out how I made these pom poms, click here.
I then just strung them one by one with a plastic needle on a piece of yarn that measured from one side of the crate to the other.
I also made Els a pom pom necklace while I was at it.
I then cut out some circles on scrap paper. (Els helped me stencil all the circles.) Then pasted some letters on each I quickly made from construction paper. (Els helped me glue them as well).
I originally was going to use clothespins to secure them on the string. But I didn’t have enough. Ugh. So we used yarn and beads instead. That didn’t really work out too well in the wind…
Put out some cookies. Some lemons. Straws. Lemonade in a pitcher and cups. Ready to go. Here’s Els eating up all the profits.
So much fun all around. We had people doing U-turns and stopping traffic. How can you not buy a lemonade looking at this. Right?
Afterwards we told her she can use the money for anything she wants. So she bought a balloon.