Friday, June 2, 2017

DIY Lemonade Stand

It has been far too long since I have been here, so happy to be back.  With this beautiful weather and the end of the school year here I keep thinking of summer and all of the fun things to do with the kiddos!  This past spring I made a lemonade stand for some sweet little girls and I could not have been happier with how it turned out!  I followed the plans for the Market Base for Grace's Town Collection and the Wide Hutch for Grace's Town Collection on Ana White and made a few adjustments as I went along. This my first large wood working project and I was super pleased with the results.  Don't be fooled...there were mistakes and adjustments along the way.  Just all part of the process!

I did away with the arched top as I wanted it to be more simplistic and I was not very good with the jigsaw truth be told.  ;)  I choose to paint the sign on the top with chalkboard paint so this could be anything these two could dream up.  Truly the possibilities are cream parlor, market place, produce stand, puppet theater, post office, restaurant, bakery, bait shop, snack vendor...ok...I am sure you got the point.  It just makes me happy to see littles playing pretend!  I found the chalkboard easel/menu board in the Target Dollar Spot along with the felt money...I was so happy I may have actually danced in the aisle!  Ooh...I almost forgot they also had little pink fairy lights that were battery operated there as well...yes this lemonade stand needed lights!

This cute little pink lemonade sign was from Hobby Lobby.

The money box was a cute box that I found at a thrift shop and just painted to match.

Every little shop keepers needs a cute apron...or at least I thought so.  I made these adorable little aprons following this woman's fabulous tutorial!!!  I also made the matching bunting in pink and yellow fabrics to go with the lemonade theme.  I just screwed in some small hooks to hang the bunting on.  Would be cute to make different themes to go along with the pretend play.

Of course no lemonade stand would be complete without lemonade!  I found a simple acrylic pitcher at Target, would have loved something cuter, but the summer stuff was not out in February.  I filled the pitcher with pink cups and yellow and pink paper straws!  I used these adorable lemon printables to make the tag.

I loved making this lemonade stand for these two little ladies.  Cannot wait to stop by and have a cup of lemonade!  

As always thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions please feel free to ask!