Nicole™ Crafts Lemonade Stand

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Nicole™ Crafts Lemonade Stand

A.C. Moore is proud to support Alex'’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. You can join the fight against childhood cancer by hosting your own lemonade sale in your community! Parents and kids can work together to make a decorated stand, sell refreshing drinks and donate the proceeds to Alex's charity! Visit alexslemonade.org for more information!

Project Details

  • Level:child with adult help
  • Time:weekend project

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint Stand: We painted each crate White Adirondack and some of the slats Country Porch. But you can paint the crates in any combination of those two colors! Paint the pine piece (which will become the stand's counter) Ocean Blue. Note: each application of paint must be dry before starting another component of the stand that's dependent on it.
  • 2
    Assemble Stand: Stack the crates two high. Make sure you face at least some of them so that you can easily reach your lemonade suppies. Screw the top crates to the bottom crates with the 3/4 inch screws. Screw the crates side-by-side using the 1-1/2 inch screws. Use the 1/2 inch screws to ensure the counter stays in place. Place one of the dowels against the side of the stand, along the center of the crates. Mark where the dowel touches the counter with a pencil so you can repeat this for the dowel on the opposite side of the stand. Determine the height of your dowels and mark each one so they are even. Drill two holes in the bottom of each dowel with the spade bit. Hold the dowels against the stand and drill through the holes into the stand. Use the bolts and wing nuts to further attach the dowels.
  • 3
    Make Pinwheels: Cut four pieces of the 12 inch x 12 inch decorative two-sided cardstock in whatever length you desire. (Ours are 3 inch, 4 inch, and 5 inch.) Use the scoring board, to score one side of the decorative two-sided cardstock with the odd numbers. Then turn the cardstock over and score on the even numbers. Score two pieces on one design side and the other two on the opposite side (this will make attaching them together easier). Fold on the scores. Hold each folded section together and cut points towards the front sides. Use tacky glue to adhere all the sections together into a circle. Push the folded circle from the scoring boards together in the center so that it looks like a pinwheel. Use the paper punch to create two circles from contrasting cardstock. Hot glue one circle to the top and one to the back in the center of the pinwheels. Hot glue the pinwheels to the stand.
  • 4
    Create Banner: Download and print project template. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut 8 pennants from Lake Blue cardstock. Use straight-edge scissors to cut letters from Lemon Yellow cardstock. Hot glue letters to pennants. Cut a 60 inch piece of jute. Use the 1/4 inch hole punch on each of the pennants, then string the jute through the holes you created in the pennants. Add screw eyes to the top of each dowel. Tie the ends of the banner strand onto each screw eye. If desired, trim any excess jute.

Project Details

  • Level:child with adult help
  • Time:weekend project

Project Supplies

  • •Lemonade Stand:
  • Four Woodline Works Large Wood Crates, Two of Nicole™ Crafts 4 foot x 7/8 inch Wood Dowels, a 3 foot x 12 inch Piece of Pine, Four 1/4 inch x 2-1/2 inch Bolts and Wing Nuts to Fit Them, Screw Eyes, 1/2 inch & 3/4 inch & 1-1/2 inch Wood Screws, Two Bottles of Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint in Both White Adirondack & Summer Porch
  • •Two Bottles of DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Ocean Blue, Large Flat Paintbrush, Drill, Screwdriver Bit & 1/4 inch Spade Bit and Pencil
  • •Pinwheels:
  • Four Different American Crafts 12" x 12" Blue and Yellow Decorative Two-Sided Cardstocks, Punch It 2 inch Paper Punch Circle, Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board & Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • •Banner:
  • Four Sheets of 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Cardstock in Both Lake Blue and Lemon Yellow, Scalloped-Edge Craft Scissors, Jute and 1/4 inch Paper Punch Circle
  • •Pinwheels & Banner:
  • Straight-Edge Scissors, Ruler, Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun & Surebonder All Purpose Glue Sticks
Download Project Template