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How To Make A Lemonade Stand

Posted by  ·  June 8, 2017  ·  Last Updated: October 17, 2017

It is summer and time for ice cold lemonade. Kids love selling lemonade! Here are lemonade stand plans you can build in an afternoon. Grab some extra PVC pipe to make a marshmallow shooter. This will keep them busy in between customers.

how to make a lemonade stand

This wooden diy lemonade stand is built from a 4′ X 8′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood and some Masonite for signs.

free lemonade stand plansHow To Build A Lemonade Stand

4′ X 8′ X 1/2″ sheet of plywood
4′ X 4′ X 1/8″ sheet of Masonite
4 – 4″ Strap Hinges (hooks sides to front)
2 – 3″ Door hinges (hooks top to front)
36 – 8 X1/2 flat head phillips wood screws
2- 8 X 5/8 philips metal screws (hooks plastic pvc coupler to sign)
2 Nails approximately 2″ long
Drill bit #8 or 11/64″
2 – 1″ PVC Slip Couplers
2 – 3 inch L Brackets
4 – 8 X 3/8 Flat Phillips Metal Screws
Paint , I gave the stand a coat Pantone’s “Color of the Year” Emerald Green Valspar paint from Lowes.

Cut from plywood:
Top 48″ x 18 1/2″
Front 36″ x 48″

Cut from Masonite:
Sign 22″ x 32″
Top sign 18×48

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The best part is when you are finished selling lemonade the stand folds flat for easy storage!

how to make a lemonade stand

These girls are on there way to making their first million!

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If you are looking for ideas to beautify your outdoor space Lowe’s has all the tools you need to be creative. Check out their Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog and be inspired! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook and don’t forget to pick up a FREE Subscription to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. Their magazine is fabulous!


As always my DIY supplies are from my go to store Lowes. Thanks Lowes for sponsoring this post!

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  1. Brian
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019
    I can't get the doors to collapse to the front and have everything fold in on itself. How did you do this?
  2. Friday, November 10th, 2017
    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant ! I`ll do this, thank you my dear !
  3. Thursday, June 11th, 2015
    So, it looks like the dimensions for the sides should be 36 in x 18.5 inches right? Also, I am not clear how the top secures to the rest of the structure. I see in one of the drawings you mention "slip a nail in this hole." Is that a hole you drill in each side piece?

    Thank you! Such a cute idea!
  4. Monday, July 21st, 2014
    So cute! Love the color! Pinned!
  5. Lora
    Sunday, April 27th, 2014
    Thanks so much for the plans! I made one for my son this morning as we are having our annual garage sale and he requested another stand. Except this year we should be the star of the neighborhood thanks to you!
  6. Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
    I made this for Christmas. It turned out cute. I did have trouble with the strap hinges though. I could only use 2 screws per side or it wouldn't fold up. It is a bit heavy to move, but I'm excited about it and my 4 yr old loved it! If I did it again, I think maybe I'd make it a teensy bit smaller so I could move it easier. Thanks for sharing!!
  7. Sarah
    Friday, August 9th, 2013
    What are the 'side' measurements? I think someone already posted this question, but it wasn't answered.

    • Dustin
      Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
      Sides are 36x18. Also when connecting the sides you will need place the side board in position to make the fitment right which will allow enough room for opening and closing.
  8. Mandie
    Friday, July 12th, 2013
    I'm looking for cutting measurements and don't see the sides listed on the cut list... Are the side dimensions 36x18?
  9. Niki McDowell
    Saturday, June 15th, 2013
    When will you be posting the other instructions?
  10. Saturday, June 1st, 2013
    Your lemonade stand is wonderful Cindy!! Sharing on FB, love it!

    xo, Tanya
  11. Jenny
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Incredible! Love this project and of course the models are adorable too! You did a great job of designing such a cool lemonade stand - Genius!
  12. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    So cute!~

    This is on my list of things to make before the Fourth!

  13. Hillary B
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    My kids would love a stand like that, and I love that it folds flat. That is so fun!
  14. Karen Alldredge
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Wow thanks for sharing this I want one so bad! Got to convince my hubby how much we neeeed it!
  15. Laura Reese
    Friday, May 31st, 2013
    Okay this is totally amazing! My kids do lemonade stand every week (or want to) and the ideas that it fold up is just fabulous!
  16. Friday, May 31st, 2013
    WOW! That's amazing and so cute!! Love how it folds up. I'm sending this to my husband:-)