Hellllooooo Summer! Oh my gosh, am I glad the school year is finally over! When quarantine hit, my son asked if we could make a Lemonade Stand so he could earn some extra cash. Of course, we couldn’t do it due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean we couldn’t create a fun lemonade stand for the backyard. I’m excited to share what we created with you all, so let’s get started.
If you saw my DIY Lemonade Stand in Under 15 Minutes post, this view is not new to you. But like I said in that post, we wanted to use this fun stand made of crates for all kinds of things this summer. So here is my son’s Refresh the Day Lemonade Stand.
We started by staining the stand a nice grey stain. We opted to leave the inside of the crates natural for a nice contrast. I then created a banner with his chosen business name. It’s all about the branding, right?
This is the sketch my son created when he explained what he envisioned for his little business. So of course, I wanted to make all his entrepreneurial dreams come true! He does, after all, take after me in a lot of ways. 😉
As part of his business plan, he figured $1 would be a good price for profits. Let’s hope his Lemonade is as awesome as it looks! haha
Like any good business owner, he wanted to communicate to his customers when he would be open for business. So I whipped up a cute reversible open and closed sign to hang on his stand.
I also wanted to add a punny sign for him to hang as he sought fit, and this Squeeze the Day sign was perfect. You can see the tutorial HERE.
I also made a cute little beaded banner with an extra pennant from the Refresh Your Day sign I made for over the stand.
I grabbed a few things from our patio to spruce things up. The outdoor rug, striped umbrella and side table matched perfectly. I also set out a chair for him to sit with a coordinating pillow for comfort. And for the finishing touches, I let him chose from the lemon themed items I had last year’s tiered tray displays and he was open for business. Well, not yet. We of course want to keep him safe so he won’t be open to the public anytime soon. But he has been enjoying serving us all lemonade in exchange for some loose change.
I hope you are inspired to create a little summer space for your kiddos with these simple ideas!
Happy crafting and stay safe!