My girls (3 and 6) have been bugging me all summer to run a lemonade stand. Does anyone else find it ironic and completely understandable that there was no time to make an actual stand until the kids were back in school?
Well, thanks to my friends at Ryobi Tools and a little help from my local Do It Best Hardware Store in Wayne, I completed my first pallet project (which I’ve been wanting to do forever) for almost nothing, and ended up with a great pallet lemonade stand.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has stand construction plans on their site to build one from plywood, but if you haven’t noticed, plywood isn’t cheap. Besides, I had this idea that I could create a stand that could easily break down and travel to events that our Delaware Valley Blogger Team is having this month.
The pallet lemonades stand is basically four parts:
- The top and front are one pallet that’s been cut in half.
- The sides are a second pallet that’s been cut in half and those parts were cut down again.
- The uprights are slats from a third skid, bolted to the top.
- The awning is some remnant fabric (shown here wrong side up, for pinning, before sewing) and ribbon with two rod-packets for the 2 dowel rods installed at the top of the upright slats.
The pallets were free, I already had the dowel rods and paint, and the fabric was new but purchased at a thrift store last summer for $5. So really, the only cost here was about $20 in hardware.
Want to see how this stand breaks down and goes together, so you can easily transport it? Click here.
My facebook followers thought this could also be a workbench or a plant stand, and I think they’re right.
I’d love to put together plans so you can make this for yourself, but only if you want them. Please leave a comment below, and let me know if it’s worth it to ya. I mean, I’m so tuckered out, I even had to put the kiddo to work on this one. (Just kidding.) (Update: You can now click through to instructions for this pallet lemonade stand.)
Oh, and remember that Delaware Valley Blogger Team for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation that I mentioned? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to raise the profile of childhood cancer this month, I’ve teamed up with a group of friends and bloggers from the Delaware Valley Area for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s inaugural Million Mile Run.
Together we are aiming to collectively walk 1000 miles during the month of September to raise awareness as well as raise as much money as we can to help fund childhood cancer research.
Thanks to several generous sponsors, we are also raffling off a few great prizes!!!
Find us at one of these events to buy a raffle ticket or DONATE ONLINE RIGHT NOW and get 10 entries! After you donate, check out these prizes pictured, and scroll all the way down to the bottom to let us know which prize you’d like by filling out the Rafflecopter form below!
Friday Sept. 20th 12 pm – 6pm
Springfield Mall, Center Court
1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield PA
Saturday Sept. 21st 11am – 5pm
Springfield Mall, Center Court
1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Saturday Sept. 28th 2pm – 6pm
965 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA
Custom made stuffed animals from Build-a-Bear Workshop
Pair of tickets to enjoy a Lunch Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia
Happy Family Basket of Snacks/Treats
$25 Gift card to Barefoot Books courtesy of JustChildrensBooks.com