Published on July 24, 2020 | Last Updated on December 16, 2021
This post is sponsored by Sunbelt Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nothing says summertime like a colorful lemonade stand! With everything going on right now, I know it’s best not to serve cups of lemonade to our neighbors, so I made a backyard lemonade stand inspired by Sunbelt Bakery’s Lemon Meringue Chewy Granola Bars! This was such a fun project and perfect to keep your kiddos entertained this summer.
When I first tasted Sunbelt Bakery’s Limited Edition Lemon Meringue flavor, it reminded me of crisp flavors of summer. Piper and I both love them plus they’re made with no artificial colors or preservatives. We keep them on hand for quick snacking and the Lemon Meringue bars make the perfect addition to Piper’s lemonade stand!
If you want to recreate the stand at home, I’m including the instructions below!
Assemble the planter per the instructions but leave off the bottom and legs. Paint the planter, the bottom, legs, dowels, and hooks white. You’ll need to do another coat once assembled.
Turn the planter upside down so the scallop edges of the wood are at the bottom. Place the bottom piece on the top of the planter so you create a table and screw it in. I wanted the table to have a solid surface so I used the saw to short the original legs that came with the planter and attached those to the edges.
Then attach the new legs to the planter. The shorter pieces (45”) will be in the front and the longer pieces (50”) will be the back legs. I made the table height is 24″ high but you can adjust as needed. The legs need to be even on the bottom but different heights on the top to create the awning. Use the level when attaching the legs to make sure the tabletop is even.
Screw in the screw cup hooks to each piece of the wood at the top to hold the dowels and awning in place. Fill in any holes or cracks with wood putty then touch up with another coat of spray paint.
To make the awning, measure the fabric to fit as a canopy. Sew the canvas on all sides and create holes for the dowels. If you’re not using outdoor fabric, be sure to spray with Scotchguard before assembling. Once it’s dry, put the dowels through the fabric and through the screw cup hooks.
For the sign, I painted brush strokes on one side of the acrylic sheet. While it’s drying, I made the vinyl letters using my Cricut.
Once assembled, you can add a plastic drink dispenser filled with lemonade, cups, and Sunbelt Bakery’s Lemon Meringue bars as a snack!
Hosting a lemonade stand is a fun and easy way for kids to make money. Here’s how to get started:
Lemonade stand tutorial inspired by A Darling Daydream‘s project.