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19 Free DIY Lemonade Stand Plans You Can Build Today

Lemonade Stand Plans

If building a lemonade stand has been on you and your child’s list for a while, we have you covered. We put together 19 free lemonade stand plans that you can start today. Each of these is an actual plan with real actionable directions, supply lists, and tool requirements. If you are serious about taking on this project, there is absolutely an option here that will get this project checked off your list.

Whether you are new to DIY projects or this is your passion, we picked out plans for all skill levels. This is a great project to get your child involved in some woodworking. Be sure to follow all safety procedures when carrying out any of these plans.

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1. Lemonade Stand Plan by My Outdoor Plans

First on our list is the Lemonade Stand Plan by My Outdoor Plans. There are a few things we love about this plan. The ability to customize the front to match the coloring and décor you are looking for is very appealing. In addition, we love that they put this lemonade stand on wheels. If you are going to spend the time putting this together, you may as well wheel it out on the weekends!

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Level, Hammer, Drill, Tape Measure

Supplies: Wood, Glue, Stain, Paint, Screws


2. Lemonade Stand Plans With Roof by My Outdoor Plans

If you want to get a bit more involved than our first model, you may want to consider this Lemonade Stand Plan with a Roof by My Outdoor Plans. The plan for this lemonade stand is easy to follow and easy to customize to create the perfect fit for you and your family. We love that this model provides a bit of shade for those busy entrepreneurs. Again, this lemonade stand is on wheels to help you get it in out of the garage each time it’s needed.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Drill, Hammer

Supplies: Wheels, Roofing Material, Paint, Wood


3. Fence Picket Lemonade Stand by Ana White

Next on our list is the Fence Picket Lemonade Stand by Ana White. This adorable lemonade stand can be built for about $30. If you have some old pallets lying around, you may be able to do it for even less. The plan to set up this lemonade stand is clear, easy to follow, and should only take a little bit of time. Let the kids help with painting to give this lemonade stand an even more homemade feel.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tools: Drill, Saw, Hammer, Tape Measure

Supplies: Paint, Casters (optional), Wood or a Pallet, Nails, Screws, Glue


4. Lemonade Stand by Skip To My Lou

This colorful Lemonade Stand by Skip To My Lou has some great features that are worth paying attention to regardless of the model that you choose to build. A little bit of chalk paint on the front makes this entirely customizable. Also, this stand folds up thanks to the hinges used to hold the legs in place. Low on space in the garage? This is the lemonade stand for you!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Drill, Hammer, Tape Measure, Sander

Supplies: Hinges, Chalk Paint, Wood, Screws, PVC Pipe


5. Crate Lemonade Stand by Fantabulosity

If you are looking for a quick and easy lemonade stand, this option from Fatabulosity would be a great choice. This tutorial is very easy to follow and has some great pictures along the way. The good news is that once you purchase the crates for the base, you can have this lemonade stand completed in a matter of minutes. This model is best suited for smaller children, but you could always add some crates to make it suitable for big kids as well.

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Drill

Supplies: Crates, Screws, Paint and Finishing Supplies


6. Child’s Lemonade Stand by Daisy Mae Belle

The Child’s Lemonade Stand by Daisy Mae Belle is not only a perfect spot for selling lemonade, but it also doubles as an adorable pretend play grocery store for kids. When your children aren’t outside earning their college tuition, this model can be used to play grocery store or any other game your kids can imagine. This particular model takes a bit more time to put together, but it will surely be worth it, thanks to the use your children will get out of it.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Tools: Drill, Hammer, Clamp, Saw

Supplies: Chalk Paint, Fabric, Bins, Wood, Glue, Screws


7. Cabinet Lemonade Stand by RestlessRisa

If you happen to have an old kitchen cabinet lying around, the Cabinet Lemonade Stand by RestlessRisa is for you. With a quick coat of paint, a few scrap pieces of wood, and some accessories, your lemonade stand will be ready to go. This entire model costs less than $20 if you can find an old kitchen or bathroom cabinet to repurpose. The cabinet also doubles as some extra storage space when your lemonade stand is not in use.

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Glue, Paintbrush, Nails

Supplies: Chalk Paint, Spray Paint, Sand Paper


8. Lemonade Stand by The Nerds Wife

If you need a plan for an easy lemonade stand with a recipe included, this is the place to go. The Lemonade Stand by The Nerd’s Wife is a straightforward model that also uses crates. Crates seem to be a common theme in the lemonade stand world, mostly because of their price and ease of use. The directions will clearly show you how to put this together and how to get this great yellow and white paint pattern to help your lemonade stand shine.

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Drill, Paintbrush

Supplies: Crates, Screws, Paint


9. Crate Lemonade Stand by See Vanessa Craft

If you like the crate concept but want something a bit smaller, this option from See Vanessa Craft could be a good fit. You can have this stand up and running in a few short hours. The costs in this plan are also quite low; if you find some accessories around the house to add that would be even better!

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Drill, Paintbrush

Supplies: Crates, Paint, Accessories


10. Play Lemonade Stand by Jamie Costiglio

The Play Lemonade Stand by Jamie Costiglio is one of the most versatile designs you will find on this list. We love that you can customize this plan to be exactly what you need it to be. If you need a real lemonade stand or just a play one for the kid’s room, this is a great choice. The project is quick and easy to complete, and it is quite cost-effective as well.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Drill, Paintbrush

Supplies: Chalk Paint, Wood, Painters Tape


11. Lemonade Stand With Wheels by Her Tool Belt

Up to this point, we have put together some very simple lemonade stands that require few supplies and just an hour or so of your time. This Lemonade Stand With Wheels by Her Tool Belt takes things to another level. This is a really professional and fun looking lemonade stand that has a ton of great features. The plan will take you step-by-step through the process, and if you have some skills in woodworking, then you will have no problem following along. Check out all the storage as well that this stand has to help you stay organized.

Skill Level: Expert

Tools: Saw, Sander, Drill, Hammer

Supplies: Wheels, Fabric, Wood, Screws, Nails


12. DIY Nightstand Lemonade Stand from The Baking Beauties

Not only does this guide explain the ins and outs of building this lemonade stand, but you will also get a few recipes and even a recipe for chalk paint. This DIY Nightstand Lemonade stand is just simply an old nightstand that was repurposed. You can take a concept like this and turn it into whatever you need it to be. Since a nightstand is a bit on the small side for such a purpose, this particular lemonade stand is best suited for younger children.

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Paint Brush, Screwdriver

Supplies: Wood, Nightstand, Paint, Accessories


13. DIY Roadside Lemonade Stand by The Clueless Girl

The DIY Roadside Lemonade Stand only costs you about $3 to build! You will not be able to purchase a ready-made lemonade stand for your child at anywhere near this price. The reason it is so inexpensive is that reclaimed wood was used. The wood on this lemonade stand gives it so much character, and it gives it that homemade, neighborhood feel that will be sure to boost sales.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Drill

Supplies: Reclaimed Wood, Nails, Screws, Paint


14. Do It Yourself Lemonade Stand from Lowes

The DIY Lemonade Stand from Lowes is a great piece if you want something high quality and built to last. This is made with all brand new wood and painted to perfection. We love the shade that the top piece of this model provides. This particular lemonade stand will end up costing a bit more than some of the others on our list, simply because of the size and the use of brand new wood and materials. If you have a few young children, this is an excellent investment and will help keep them busy for hours.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert

Tools: Drill, Saw, Hammer, Tape Measure

Supples: Wheels, Wood, Chalk Paint, Paint, Roofing Materials


15. Lemonade Stand Plan from This Old House

If you like to stick with the building experts when you head the DIY route, then we have found the plan for you. This Lemonade Stand Plan by This Old House comes complete with a video tutorial. You won’t have any trouble following the steps involved to get this lemonade stand up and working in just a few hours. We love that This Old House puts this plan together in a way that your children can help in the process.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tools: Hammer, Nails, Drill, Saw

Supplies: Velcro, Paint, PVC, Wood, Screws, Nails


16. Easy DIY Lemonade Stand by Rain On A Tin Roof

This Easy DIY Lemonade Stand by Rain On A Tin Roof is a quick weekend project that will leave your kids smiling. We love how simply this plan is laid out and the fact that even a novice woodworker could put this together for their kids. Add some bright paint and a pitcher of lemonade and nobody will ever be able to tell that you put this together for just a few dollars.

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools: Saw, Hammer, Drill, Paintbrush

Supplies: Paint, Screws, Nails


17. Low Effort Lemonade Stand by Building Strong

This Low Effort Lemonade Stand by Building Strong is exactly as it is titled, low effort. This plan uses fence boards and some plywood that would work even for the bigger kids. Don’t forget to put this lemonade stand on wheels as the fence boards make things slightly heavy to move around. This model even has a handle on it to help you pull it around a bit, smart idea!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Hammer, Drill, Tape Measure

Supplies: Fence Boards, Plywood, Handle, Wheels


18. Deluxe Lemonade Stand by the DIY Network

This Deluxe Lemonade Stand by the DIY Network is an adorable and easy-to-transport model that should not take you more than a few hours to put together. The Deluxe Lemonade Stand uses sheets of plywood with holes cut in them, and you can fold this stand relatively flat when you are done selling for the day. Get as creative as you would like when it comes to decorating this bright and colorful stand.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Tools: Jigsaw, Hammer, Drill, Tape Measure, Pencil

Supplies: Paint, Plywood, Screws


19. Pallet Lemonade Stand by I’m The Boss Of Me

Last but certainly not least on our list is the Pallet Lemonade Stand by I’m The Boss of Me. Using pallets is a great way to keep the cost down on your lemonade stand. Just be sure to carefully sand and paint the pallet, so it is a bit more kid-friendly. Also, watch when you take a pallet apart that you don’t hurt yourself; those things can put up quite a fight.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tools: Saw, Hammer, Drill, Sander

Supplies: Paint, Pallets, Nails, Sandpaper


Conclusion

Finding a free lemonade stand plan is not the hard part — the hard part is narrowing down which one you want to make! All of these plans have positives and negatives to them, but each one is more than capable of putting a smile on a child’s face. Just be sure to properly analyze your budget and your time commitment before starting any of these types of projects. Good luck and be sure to enjoy an ice-cold glass of lemonade!

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