Just last year, one of my nieces had her first baby girl. It’s been a blast to watch her figure the whole Mom thing out, and we also got a super cute new family member. This July is her first birthday and we are eagerly planning her first birthday bash! And while everyone else gets assigned jobs like cooking, cleaning, and shopping, I was assigned the task of building my dear niece a watermelon stand for her party.
How To Build A Kids Lemonade/Watermelon Stand In Less Than 20 Minutes
Here’s what you’ll need:
Step One: To begin, sand down all of the wood used to build your stand. Nothing kills a DIY project faster than a nasty splinter!
Step Two: Begin building the base of your stand, using the wooden crates. Stack your four crates in two columns on top of one another. Rotate your crates so that one faces out, and one faces in like the photo below. Use your electric screwdriver and hardware to attach the crates to one another.
Step Three: Next, use your 1x4s and 1×8 to create your signage. Attach your 1x4s to the sides of the crates, and screw to attach. Next, attach the 1×8 to the tops of the 1x4s to finish the signoff.
Step Four: After everything is attached, it’s time to really have some fun and start painting! I chose a solid white color for my stand so that the pink and green lettering could be read more easily. I did the lettering on the sign with a stencil after the white spray paint had dried.
Step Five: Decorate your stand with other wooden crates (see how I painted them pink and filled them with decor items?) and a garland across the back. Doesn’t this look adorable?