I love summertime and all the fun activities that the warmer weather brings! One of my family's favorite summer traditions is having a Lemonade Stand! It's always so much fun and my kids look forward to it every year! This year, I came up with an easy project to make a cute stand! It's so simple and very inexpensive! And it was a huge hit! My kids loved it 100 times more than just having a plain folding table and chairs.
I taped off the back of the bookcase before painting it. I put trash bags over the sides of the bookcase so that the chalkboard paint didn't get over spray on it. I love the Rust-Oleum brand Chalkboard Paint. It sprays on just like spray paint. I did the first coat and let it dry 30 minutes, then did a second coat that I let dry about 6 hours. If you do get over spray anywhere, you can use fingernail polish remover to clean it up.
For the poles of the stand, I drilled holes in the top of the bookcase with a fancy drill bit that makes circles. I don't know the actual name for it, but it's my favorite drill bit! The poles of the stand are just cardboard poles from the middle of wrapping paper! I told you this project would be inexpensive! I stuck them in the top of the dresser and added a paper banner across the top.
For the banners, I used double sided scrap book paper that I had on hand, so both sides of the banner looked cute. I used a hole punch and some burlap twine to string it. On the bottom banner, I added some curling ribbon that I had to add an extra touch. I used a mason jar to hold the straws and one for a tip jar. I added a cute chalkboard label to it. It turned out so cute!
That's it! Pretty simple right?! The whole project took me 2 hours total of working on it. That doesn't include the drying time for the chalkboard paint.
The Keeper of the Crayons