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Sunday, June 24, 2012

simple snow cone stand ... ♥

hey all!
i wanted to share this project with you...
just in time for the holiday weekend and for summer!

one of the things on our summer list has always been to do a lemonade stand
my aunts have a garage sale every summer that gets quite a lot of traffic
so this year we set up shop
and instead of lemonade...we did snow cones!
i had all the supplies on hand already
 so it was easier than buying 40 lemons to make lemonade :)

now, we happen to have a lot of scrap lumber, craft supplies 
and numerous items waiting to be spray painted layin' around
so if you're not a sort-of garage sale stuff hoarder like me might have to get a little creative with your supplies :):)
lemme give you a run-down of the stuff i used 
and how i jerry-rigged (is that a word?) everything together
spray paint some cookie sheets & old trays to use as menus
some chalkboard paint, clalkboard makers, ribbon and hot glue came in handy here too!

 the little blue table was a yard sale find...just waiting for something good :)
the red supports to hold the bunting & the little awning thing, was put together by the hubs
totally on the fly...2 pieces of 2x2 put together 
one piece to wedge underneath the lip of the table, the other was at the desired height 
with cup hooks screwed in at the top for the bunting

 this is where the "jerry" and the "rigged" came into play :)
(i take total responsibility for this hubby is not a fan of either of those words 
...especially when put together :) he's a by the book kinda guy
...i'm a fly by the seat of my pants-let's build a snow cone stand at midnight! kinda girl)
i cut both a piece of sturdy cardboard, long enough to go across the top of the stand,
and a piece of fabric that would cover the majority of the table top
then hot glued each end of the fabric to half of a yardstick
laid the fabric piece over the cardboard
and nailed both layers to the top of the wood pieces

(i warned you ... jerry-rigged)

hopefully these pictures will help :)

 another cup hook for the chalkboard menu
some supplies...

and some snacks...

 according to my daughter...snacks are the source of all life force
with out them, we would be doomed
she's even got a bag of cheez-its stashed in case of a snack emergency

the girls had such a fun time serving customers
and they made over $30!! 
which had them so excited...i think it will be something they do every summer
they had fun eating them too :)

i have another 4th of July project i want to do with you guys this week!
so maybe my kitchen pics are on hold :)
much love

sweet parties ... ♥


  1. What a beautiful day with your girls. This is by far the cutest stand I have seen ever. Love the jar banner. Smiles...Renee

  2. What lovely memories for you and your girls. And what a gorgeous place to have to "work" during the sale. I could have spent hours nestled in there selling yummy delights. Well done!

  3. Wow - that is just precious !!!! I love the pom-poms and the banner is just adorable !

    thanks for sharing - enjoy!

    1. thanks ladies! i'm glad you like the stand :) the banners will be in my shop pretty soon! thanks for stopping by today... ♥loves

  4. Oh my stars!! This is just gorgeous & precious & sooooo sweet. I'm loving all the colors and details...the chalkboard pieces ROCK!! Would be super delighted if you could link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays:

    Have a great week!

  5. How did you make the signs that are hanging off of the desk? Thanks! Jenny

    1. Hi Jenny :)
      the signs are cookie sheets from the dollar store...spray painted blue and some chalkboard paint...thanks for stoppin' by!
      ♥ much love

  6. Oh my goodness, so sweet! I love how the stand could quickly be changed to a lemonade stand by switching out the banner. I love it!

    Thanks for stopping by Match Made on Hudson -- I have no doubt I'll be back often to see what else you're up to this summer :)

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

  7. So cute, this is something my little ones would love doing. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Cute idea and so much fun! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  9. This is so awesome. I have got to get me some of those chalkboard markers.

  10. This really makes me smile:) Great job!

  11. That is such a fun idea!! I love that they sold snow cones instead of lemonade:-) And your cute bunting and's adorable. Love the checkers and the ball trim!!!

  12. I like it so much!!:) I have always done lemonade... but this i might do a snow cone stand!!


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