When life gives you lemons….A PVC Lemonade Stand Tutorial

Today we are over at Riley Blake sharing….

But the thing is… the tutorial for the fabric portion was kind of, well, lengthy and I didn’t want to hog up any more of their space.  So….
Go HERE  for the tutorial…supplies…meaurements, etc. for the fabric portion.
BUT, for the information on how to build the PVC stand just read below.

Elizabeth and I have totally had fun building things out of PVC…like our summer camp chairs, Simon’s target, and the PVC Water Mayhem just to name a few.  So it only seems natural that we have a least one PVC project to share with you this summer.
(Actually we have one more up our sleeves but we are still working out all the kinks….)

So to start off the summer we made a PVC Lemonade stand.
(The stand can also be used as a puppet theater, a cafe, a ticket booth, etc. etc. but for it’s maiden voyage the kids used it as a Lemonade stand.)

If you want to make one here is what you’ll need:

#1.  6 End Caps
#2.  2 “L” joints
#3.  8 “T joints
#4.  2 pieces of PVC 10 inches long
#5.  1 piece of PVC that is 36 inches
#6,  2 pieces of PVC that is 1 and 1/2 inches long
#7.  2 pieces of PVC that are 29 inches long
#8.  2 pieces of PVC that are 43 and 1/2 inches long
#9.  2 pieces of PVC that are 25 and 1/2 inches long
#10.  2 pieces of PVC that are 3 inches long
#11.  4 pieces that are 15 inches long

(*All the PVC pipe I used was 1 inch pipe)

Here’s a crazy map of where everything goes when it is assembled:
(the numbers below correspond to the numbers above)

…and here is an up close photo of what the top looks like when it is assembled…

 (The 2 pieces of PVC that are only 1 and 1/2 inches long go up here at the top.  They are the pieces that connect the corner “L” joints to the “T” joints with the awning bar and the top middle bar.)

And here is an up close photo of what the bottom half looks like when it is assembled:

(The 2 pieces of PVC that are only 3 inches long go down here at the bottom.  They go between the “T” joints that hold the feet together and the “T” joints that hold the bottom middle bar to the side bars.)

And I promise…it’s way easier to make and put together than it looks like in the map…
and once it is finished…

…you’ll be glad that you made it.  It’s nothing but fun.
(Seriously, I love this thing.)
And speaking of love…I’m off to work on our next PVC project…

*This project is linked Here Here Here Here Here and Here

9 thoughts on “When life gives you lemons….A PVC Lemonade Stand Tutorial

  1. Adorable…so precious. Lucky little ones. Thank you for all your hard work on figuring out measurements etc. I am so going to put this on the list to do for our little Violet!!! Have a beautiful weekend. Best Wishes, Bobbie

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