I don’t know about you, but warm weather always takes me to my happy place: a place of green grass, sunshine, and cold drinks! It was as I was sipping one such cold drink that I got the idea for today’s paper craft. So, step right up, and cool off with a refreshing drink from my 3D lemonade stand!
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Seriously, how adorable is this!?
I really wanted to create something bright and cheery to celebrate the summer season, and I feel like this really hits all the marks.
- Cardstock & Vellum
- Bakers Twine
- Popsicle Sticks
- White Paint
- Hot Glue
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the lemonade stand pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! The hot pink lines are used to make cuts, but be sure to attach them as well. If you’re not using the SVG file that includes score lines, you can use the PDF version as a reference to know where your folds should go.
2. You’ll want to cut your popsicle sticks in half (I just did this by strong-arming some scissors as well as an X-ACTO knife, but you may have more sophisticated tools than me) and paint them before working on the everything else. This way, they’ll have time to dry.
Then, fold and assemble the four posts (two will be shorter than the others).
Attach the posts to your countertop piece. Make sure that the the shorter posts go on the front of the countertop, and the taller ones go in back, with the angled ends pointing up.
After that, you can fold and attach your canopy pieces, angling it downward.
3. Next, attach your popsicle sticks to the front of your lemonade stand base, aligning them along the bottom edge. (Be sure not to glue them over top of your score marks.)
Fold in the edges and top. Attach them using the tabs provided.
Assemble the tabletop pieces (lemonade pitcher, cake/stand, and mason jar mug). Add any hand drawn elements you’d like. Then, use the tabs on the bottom to attach them to the countertop.
fold in the edges of the countertop, and attach that whole section to the lemonade stand base. (It is designed to have a slight overhand on each side, in order to give it more dimension.)
4. Finally, assemble the rest of the embellishment pieces and add your own, hand-drawn touches!
Use the small diamond pieces along with a strand of bakers twine to create a mini bunting banner. You can attach it straight across, or in an asymmetric manner as I have.
Attach the lemons wherever you’d like, and create a fun little sandwich board sign using the larger, rectangular pieces.
I don’t often do a whole lot of hand-drawn touches, so it is fun to see how those little flourishes really pull this 3D lemonade stand together! The sandwich board pieces were ones I added almost as an afterthought, but I really like the extra pop of color and whimsy it brings.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome 3D cut file freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making your own 3D lemonade stand! What is your favorite summer beverage?
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HollyJune 24, 2020 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)
So Cute!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!
MandeeJune 24, 2020 at 8:49 am (3 years ago)
You are very welcome Holly! I’m so pleased that you like it!!
Judy LeonardJune 24, 2020 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)
I absolutely adore this lemonade stand! My four and seven-year-old granddaughters in California always do a lemonade stand in the summers!
They will think Nana is amazing when I make this for them! ( Because of Covid I haven’t seen them in many many months!)
I noticed that you are a birdwatcher, and I am as well! Our home and grounds are a Certified wildlife habitat! We live on a Bayou in Southeast Louisiana near New Orleans. It provides a wonderful pallet to encourage many critters!
We have identified almost 100 species of birds that have been in or over our yard in the 20 years we have lived here.
If you are ever down this way, I would love to share with you!
PS just found your blog last night through a post on Cricut design space with Melody Lane! I know I am going to enjoy it. thank you for all you do!
MandeeJune 24, 2020 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)
Ooo, this will be perfect for your granddaughters!!
Yes, I have recently gotten into bird watching, and it’s been a lot of fun! It would be really awesome to visit a bayou sometime, and see birds I never get to see around Utah. Sounds like you live in a scenic place!
And I’m so glad you stumbled across my little corner of the internet. Thanks for being here! ❤️
Judy LeonardJune 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm (3 years ago)
I would love to send you a picture of the file as I made it. But do not know how to attach it…
MandeeJune 26, 2020 at 11:04 am (3 years ago)
I’d love to see it!! Feel free to email me at email@example.com. 😊
PamelaMay 30, 2022 at 2:52 pm (10 months ago)
Hi, first of all thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation. Unfortunately I can’t get the score lines when using my Cricut Air 2.
I would great appreciate any help you could give.
MandeeJune 1, 2022 at 9:54 am (10 months ago)
Hi Pamela! Sorry you are having trouble. I suggest taking a look at this tutorial I made to see how you can set up the score lines in Cricut Design Space. 🙂
PamelaJune 1, 2022 at 4:35 pm (10 months ago)
Thank you ♥️
KathyJune 24, 2020 at 10:17 am (3 years ago)
Your lemonade stand is totally adorable! My life has been overcome by events so I can’t get much crafting done right now. I plan to get back to some creative fun this winter. Yikes, everyone will be working on Christmas now and I’m still not ready for last year! You are so amazing, you probably have everything done for the next three years. I love all your makes, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent!
MandeeJune 24, 2020 at 10:46 am (3 years ago)
Thank you Kathy! Sorry that your life has been so hectic lately—hopefully things calm down for you soon and you can take some time for yourself and your creative spirit. 🙂
And you definitely overestimate me! I’m flying by the seat of my pants as much as anybody else. 😉
tiffinyJune 24, 2020 at 11:57 am (3 years ago)
Oh my gosh Mandee, This is so adorable! Thanks so much for always making such cute free things.
MandeeJune 24, 2020 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)
You are most welcome Tiffiny! I’m so glad you like it. 😊
SusanJune 24, 2020 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)
Another beautiful design! I can not wait until my new granddaughter is old enough to make crafts with, I have pined and saving the project for later. Susan @Craftingafamily.com
MandeeJune 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm (3 years ago)
Thank you Susan! I know, crafting with kiddos is the best!!
LeahJune 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm (3 years ago)
I am beyond excited! We are throwing a dual birthday party for two sisters, will be 4 and 2. They have a lemon stand for drinks and desserts. They have dresses with lemons on it. It is going to be an adorable party and this die cut lemon stand makes the perfect table centerpieces!!!! Thank you sooo much! Love your designs!
MandeeJune 25, 2020 at 10:54 am (3 years ago)
Oh my gosh—how perfect!! That will be super adorable! 😀
vikkiJune 24, 2020 at 7:14 pm (3 years ago)
hi mandee ! love your files all of them are so cute!! such a talented lady- thank you so much x
Much love to you from the UK xx
MandeeJune 25, 2020 at 10:54 am (3 years ago)
Aww, thank you so much Vikki! I’m so glad you like my designs. 😊
JOYCE SELFJuly 1, 2020 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)
I have downloaded you file twice and each time when I unzip this file I do not get an svg file and the others do not provide a cut file and receiving a message that says there is an error. What am I doing wrong or is this a corrupted file? Thanks as I would like to have this pattern!
MandeeJuly 1, 2020 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)
Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the download! Definitely check out my FAQ page for detailed instructions and troubleshooting tips. 🙂
auntie emSeptember 7, 2020 at 2:50 am (3 years ago)
This is just such a cute project. With different colours it could be an apple or veggie stand in the autumn too. Thank you!
MandeeSeptember 8, 2020 at 10:58 am (3 years ago)
Ooo that’s a really good idea!!
kimJuly 21, 2021 at 3:29 am (2 years ago)
it is really creative to do that. i made one and gave them to my mother at sumer break!!!
Brenda CastroSeptember 10, 2021 at 10:24 am (2 years ago)
Esta precioso lo voy hacer gracias :3
SixJune 1, 2022 at 8:29 am (10 months ago)
Omg! I decided to try the lemonade stand and it seems as tho it will come together nicely. I changed it up some from yours or will before im done and as nice as it was i will absolutely send u some money in a few days. Totally worth it!
MandeeJune 1, 2022 at 9:57 am (10 months ago)
Yay! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed making it!! And I love it when people change up my projects and make them their own. 😊
CrystalMarch 7, 2023 at 7:35 pm (2 weeks ago)
Hello, I’m trying to download the lemonade stand file but it will not open. Can you possibly email the file to me. It’s for a cricut
MandeeMarch 13, 2023 at 4:06 pm (1 week ago)
Hi Crystal. Sorry you are having trouble! Check out my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips.