DIY Lea Clark’s Fruit Stand

Posted on Jan 4 2016 – 6:19pm
by Rudy

DIY Lea Clark’s Fruit Stand

Once we brought Lea’s collection home we immediately knew that the fruit stand had to be replicated!  This is such fun piece so we are very happy to share the measurements and plans we made to replicate it. I hope this helps those of you who are out of the country and can’t order AG at a reasonable price and those of you who love to build your own at a fraction of the cost. Crazy enough we used MDF from our scrap pile!  The only thing we had to go purchase for this was the canvas roll ($3.50ish Michaels), the salmon and lemon lime paint ($6 Home Depot) and the four drawer pulls ($8 Home Depot).  Everything else we had on hand.  We can’t wait to see your versions and the changes you make or add!  Please hashtag us so we can find you! Also, come back soon because we plan on making a lot of goodies for the fruit stand! #agi #americangirlideas #justcraftit

The video has a lot of extra photos in it.  Enjoy!

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DIY Lea Clark’s Fruit Stand ~ Foam Board

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Cut List: DIY Lea’s Fruit Stand Step by Step Instruction

Fruit Stand

1 – 3/4” @ 22” x 10 1/8” – Side with Window

1 – 3/4” @ 22” x 9 1/2” – Side without Window

1 – 3/4” @ 8 1/2” x 3” – Table Support

1 – 3/4” @ 7 1/8” x 4 3/4” – Table Top – Follow Diagram

1 – 3/4” @ 10 3/4” x 8” – Counter Top – Follow Diagram

Upper Storage Shelf

1 – 1/4” @ 5” x 2 1/2” – Back of Upper Storage Shelf

2 – 1/4” @ 2 1/2” x 2” – Sides of Upper Storage Shelf – Follow Diagram

1 – 1/4” @ 5” x 1 1/2” – Bottom of Upper Storage Shelf

1 – 1/4” @ 5” x 1” – Front of Upper Storage Shelf

Front Fruit Display

2 – 1/4” @ 2 1/2” x 2 3/8” – Sides of Front Fruit Display – Follow Diagram

1 – 1/4” @ 6 3/4” x 2 1/4” – Back of Front Fruit Display

1 – 1/4” @ 6 3/4” x 2 1/8” – Bottom of Front Fruit Display

1 – 1/4” @ 6 3/4” x 3/4” – Front of Front Fruit Display

2 – 1/4” @ 2 1/4” x 1 7/8” – Dividers of Front Fruit Display – Follow Diagram

Lower Storage

2 – 1/4” @ 2 5/8” x 2 1/2” – Sides of Lower Storage

1 – 1/4” @ 7” x 2 1/4” – Back of Lower Storage

1 – 1/4” @ 7” x 2 3/8” – Bottom of Lower Storage

1 – 1/2” @ 7 3/4” x 3” – Top of Lower Storage

Window Doors

2 – 1/2” @ 8 3/8” x 3 1/2” – Window Doors


Fruit Stand

Step 1:

Cut the window out and use the measurements below.

Step 2:

Attach the two fruit stand pieces together.  Use wood glue and nail in place.

Step 3:

Attach the table support to the fruit stand wall.

Step 4:

Attach the table top to the support and wall.

Step 5:

Attach the counter top.

Upper Storage Shelf

Step 6:

Attach the back and bottom of the upper storage shelf together.

Step 7:

Add the two sides.

Step 8:

Add the front.

Step 9:

Attach the upper shelf to the inside wall of the fruit stand.  Use the measurements below for placement.

Front Fruit Display

Step 10:

Attach the back and bottom of the fruit display together. Then add the outer sides.

Step 11:

Attach the dividers into place.

Step 12:

Attach the fruit display to the outside wall of the fruit stand underneath the window.

Lower Storage

Step 13:

Attach the back and sides of the lower shelf together.

Step 14:

Add the top and bottom.

Step 15:

Attach the lower shelf to the inside wall of the fruit stand underneath the window.

Step 16:

Attach the window doors.  I used piano hinges from Home Depot.  Depending on how your hinges sit, you may need to trim the doors slightly so they close.

Step 17:

Attach the draw pulls for awning.  I rubbed chalk on the handles and then marked the spot where they need to be screwed in.  This helped me know where to pre-drill the hole.

For the pamphlet box I used a tic tac container and painted it yellow with finger nail polish. 

For the awning I used this canvas fabric that came in a roll from Michaels and Puffy Paint.  I didn’t have the salmon color  on hand so I substituted the blue. Also, I just wrapped these around the drawer pulls and hot glued the ends to the back of the canvas.

Here is the paint color I used besides the sea foam green/teal color.  That I already had on hand and it was a mis-tint so i don’t know the exact name of it.  Both are Glidden.  Pink Salmon and Lemon Lime Fizz.  They are not an exact match, but pretty darn close!

The printables are available at the top of the post.  I just printed on regular paper and Mod Podged them into place.  The best way to do this is brush on the Mod Podge directly on the surface first in thin layers.  Then, place the printable on top, smoothing it out quickly to remove any bubbles/bumps. Once it is completely dry on the bottom, then apply another thin layer on top.  Seriously, it will look just like AG’s! 

I found some really cute (heavy) hooks at Hobby Lobby that I wanted to use, but because I used MDF and not a wood, I decided to go with the simple cup hooks. 

DIY Lea Clark’s Fruit Stand was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

65 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jojo
    April 25, 2016 at 9:49 am –

    i had trouble with the printable it cheeped leading me to a different website can you help me please!!!!!!!

  2. Susan
    January 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm –

    Hi, Rudy! Love all that you do!! Will you have plans for Lea’s Rainforest Hut? Thanks!!

  3. Becky Redford
    January 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm –

    I made bannnas and other fruits for the fruit stand

  4. Tracy
    January 16, 2016 at 10:13 am –

    Can you separate the “make a Difference” turtle poster so that it prints on another page?

  5. Becky Redford
    January 12, 2016 at 3:19 pm –

    could you make her rain forerst house and the only available thing i would have for that would be foam board so since it is a bigger thing out of foam board to hold together you could use either E6000 or hot glue ?

  6. Olivia Wilson
    January 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm –

    What could I substitute for the Tic-Tac container? Maybe just build one out of recycled paperboard?? That’s what I’m thinkin’?

  7. Sophie T
    January 10, 2016 at 10:51 am –

    This is such an impressive piece! I’m wowed! I hope you share a tutorial for the foam board version (more doable around here!). You are very talented, and so generous to share your tutorials!

    • Rudy
      January 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm –

      It’s coming out very soon!

  8. Tara NePalmer
    January 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm –

    Please make the blender and her other accessories!

  9. Tara NePalmer
    January 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm –

    I am going to ask my Grandpa to build this for me! and out of wood so no foam board needed!

  10. Yulonda
    January 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm –

    Very cute fruit stand! Please post the foam board version for those of us who do not have access to wood tools.

  11. Kristie
    January 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm –

    I am excited to try my hand at making the fruit stand! Since I don’t own a jigsaw, I am very interested in a foam board version.

  12. Kristie
    January 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm –

    I am excited to try my hand at making the fruit stand!

  13. Cherice H
    January 8, 2016 at 6:35 am –

    Looks amazing!!!!! Thank you ?

  14. janiece varela
    January 7, 2016 at 10:02 am –

    want the template to fruti stand to cute thanks janiece

  15. k8yk8yk8y
    January 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm –

    Please add me to the long list of requests for a foam core version.

    If you could explain in a post at some point how to convert things from wood to foam core, that would also be great, if it is at all possible.

    I love the Grace building, but have no access to wood tools etc, if there is a way to do it in foamier or really sturdy cardboard, (there are some cardboards out there that are nearly as sturdy as wood!) I would love to know how.

    Thanks so much for making it possible to facilitate AG doll play on a shoestring. Very grateful for all the time and effort you put in to these amazing projects. Bless You!

  16. Ashley L
    January 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm –

    I love this! My daughter is getting Lea for her Birthday in a week and I know that she’d love to have this too!!!!

  17. Gina Griffin
    January 6, 2016 at 3:44 pm –

    Great work!!! love your CAD drawings. Please don’t use foam board on lea’s rainforest house. I just bought the bamboo at home depot (garden area) for her house. I bought two sizes. I will use clear varnish to keep them from fading. Can’t wait for your drawings. Thank you

  18. Rebecca
    January 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm –

    Could you make the drinks and tamales?

  19. Maria S.
    January 6, 2016 at 11:02 am –

    I will tell my dad about this right away lol

  20. Linda Reynolds
    January 6, 2016 at 7:16 am –

    Hi Rudy. This question is about the contest for the Lea doll. I had 3 entries yesterday and left another comment today for another chance, but the entry place still only shows 3 entries. Any idea what I am doing wrong? I am computer challenged.

  21. ginnie22
    January 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm –

    This is incredible! I love it! I think I will have to try my hand at this one. My daughter adores all of Lea’s collection, but the fruit stand is definitely her favourite. Plus it has a complementary colour scheme that will go with the diner and the bakery that we made. That beautiful sea foam green seems to be a popular colour! Thanks so much for the paint colour names! This will save me from standing in the paint aisle for an hour like I did last time. ?

  22. Cathy
    January 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm –

    You did an amazing job. A foam board version would be really nice and also a blender. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  23. Joanne
    January 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm –

    I would love to see this made from foam board.

  24. bon voyage!
    January 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm –

    So cool!!!!!!!! Amazing job Rudy I love it I would love to get love Leas collection! Thank you so much I can only check your blog fir 3 weeks I’ve had strep pink eye (both eyes) and my allergies have been acting up :(. I would love to get Lea as a ” get better present” lol again thanks so much! I love your blog your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you again thank you!

  25. Tracy
    January 5, 2016 at 5:26 pm –

    I would love to see this done with foam board.

  26. caroline
    January 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm –

    I LOVE your ideas

  27. Danita harrison
    January 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm –

    Could u plz do a foam board in this

  28. buzzy
    January 5, 2016 at 1:41 pm –


  29. Jacsan
    January 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm –

    You are a genius!!!!!!! This is definitely in another level.

  30. Jessie Goodwin
    January 5, 2016 at 11:58 am –

    Thank you for doing this! Pls make the foam board version! Can’t wait to check it out, if you do! <3

  31. Julia H
    January 5, 2016 at 11:49 am –

    So cute!! can you make a foam board version and make the food?That would be so cute!I love your ideas,Thanks!

  32. Vicki
    January 5, 2016 at 10:04 am –

    I love the fruit stand.It’s one of my favorites.Could you make a pineapple for it.I’s love a whole pineapple to set n the counter or in one of containers.

  33. Esther
    January 5, 2016 at 9:31 am –

    Love it! Please make it out of foam board.

  34. Latonya
    January 5, 2016 at 7:33 am –

    This is amazing!!!! Rudy you did a great job on the replica!!! I’m not sure if I’m going to use yellow but it’s totally up to the girls. Carambola(star shaped fruit), watermelon, and pineapples would be good fruit additions to the stand! Also umbrella straws would be cute for the smoothies!

  35. samanthadolls
    January 5, 2016 at 7:09 am –

    This looks amazing! But can you please do a tutorial out of poster board? I would REALLY like that! ?

  36. Arianna
    January 5, 2016 at 6:41 am –

    PLEASE make a foam board version! and all the snacks! and i am going to add little dowels to make the awning stick out

  37. Barbara
    January 5, 2016 at 6:37 am –

    I would love to have a foam version of plans. I made the patisserie bakery out of the foam board since I don’t have use of any saws. Thank you so much for sharing. You do such great work and I have used your ideas in the past.

  38. Kaitlyn Harms
    January 5, 2016 at 6:15 am –

    WOW! Thant looks AMAZING!!!! I would LOVE for you to make some water melon, pineapple and bananas! Thanks!


  39. Flo
    January 5, 2016 at 5:46 am –

    Fantastic! What I like about this project is not only is it great as is but lots of good ideas that could be applied to other craft projects. You’ve got the wheels turning in my mind! Thanks Rudy!

  40. sharon
    January 5, 2016 at 5:38 am –

    You do such a fabulous job!!!! It is so nice to have a great alternative to buying an expensive piece. Sometimes it is fun to craft it yourself!!! Thank you so much Sharon

  41. Linda Reynolds
    January 5, 2016 at 5:29 am –

    That is supposed to be soo not cookbook. This kindle has a mind of it’s own! It changes words on it’s own.

    • Rudy
      January 5, 2016 at 9:10 am –

      Hahaha, it happens to me all the time!

  42. Linda Reynolds
    January 5, 2016 at 5:24 am –

    This is cookbook wonderful just like all your crafts. Yes, Please make one of foam Board! Thank you so much!

  43. MIA
    January 5, 2016 at 4:25 am –

    This is so cool! I requested this so its super exiting… Me and my dad are going to try and find time to make this together! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Steph
    January 5, 2016 at 4:00 am –

    Can you please do a foam board version? My daughter is 8 and this would be much more manageable for her. Thanks! Love your ideas!!

  45. Adriana
    January 5, 2016 at 3:56 am –

    You are amazing!! Where did you buy board?

  46. jennifer
    January 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm –

    If you made printable labels for fruit juice and coconut juice you could use the candy that comes in the soda cans. they are a little bit big for drinks but they might be good as the larger can to make the smoothies?

  47. Loretta
    January 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm –

    That is amazing. I can’t build anything out of wood, so I’d be interested in a foam board version. TIA!

  48. jennifer
    January 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm –

    I would love a printable of just menus so I can make more without reprinting everything;) As always stellar project. I think I am going to try and use the two walmart snack stands we have… Its hard to be sensible when you have amazing plans

    • Rudy
      January 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm –

      I can make that happen! The AG one only comes with one menu, that’s why I didn’t do a full sheet. But I like having an option with just menus too for people aren’t using the rest!

  49. Jessica(Mrs J)
    January 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm –

    Wow! It looks amazing! I’m hoping to get started on this tomorrow! Thank you for putting this together for all of us.

  50. Natalie B.
    January 4, 2016 at 8:35 pm –

    Please do a foam board version i just love it

  51. Olivia Wilson
    January 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm –

    Ok, I have one word to describe how awesome this is : THATISSOAMAZEBALLS! (Yes, I am counting that as 1 word??)You literally made my day better! I have had a cold for a couple days, so I haven’t been feeling too great. BUT THIS MADE ME SOOOOOOOOOOO H A P P Y !!!!!! I like yours more than the AG one!!!! You did so good! My dad likes Lea’s Fruit Stand too, so maybe he will help me build this!!!! I can do the crafting part;)

    I absolutely loooooove Lea (so much that I am selling a doll so I can buy her) and I think you should make the Blender, Acai Bowls, and maybe some fruit? A gallon of milk to put in the smoothies?

  52. Sabrina Renshaw
    January 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm –

    Very cute! You do a great job of crafting!

  53. hailey
    January 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm –

    you should make food for the fruit stand and make a foam board one and you should make a mini one for the mini dolls.

  54. Julia M. H.
    January 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm –

    And make all of her food and accessories!

  55. Julia M. H.
    January 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm –

    Yes! Please to one with foam board!

  56. Jessica B.
    January 4, 2016 at 6:53 pm –

    That looks amazing!

  57. Alexis
    January 4, 2016 at 6:36 pm –

    So cute I wish I was that crafty

  58. Julia
    January 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm –