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DIY Snack Station / DIY Produce Stand / DIY Display Stand

February 20, 2017

This DIY snack station idea can make your life less complicated especially if you have school going kids. The LUNCH PREPARATION will become super easy!

Pre-packaged snacks are easy, but not always the healthiest or most cost-effective solution. Check out how you can make snack stations.

As the kids get ready to head back to school, it’s time to start thinking about packing school lunches. With several school-aged kids at home, school lunch preparation can be a very time-consuming part of the morning. As the kids have gotten older, I’ve tried to get them more involved in packing their own lunches. However, when I let the kids take, over I worry that they might not pack the most nutritious lunches (I’m sure there are kids other than just my own who have tried to escape to school with a lunch box filled with cookies and three different types of crackers).

I encourage the kids to choose a variety of items (ie, a fruit, a dairy item, a cracker and a sweet treat, if desired). Not only is the morning routine moving along more smoothly, but the kids are eating a better lunch. It’s a win-win situation for the whole family!

DIY Snack Station – you will need:

  • 1×4 wood or 3/4″ MDF cut to 3 1/2″ strips
  • 2×4 wood
  • 1 x10 wood or 3/4″ MDF cut to 9″ by 19″
  • mitre saw
  • random-orbit sander and sandpaper at 60, 120 and 180 grit
  • wood glue
  • wood filler (optional)
  • speed square
  • level
  • 2″ wood screws
  • 2 1/2″ wood screws
  • 1 1/2″ finishing nails (and hammer)
  • paint (tester pot is sufficient) or stain if using wood


  • 6 pieces (3/4″ MDF or 1×4″) cut to 19″ long
  • 6 pieces cut to 10 1/2″ long
  • For the base you’ll need 3 pieces at 9″ by 19″

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