Kisses!!! Who wouldn’t want to line up for that face? Although, I may be a bit biased. This is one of those, throw together before the house wakes up, projects. I purchased all of my “building” materials from Joann and my tools I already had.
Let’s Build a Booth
What you’ll need:
- The largest wooden crate at Joann (or wherever you can find one). Mine just happened to be white already, step saved. Go me!!
- (2) 1 x 36 wood dowels
- (1) piece of basswood @ 1/8″ x 4″ x 24″
- Drill (for pilot holes in the crate)
- Staple gun OR wire nails and a hammer for affixing the sign to the stand
- Paint and brushes
- Cardstock or felt for hearts
- Twine, yarn or string
- Mason jar for money earned
- Slotted inserts for jars
- Level (if you want to get technical about it)
Mine is not at all professional (the backside is left unpainted). This was a quick prop that I just wanted to make. If I were to do it again I’d use a little more color, otherwise, I’d do everything the same. You take your crate and have the opening facing you. Place your dowels vertically in between the 2nd and 3rd horizontal slats on the top. This will give you a line to work with for your pilot holes. I drilled 2 holes per side (my 12-year-old held them still).
After you get your dowels on, you should add your sign. You can paint your sign and the lettering before putting it on, or just do it all at the end. I went the route of stapling my sign to the dowels with my staple gun. It holds really well and I didn’t have to worry about the nails not going in straight. Then my daughters weighed in about design. I was not allowed to paint the sign, it was to be left natural…so the sign is natural. They also wanted the lettering to look juvenile, so it’s not neat on purpose.
Pucker Up Baby!
Now that the “technical” part of your job is done (go ahead and wipe the sweat from your brow), let’s decorate. Find or make a template for your hearts. Google printable heart template and pick the one you like best. Cut them all out, punch holes and use twine, yarn, or any string you’d like to make a garland. I find it works best for me to start with whichever heart will be on the end. I loop my twine from front to back and out the front again. Continue that way until you have all of your hearts strung. You can use tacks, tape, or simply tie the ends on as I did.
Decide on a price for your services and get your lip gloss ready! **I tried to have “kisses” on his face, but a 9-month-old is not the best at sitting still. I think all of the lips are on our shirts. Have fun and share your pictures!
P.S. I know there are a million other similar posts. This is what worked for me. Hope you like it. 🙂