Today, I’m sharing a brand new Valentine’s Day Project you can make with your cricut or Silhouette. I’m going to show you how to make this super cute mini kissing booth. This is such a cute idea for holding valentine candy and it also makes a great gift. Most of the supplies can be found at Dollar Tree, so it’s also inexpensive to make. This is a fun and easy project and I’m excited to show you how to make your own.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Mini Wood Crate (I found mine here)
- Wood for Sign(I found it at Dollar Tree)
- Straws or Dowels (I found the straws at Dollar Tree)
- Adhesive Vinyl (black and red)
- Transfer Tape
- Weeding Tool & Scraper
- Paint & Brush
- Candy Kisses
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Kissing Booth BA1774 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Kissing Booth BA1774. It will be listed under the Valentine’s Day Category.
STEP 2: CUT AND WEED VINYL DESIGN
Open the design in your software program and resize it to fit on your pieces of wood.
You’ll need to measure the exact width of each piece of wood you’re using and resize the Kissing Booth Design to fit. My wood piece measures about 6″ across, so I resized the design to be about 5.5″ wide.
For the little bunting piece, I resized it to 1″ high and then made 4 copies. If you’re using Design Space, you’ll need to attach the perforation lines to the bunting pieces.
When everything has been sized correctly, you can cut the designs with your Cricut or Silhouette.
You’ll want to cut the black and red designs out of adhesive vinyl and the bunting pieces out of cardstock.
To remove the cardstock from the cutting mat, you’ll want to slightly bend the mat and pull off the cardstock. This should keep the cardstock from curling.
Remove the vinyl from your cutting mat and trim off any unused vinyl.
Weed away the excess vinyl from around the designs.
Use the weeding tool to help remove the excess vinyl from inside the letters and numbers.
Cut a piece of transfer tape and place it sticky side up on your surface. Then place the vinyl on top of the transfer tape and smooth it down.
Rub over the designs firmly with your scraper tool.
Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing and cut the lips apart.
STEP 3: MAKE THE BUNTING BANNER
Now, we’re gonna make the little paper banner. Grab one of the cardstock cutouts and fold it in half along the perforation line.
Open it back up and add a little glue on the inside.
Place a piece of twine along the fold line and then fold it back in half.
Repeat this with the other 4 cutouts.
STEP 4: PAINT THE PIECES FOR THE KISSING BOOTH
Next, we’re gonna work on the pieces for the box. Start by sanding all the wood pieces.
I’m using a plastic straw to hold up the sign and I sanded that a bit so the paint will stick better. You can also use a wooden dowel instead of a straw.
Once you’re done sanding, you can paint everything white. You’ll probably need to do 2-3 coats. After the paint has had plenty of time to dry, check the pieces to make sure they are smooth. If not, you can lightly sand with high grit sandpaper.
STEP 5: APPLY THE VINYL DESIGN
Now, it’s time to apply the vinyl design. Remove the vinyl backing from the black vinyl.
Position the design on the little wood piece. Adjust it so it’s straight and centered.
Then, use a scraper and rub over the entire design to press it onto the wood.
Carefully pull off the transfer tape.
Repeat these steps with the red vinyl.
STEP 5: ASSEMBLE THE KISSING BOOTH
Cut the straw so you have 2 6″ pieces. Then, place the pieces inside the crate and glue them into the back two corners.
Add some glue to the tops of the straws and glue on the little wood sign.
Place the little paper banner on the front of the box.
Adjust the spacing between the pieces so it’s even.
Then tie a knot at each end and trim off any excess.
Attach the banner to the box with some glue.
Finally, fill the box with some candy kisses,
and this project is finished.
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library