A while back, I found this project on Pinterest:
Originally I wanted to make this to hang in your nursery. Then, I decided it would be a cute decoration for Kim and Tommy’s photo booth.
Tommy said he was embarrassed that Kim pilfered all those samples.
For this project, all you need are paint chips in your preferred color and a heart punch. Mine cost $10 from Michael’s. Your tía was going to buy it since it was her project, but I paid since I wanted to keep it for you Update: The punch broke after two more uses. Boo heart punch from Michael’s.
Then, choose the colors you like and punch, punch, punch…
Once we finished this part, we went to Michael’s to get the rest of our supplies: one sheet each of orange and fuchsia foam, large needles, and some embroidery floss. I think we spent $5.
Instead of a sign that says “Photobooth” Kim wanted something cuter so we decided on “Say Cheese.” I planned out what I wanted the letters to look like.
Then I planned out how much foam I’d need for each letter – I didn’t want to run out. I cut up the foam and labeled each piece with the letter that was supposed to be cut from it.
Then, I simply started cutting. I cut the big letters first – S and C. Then came the lowercase letters.
After 25 minutes, I had this:
Then, I added the little hearts in complementary colors:
After threading the letters together… ta-da! It was tricky getting the letters to stay flat but after re-threading and turning the C upside down, it turned out lovely.
By the way, this is the night before tía Kim leaves for Hawaii tomorrow morning – 11:30 pm to be exact. Last minute much?