I have a super cute Valentine’s Day project to share with you…and I’m really excited about this one! Today I’m sharing how to make a cupid bow and arrow set with a quiver to hold them in. All the supplies you need to complete this project can be found around the house or at your local Dollar store. Get ready to draw back your bow because these Cupid’s Arrow Valentines are sure to have your heart.
I wanted to create some cute Valentines for my son to share with his classmates but didn’t want to spend half the day making them. Let’s face it making 18 of anything can take awhile…but not this time! This project was pretty quick and easy and can be made with items from the dollar store and around the house.
I’m going to split the Cupid’s Arrow Valentines into 3 mini tutorials for easy reference. Let’s start with the most important part…the arrows!
How to Make Cupid’s Arrows
Your little Cupid will be delighted to pass out these darling arrows in lieu of cards come Valentines day. When my little guy saw them he asked “Where’s my bow?” So naturally I HAD to make a bow…but let’s not get ahead of ourselves
- Glow Sticks (Dollar Store or Target Dollar Bin)
- Conversation Heart or other Foam Heart Stickers
- Washi Tape
- Hot Glue
*I found my Conversation Heart Stickers on Clearance at Michael’s last year in a big ol’ bucket for a few bucks! Now is a perfect time to grab them as they will be on sale…you’re sure to have plenty leftover for next year.
STEP 1: Wrap both ends of Glow Stick with Washi Tape (approx. 2 in) *Take care not to snap or crack the Glow Stick prematurely.
STEP 2: Lay one end of Glow Stick on top of foam conversation heart sticker. Cover with matching sticker and press to seal.
When you’re done the tips of your Cupid’s Arrows should look like this.
STEP 3: Hot Glue White Feathers to Foam Heart. Trim Feathers if needed.
STEP 4: Attach Feathered heart to opposite end of Glow Stick with Hot Glue.
How to Make a Cupid Bow
Now that you’ve made a bunch of arrows for your little Cupid He or She will probably want a Bow (just like mice and cookies).
- Plastic Hanger
- Fun Foam
- Gold Spray Paint
- Hot Glue
STEP 1: Cut off Top and Bottom (if there is a bottom) of hanger. *You will need pretty strong scissors for this (I use Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors…they cut ANYTHING)
STEP 2: Wrap one end of the elastic around one end of hanger and secure with Hot Glue. Pull taught and repeat on other end.
STEP 3: Cut a piece of Fun Foam large enough to wrap around the top of your hanger. Attach with Hot Glue.
When you are done your “Bow” Should look something like this.
STEP 4: Spray paint Cupids Bow gold or silver.
How to Make a Cupid’s Arrow Quiver
Now that just sounds silly…
Until today I was calling this an “Arrow Holder” but after googling “Arrow Holder” I discovered the proper term is “Quiver”. A proper Cupid must have a Quiver to HOLD his arrows now doesn’t he…or she?
- Pringles Can
- Valentine Scrapbook Paper (Dollar bin at Target)
- Mod Podge
- Foam Hearts
- Hot Glue
STEP 1: Lay the Pringles can on top of scrap book paper and mark where you will need to trim.
STEP 2: Cover the Pringles can with Mod Podge and roll the paper around it.
STEP 3: Smooth out wrinkles with Mod Podge Scraper or Credit Card. *TIP- If you have really tough wrinkles you can “iron” them out with a heat tool or hair dryer.
STEP 4: Add a strap to your quiver by hot gluing wide Ribbon onto the Pringles can. Cover the edges of the can by hot gluing tinsel ribbon or any thin ribbon you have on hand.
STEP 5: Cover the seam with Foam hearts. Feel free to embellish the front of the quiver with hearts as well.
So there you have it! Cupid is ready for action! We’ve got Cupid’s Arrows of love, a quiver to hold them and a bow to draw back and “let arrows flow straight to lovers hearts!” C’mon ya Gotta love Sam Cooke! I hope you are as love-struck by these Cupid Arrows as I am!
Have a LOVE-ly day!