Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
27
JAN
2012

Cupid’s arrow Valentines

by: Jo

Cupid’s arrow Valentines
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Little Jo needs Valentines for her classroom exchange. This year, since I was feeling a little mom guilt from working a bit too much recently, I decided we would spend some quality time together making them rather than just picking some up at the store. The supplies for the design we came up with are really simple and the construction was even easier!

I went to Michael’s and got some 6 inch lollipop sticks and sticker foam hearts to make really cute cupid’s arrows. For the point of the arrow, we started by taking one medium-sized heart and peel the backing away. Then we attached the lollipop stick in the middle. Finally, we peeled the back off another heart and use it to sandwich the lollipop stick. What an easy and cute arrow point!

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Now, we decorated the feathery end of the arrow. To do this, we layered progressively smaller hearts together. I found that three layers was just right.

Cupid's arrow ValentinesCupid's arrow Valentines

Just as before, we attached the hearts to the stick by removing the backing from all the layers, centering the lollipop stick, and adding another three hearts to create sandwich around the stick. The arrow is almost finished!

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Little Jo’s favorite part was decorating the arrows. First, we used Americana Writers paint to add some embellishments to the feather end. Then, I had Little Jo draw a Valentine for her friends. McGeeky scanned it in and printed four to a regular sheet of paper.

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I folded the printed Valentine in half and wrapped it around the middle of the stick. I secured it by tying it in place with coordinating ribbon. They came out so cute!

Cupid's arrow Valentines

Cupid's arrow Valentine

They even fit into a legal size envelope, which makes them so much easier to deliver!

Cupid's arrow Valentines

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2 comments so far:

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    PatGLex 02/01/2012 at 9:17 am

    These are SO cool — and so simple! (I always look at those packs of adhesive foamie shapes and try to think of things to do with them….but I never get any great ideas, like this one!) I might be able to piggyback on this for something else entirely different. Thanks for the ideas!

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    Doris Conley 02/11/2012 at 9:19 am

    I teach Sunday School at Hartland Missionary Methodist Church in Morganton, NC. My kids will love making these valentine gifts for their friends. Thanks so much for sharing your crafty ideas.
    Doris Conley

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