Published on February 12th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain2
Cupid’s Arrow Valentine
Good morning! Today is a big day for me, it’s my birthday and I am turning one of those landmark ages where I cannot believe I’ve hit it. But it’s O.K., I may be a certain age, but I still feel young at heart. And, speaking of young at heart, how about today’s Valentine? An arrow shot through the heart. Well, sort of. I’m seeing and hearing a lot about candy gifts at school, so I thought I’d share an adorable handmade Cupid’s Arrow Valentine that is candy free, and sure to please the kids.
Just a couple glue dots, some cardstock and glitter paper and you’re on your way to creating these easy and fast Valentines. You might mention to me that I use a lot of word strips on my crafts. Honestly, I love adding banners, but it’s also because it’s easy. I just type up a few words in Word, color them, and print them out. Then all I have to do is use my paper trimmer and cut them out in straight pieces to add to projects. I’m all about the cute, but I’m just as much about the easy.
First thing I did was to use Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Font and Basic Shapes to size hearts. One was 1 inch wide, the second was 3 inches wide. I also cut out squares as well. I did this for ease, because I wanted them cut quickly, but it wouldn’t take that much more time to cut them by hand. I also added two small circles .25 inch wide.
You’ll need your cutouts, a pencil, and word strip.
Insert the pencil through the holes in the heart.
Then, glue together two hearts and adhere the hearts to the end of the pencil with a glue dot.
For the other end of the arrow, take your square and fold it gently in half, then cut off from both sides like this. a parallelogram.
When you unfold it it will look like this. of course, you can add some feather cuts, but I kept it simple.
To finish off the arrows, I added a little twine around the pencil, and a red button.
Here is what the back of the arrow looks like.