Valentine’s may be over but don’t let that stop you from keeping the love in the air!
This cupid arrow vase decoration is so super quick and fun to make. Aside from a bit of loved up decor next Valentine’s, they’d be a pretty cute gift for a loved one anytime, and perfect for tables at wedding or engagement parties. The idea would also work well as mini arrows on cocktail glasses too! Ohh and you could string up some extra arrows as a garland…. Right. Somebody needs to throw a Valentine’s party with me…
- Balsa wood sticks (got mine from Bunnings)
- Card stock & paper
- Hot glue gun
- Watercolour paints & paintbrush
- Stanley knife/scalpel
- Twine or leather cord
- Glass jar or vase
Fun part first – get out some watercolour paints and play around with a pattern in mixed colours. I like to dab a different colour in the middle of a dot while it’s still wet so it makes a really cool mixed effect. I definitely recommend painting watercolour paint onto a thicker paper stock. You can pick up cheap watercolour pads at every craft or department store and they’re usually around 180gsm or 300gsm.
When your watercolour is dry, cut this and some other coloured card into feather shapes. Snip some cuts into the sides to give them some texture.
Also cut two identical triangles for your arrow tip, and a big heart shape for the front of your vase.
Cut some basla wood sticks about 2/5 of the way along.
Tape the feathers to the longer piece and attach your triangles to the shorter piece of wood.
I used the hot glue gun to close the arrow around the sides. (you could just use the hot glue gun for all and forget the tape if you like)
Give your feathers a tribal feel with some wrapped twine or leather cord
Now just glue your sticks to a glass jar with a hot glue gun and attach your heart to the front!
Pretty darn cute, right?
What else can I attach some cupid arrows to?!
Stay tuned, later this week I’m sharing a special DIY silhouette art tutorial from one of my lovely contributors – you’re going to love it.