I haven’t been excited about Valentine’s Day since the 4th grade. I would pass out heart-shaped cards to my BFFLs and spend the afternoon eating chocolates wrapped in red and pink wrappers. Nowadays the most excitement I get out of Valentine’s Day comes on February 15th. That’s when Target marks down the price of their candy.
This year I decided to make an effort to have fun with this day of love by crafting my way through it. I took conventional Valentine’s décor and gave them modern and stylish interpretations. The first crafty pieces of décor I created were Cupid’s Arrows. They can be used as table centerpieces and garlands.
To make Cupid’s Arrows you need one sheet of scrapbook paper, paper straws, half a sheet of cardstock and double sided tape (adhesive roller). You will also need scissors, a pencil and a teeny tiny bit of geometry.
Draw a triangle and pentagon on the cardstock. The triangle should have a length and height of two inches. The pentagon should be a two inch square with a triangle measuring two inches long and one inch high sitting on top of it. See the image below for clarity.
Trace two of each shape onto the scrapbook paper and cut them out.
Roll double-sided tape onto the back of one triangle and one pentagon.
Place the paper straw on the back of the triangle and pentagon with the double sided tape. The straw should lie one inch into the triangle and two inches into the pentagon.
Place the remaining triangle and pentagon face up on their corresponding shapes. Press their edges together.
Cut a trapezoid shape away from the end of the arrow (see image).
Cut small slits into the end of the arrow (see image).
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Take 15 minutes today to read, write down, and meditate on this scripture: “We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19