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Cupid's Arrow Wreath
This wreath designed by nestofposies.com just is a cinch to make, just in time for Valentine's Day. The sweetly sophisticated color scheme is one of the designer's favorites – in her own words:
"I don't ever want to fool you all. My life isn't full of pink, glitter and gold. It's more like glittered dust bunnies, dated gold light switches from the 80's and white socks that are now tinted pink because I have zero laundry skills. But just to be clear…I love a pink sequins and gold combo. It has to be one of my favorites."
- Simplicity stretch sequin trim in the color of your choice – we used 4 yards of pink #1866305061
- 12" Styrofoam heart wreath
- Wooden dowel (cut to extend slightly for the arrow)
- Drill & large drill bit
- Marking pen
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Scrap paper
- Metallic gold craft paint
- Small paint brush
- 3-4 Feathers
- Gold glitter
- Number stickers or appliques for the "14" (optional)
- Find a drill bit that is almost the same width as the circumference of your wooden dowel. Make a mark directly on the wreath form with a pen where you want your wooden dowel for the arrow to be placed. Drill the 2 holes needed for your wooden dowel to pass through the wreath form as shown in the photo.
- Cut the point of the arrow and the arrow nock from cardboard using scissors. Paint the wooden dowel, arrow point, nock and feathers with the gold metallic paint. Allow to dry. If you want to add glitter to the feathers, lightly sprinkle the glitter onto the feather before the paint dries. Allow to dry overnight.
- Wrap the heart wreath form with the sequin trim. Every so often run a strand of hot glue on the wreath form to keep the sequin trim in place.
- Once you are done wrapping the wreath form, carefully insert the painted wooden dowel into the wreath form, in between strands of sequins and using the holes you had previously drilled. Be careful not to rip the trim as you insert the dowel.
- When the dowel is in place, hot glue the arrow point and nock to the wooden dowel ends as shown in the photo. Allow a few minutes for the hot glue to dry.
- Cut a strip of paper to make a paper medallion.
- On a separate piece of paper (can be a contrasting color) cut a circle and attach the number "14" stickers or appliques; if using appliques use hot glue to apply. Glue the small circle with the number "14" on top of the paper medallion.
- Cluster the gold feathers together and glue to the back of the medallion. Attach the feather and paper medallion cluster to the sequin heart wreath form and your Cupid's Arrow Wreath is complete!
Instead of using a heart wreath form, you can always use a basic circular wreath form and use red sequin trim for either a Valentine's Day or Christmas wreath. Use a cluster of fabric rosettes as another decorative option in place of the feather and paper medallion.