Valentine's Day

Cupid's Arrow Wreath

Love is in the air, and you can let everyone know by embellishing your front door or mantel with a gold and sequined wreath caught by Cupid's arrow.

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Photo by Jeff Romaniuk

Materials Needed:

  • styrofoam wreath (I used a 3/16 x 11 7/8-inch wreath)
  • 40 yards 1/4-inch sequin trim
  • 1/8 x 39-inch wooden dowel
  • high-temperature glue gun and glue stick refills
  • spray paint (I used metallic gold) or acrylic paint
  • scissors
  • utility knife
  • glue stick
  • pen
  • ruler
  • cardstock
  • small wooden letters, for embellishment (optional)
  • glitter, for embellishment (optional)

Create Holes for Arrow

Preheat hot glue gun. Use a pen to mark on the wreath where your "arrow" (the wooden dowel) will enter at the bottom and come through at the top (Image 1). Note: You want the dowel to be at a 45-degree angle. The foam should be soft enough for the dowel to push through without using a tool (Image 2), but if not, you can use a metal skewer to create the holes. Allow more of the dowel to poke through at the top of the wreath than the bottom. Depending on the size of the dowel, use an X-Acto knife or razorblade to cut your "arrow" to size.

Paint Dowel

Remove the dowel from the wreath and spray-paint. Set aside and let dry. Note: When using spray paint, make sure you cover your workspace and are in a well-ventilated area.

Paint Letter Embellishments

For the wooden letter embellishments, apply school glue to the front of each letter and sprinkle glitter on top. Shake off the excess glitter and reapply for an even coating. Set aside and let dry.

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