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Remember when we were kids? Valentine’s Day was so much fun. Passing out candy & cards. My kids are homeschooled & older now so those days are behind us. However I have heard that the thing to do now is create a Valentine Box that the kids can use to collect their Valentine Cards. So I decided to re-purpose a simple item into this Cupid’s Valentine Card Holder that is perfect for holding all those cards & candy gifts. So let’s get creating for Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts.
This is super simple to make with just a couple items. Let me show you how I did it.
I started with some paints, Mod Podge & a tube leftover from some chips. I was going to paint the tube but then found some marbled paper in an old scrapbook kit that I decided to use with Mod Podge instead.
I first coated the tube with Mod Podge & adheared the paper to it around the tube.
Next I gave the tube another coat of Mod Podge over the paper to seal it down.
I added some sparkly foam heart stickers all over – just for fun & added decoration once it dried.
I also used my Xacto knife to cut the slit in the top for the Valentines & a smaller hole for an arrow.
Then I created my arrows with some paper straws, heart shaped foam stickers & some paper.
I placed 2 foam stickers back to back -upside down on the straw to make the arrow point.
Then I used paper & cut my flags for the other end & used more Mod Podge to adhere them to the straws.
It’s easiest to place something heavy on the flags to hold them in place until they dry.
Then I stuck one in the lid – in that little slot I showed you before.
The other two are criss-crossed & tied with string to hold them in that formation. I used raffia for this & then wrapped it around the tube.
You can see here how the Valentines fit right on in there.
The final part – I poked holes in the top & bottom, poked a string through & tied a knot to secure inside on both ends to create a strap. This way it truly looks like a Cupid’s Arrow holder – perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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