So, I might have gone a little too far. Like any little boy, Brooksie is OB-sessed with the idea of a bow and arrow. So, why not add a little love to it and make him his own? The ending project resulted in my own little Cupid! I know, I know. Give it a couple more years and this little one will NOT be cooperating in his momma’s antics—but for right now, he’s game!
For the construction of the bow & arrow, I didn’t actually pick up wood working overnight. I bought online and decorated. The only part that can be easily constructed is the arrows themselves, which we made into hearts—like the real Cupid!
- Carefully remove the children’s bow and arrow and remove any decorations that you do not like. I used an Exacto knife.
- Remove strap and string from quiver.
- Cover both bow and quiver with the Red Fusion Spray paint, multiple coats to achieve nice surface allowing to dry between coats.
- Cut dowels into 12-14 inch lengths and spray with the Pink Fusion Spray paint.
- Cut small slit into one end of dowel.
- Glue Glitter Hearts back to back and insert into the slit at end of dowel.
- Attach a foam heart to be the arrow other end of each dowel.
- Once bow is dry, decorate with any stickers you like and add cute cording for the string.
- For the quiver, also decorate as desired, I added the Glitter Transfer sheets by spraying with adhesive spray to attach at the top and bottom and then hot glued on the Glitter hearts and polka dots.
- Attach a ribbon to be the strap on quiver.
- Find your perfect Cupid to send out his arrows of love!
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