2 Arrow themed Valentine mailboxes

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Traditional Valentine’s Day mailboxes
With arrows and hearts.

Two versions of this classic Valentine’s Day theme: a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day mailbox with an arrow shot through the lid and a quiver with two arrows affixed to the outside of it.

Supply List for Stock Through the Heart:
  • Pre-purchased Valentine’s Day box with lid
  • Scrapbook paper with arrow print
  • Wooden skewer or toothpicks
  • Red paper for the arrowhead and red and white paper for the “feathers”
  • white school glue
  • mod podge

Step by step instructions:

  1. Unfold the small heart box with its lid on the arrow-themed scrap booking paper.
  2. Then he cut the wooden skewer so that it would have two ends, one with an arrowhead and the other with the tail feathers.
  3. The arrow is affixed with half on one side of the cover and the other half on the opposite side of the cover. The arrow should look as if it is piercing the heart-shaped cap. Glue each half firmly in place.
  4. Cut an arrowhead out of red paper and stick it to one end of a toothpick.
  5. Cut a ruffle out of the same paper and stick it in a spiral pattern to the opposite end of the arrow. (see pictures below).
  6. Paint the exposed wood if desired.

Little Verse for Valentine’s Day Arrows

“Oh! My sweet Valentine,
arrow through,
Is this beautiful Valentine’s Day
come from you? “

Little Valentine
Written by Charlotte F

i’m a little valentine,
I said, and you hear my story,
My little maid with the bright eye
And flushed cheeks are very rosy red.

I am adorned with membranous gold lace,
With white doves and golden hearts,
And Cupid with his charming face
holding a quiver full of arrows.

With the other sweethearts you’ve made,
And many a time suppressing a sigh,
And I felt the secret pains of envy,
For some they were fairer than me.

Once a cheerful little boy
bought me, love me better;
And oh, it made my heart so happy
To be preferred over the rest!

He left me here for you today,
And this very bell has rung,
And at this moment he runs away,
And he hurries to his home, Bill Mill.

to you, dear maiden,
I carry his message, honest, honest.
just a little valentine,
However I had my work to do.

Left decoupaged heart-shaped love box.
Right, a doll-sized mailbox with an arrow through it.

Quiver Mailbox Supply List:

  • small narrow cardboard tube with lid (for quiver mailbox)
  • toothpicks 2 or 3
  • Arrowhead hair and “feathers”
  • strings
  • Decorative paper (enough) to unroll the tube and cap
  • white school glue
  • mod podge

Step by step instructions:

  1. Unfold the cardboard tube with its cap into an arrow-shaped paper if you like.
  2. Make the arrows with toothpicks and in the same way as I described in the craft above, using felt for the arrowhead and felt for the feathered half.
  3. Hot glue string and arrows to the outside of the quiver so it doesn’t get misplaced from the mailbox.

You can vote for any of these Valentine’s Day mailboxes in the comment box below, if you’d like. It would be interesting to see if people/kids on the internet judge our Valentine’s Day doll mailbox contest the same way the kids do in our house.

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