Cupid Arrow Carrier!

Sebastian awaits his true love.



INSTRUCTIONS:

You'll need a paper towel roll, some paper, chop sticks, elastic, spray paint, paint pen, glitter and a belt.
I got extremely lucky because I had this red glitter belt laying around waiting to be transformed and it happened to wrap around Sebastian's body perfectly!  (If you don't have a belt that fits, you'll need to make a strap of your own)


Cut the roll to the desired length and cut out a round piece of sturdy paper to close the bottom of the roll.  Then glue it in place with a good glue, like Fabri-Tac.


Spray paint the roll black.  While waiting for it to dry, lay down the chop sticks on sturdy paper and draw out the desired shapes/sizes of the arrow heads.


Cut out the arrow parts, glue to the chopsticks and then spray paint them gold.


Now back to the black carrier while the arrows dry!  I used a white paint pen by Tulip to write "Love" and then sprinkled glitter.  


After the writing dries, line the top edge.  I used gold bias tape.  Make 4 slits in the back with a knife and pull the elastic thru.  You should have two pieces of elastic to keep the strap in place (hopefully this picture explains it better!).


And there you have it!


You'll have to get creative with how you wrap the belt/strap around your dog.  I did it two different ways:

1. Around the neck, criss cross under the chest, between the arms and connecting back over (shown in first picture at the top of this post).  

2. Diagonal over the chest, diagonal under the chest between the arms and then bring together at the waist like an actual belt (shown in next picture).  

I apologize if this is confusing!!  Sebastian's hair seems to hide the majority of the belt.


Oooooooh, he already busted out an arrow!  Though he's looking at a squirrel.  Hummmm.


XOXOXOXO,
Erika and Sebastian

19 comments:

Diana said...

Aw....that is so cute!! Loved it!! great valentine idea.

Diana

DeeDee said...

Aw! this is so adorable... I love it here...

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Looks like y'all have the perfect model for Cupid!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Cooper and Lola said...

Very cute idea...I think C&L wqould munch on the arrows.

Sagira said...

That is so cute. :)

Irresistible Pets said...

Awww, that is too cute!

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

Oh how cute.... you come up with the darnedest ideas!

Thanks for stopping by http://www.AllThingsDogBlog.com today. Yes, I am 5'10" also! I guess we'll be seeing each other over the crowd! Happy tails!

sagechronicles said...

Great costume idea--especially for those of us that don't like costumes!!

Pup Fan said...

Such a cute costume!

Miss Kodee said...

Oh My!! Just too adorable!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi erika & sebastian!
it is so nice to meet you!
what a fabulous project!
thank you for sharing it and for saying hello today!
:) melissa & emmitt

Lori @ According to Gus said...

I am always so amazed at what you come up with. A paper towel roll?! Love it! I'm adding this to my long list of project of yours to make :)

Amy said...

That's so cute and clever too! Would love to see more!

-Amy
Talented K9

Chris said...

What a hoot!

Nanny McFur said...

you are so creative - love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This absolutely made my morning!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

This is so adorable! What a great idea. I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Alexa said...

He is such a trooper!

Amigas do cão e da solidariedade* said...

i just loved it!!!! so cute!!!! xoxo
karen

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