Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Cupid

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Cupid

Homemade crafts make great gifts!

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Cut 2 inch off top of Styrofoam cone and 3 inch Styrofoam ball in half. Glue half of Styrofoam ball to bottom of Styrofoam cone for body.
  • 3
    Cut two 2-1/2 inch x 1 inch pieces from Styrofoam disc for arms.
  • 4
    Cut two 1 inch x 3 inch pieces from Styrofoam disc for legs.
  • 5
    Smooth and round edges of arms and legs with a discarded piece of Styrofoam.
  • 6
    Cut 1 inch Styrofoam ball in half for hands.
  • 7
    Use shader brush to paint a 2-1/2 inch Styrofoam ball Flesh Tone to serve as project’s head. Paint all other Styrofoam body parts Flesh Tone as well. Allow to dry.
  • 8
    Starting 2 inch up from the bottom of body, glue Red mesh tubing from middle front to back of body. Continue gluing on mesh tubing in rows.
  • 9
    Glue Red mesh tubing around the top to finish off. Attach adhesive rhinestones around bottom of the Red mesh tubing as shown. Glue legs, arms and head to body.
  • 10
    Glue Red mesh tubing around neck and trim excess.
  • 11
    Cut 2 inch tufts of hair from Yellow mesh ribbon. Stack four pieces, fold and glue Yellow mesh ribbon to head. See photo for placement. Repeat this step two more times.
  • 12
    Cut a 4 inch x 2 inch piece of Orange/Copper mesh and fold it in half. Glue sides to make arrow holder. Fold a 6 inch piece of natural mesh into a 1 inch x 6 inch piece for holder strap. Glue to arrow holder and around neck as shown.
  • 13
    Pinch a small piece of Styrofoam to make a nose and glue to head. Use shader brush to paint this piece Flesh Tone. Let dry.
  • 14
    Glue on the wiggle eyes. Paint the mouth with liner brush and True Red. Dab a little True Red paint on for cheeks.
  • 15
    Insert a 4 inch piece of Silver tinsel chenille stem into Orange/Copper mesh tubing. Glue ends closed. Bend into a bow shape and secure with White chenille stem as shown. Trim ends. Glue glitter heart stickers back to back over middle of bow. Glue bow to hand.
  • 16
    Cut four 2-1/2 inch pieces of Silver tinsel chenille stem. Glue a heart to one end of each piece to create arrows. Cut a 1-1/2 inch piece of Silver tinsel chenille stem and twist around one arrow for point. Insert three arrows into bag and glue arrow with point on hand.
  • 17
    Download and print project template. Use it as a guide to help insert two Silver tinsel chenille stems each into four pieces of White/Iridescent tubing. Glue ends of tubing together. Twist two tubes together for one wing. Bend into wing shape according to wing template. Glue ends together.
  • 18
    Cut a square piece of White/Iridescent tubing 1 inch larger than wing. Glue shaped wing to mesh piece. Trim mesh to wing.
  • 19
    Repeat steps 17 through 19 to create a second wing in the opposite direction.
  • 20
    Glue wings to back of cupid.
  • 21

Project Details

  • Level:advanced
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Red 104718762
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Orange/Copper 104718758
  • Darice Expressions Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard White/Iridescent 104718768
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 21 inch x 10 yard Burlap Natural 104758706
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Roll 21 inch x 10 yard Metallic Iridescent White 104573303
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Metallic Yellow 104570901
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 3 inch x 6 inch 104179408
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2-1/2 inch 104183631
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • Floracraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Disc 1 inch x 6 inch 104179465
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 16 pc. 1 inch 104183629
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Chenille Stems 25 pc. 6 mm Silver 104277490
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm White 30 pc. 104277462
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Glittzer Stickers Heart XOXO 104259092
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Oval Eyes 10 mm 144 pc. 104234520
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bling It Adhesive Rhinestones 4 mm 560 pc. Red 104775832
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 2 104118918
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
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