One of my favorite ways to look for inspiration is by browsing vintage holiday goods online. There are TONS of amazing retro Valentine’s Day cards, and I have to admit the puns are pretty spectacular.
These DIY giant matchstick angels were inspired by the pun “a match made in heaven” – get it? They’re simple to make and really stand out from the Valentine’s Day card crowd.
What You Need
- Square dowel (½” x ½” or similar)
- Red Model Magic clay
- Silver pipe cleaner
- Thin wire
- Wire cutters
- Cardstock (white and pink)
- White glue
- Craft knife
- Black marker
Carefully use the craft knife to cut the square dowel to a length of about 12”. Put a ball of red Model Magic onto one end of the dowel and sculpt into a matchstick head shape. Let dry.
Draw and cut a set of angel wings onto the white cardstock. Glue onto the back of the wooden dowel.
Print or write “Valentine, we’re a match made in heaven” onto the pink cardstock. Cut into a tag shape and tie onto the wooden dowel.
Form the pipe cleaner into a 1 ½” circle and attach a piece of wire onto one side of it.
Pierce the halo wire into the back of the matchstick head and draw a face onto the front.
Happy crafting :)