Giant Matchstick Valentine

Giant Matchstick Valentine

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.

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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

Giant Matchstick Valentine
  • Square dowel (½” x ½” or similar)
  • Red Model Magic clay
  • Silver pipe cleaner
  • Thin wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Cardstock (white and pink)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • White glue
  • Craft knife
  • Black marker

How-To

Giant Matchstick Valentine

Step 1
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.

Giant Matchstick Valentine

Step 2
Draw and cut a set of angel wings onto the white cardstock. Glue onto the back of the wooden dowel.

Giant Matchstick Valentine

Step 3
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.

Giant Matchstick Valentine

Step 4
Form the pipe cleaner into a 1 ½” circle and attach a piece of wire onto one side of it.

Giant Matchstick Valentine

Step 5
Pierce the halo wire into the back of the matchstick head and draw a face onto the front.

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Happy crafting :)

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