Arrows have been popping up as a trend this year in everything from home decor to fashion. Recently I was searching for some vintage arrows to use for a photo shoot. After scouring a few antique stores and flea markets, and coming up empty handed I decided to give making my own a try. It turned out to be a fun project, and it’s great because you can customize them for any event to use as decor (I’ll give a few examples at the end of the post).
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dowel rods (I used the 1/4 inch size, but they come in a variety of options).
- Feathers (purchased at Michael’s Arts and Crafts)
- Twine. I used hemp twine, it came in a lot of fun color options.
- Card stock.
- Acrylic craft paint and brushes.
- Glue gun.
- Scissors, pencil, and ruler
- Shears for cutting your dowels (I used regular garden sheers).
Finished. Now you can use your arrows for lots of different things. For example:
If you’re having a wedding or event use your arrows as part of your centerpieces by placing them grouped together in mason jars, or vases. Add a few blooms for an extra pop of color. After the wedding use them as part of your home decor.
Create a fun escort card display. For this I simply tied the arrows with twine, and added some escort cards with clothespins. Sweet and simple. This same idea would also make a unique mobile for a baby’s nursery, or display for a kid’s bedroom wall.
Add a fun splash of color and whimsy to a place setting with one of your hand made arrows. For a wedding you could add the name of the bride and groom for a personalized touch.
Thanks so much for checking out my DIY arrow project. I hope you give it a try and make it your own!