Valentine’s Day craft ideas continue. Lately, I’m obsessed with arrows. Maybe it’s because of the Hunger Games? I loved that book series. I saw several arrow crafts that I liked on Pinterest, and it got me thinking about how to make my own. I used lots of materials from my studio, and combined them to make a variety of fun arrows. See below for tutorial tips.
I’m displaying mine in a clear Dollar Store cylinder vase on my cabinet. Please check back for the full view of the holiday cabinet display.
Here are 10 tips for creating your own arrows:
- A thin wooden dowel is the starting point for most of my arrows – decorate them with paint, paper or spray with Color Shine or Perfect Pearls mist.
- Use hot glue to attach the tips and tails. It’s fast and holds great.
- Felt is great for making the points and the feathers on the back. Sew around them by hand or on the sewing machine.
- Book paper can also make a fun feather – use fringe scissors to add texture.
- Washi tape is great for decorating the arrows – use it to wrap the dowel, or to make the tails.
- Feathers of course are always a nice addition – you can find pretty pink ones at Joann and Michaels.
- Scrapbook paper also works well for tips and tails.
- I cut up a cupcake liner for one of the tails – nice crinkly texture.
- Dollar store finds are wonderful for these – most of my arrows feature two glittered foam hearts glued together for the tips.
- Valentine’s Day pencils or decorative straws also make great bases for your arrows.
You can find a ton more Valentine’s Day ideas on my Hearts and Valentine’s Day Pinterest board.