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Fun with Arrows DIY Wall Art

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We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

 

I had every intention of cleaning up my craft area, but as I started looking through my supplies hoping for some inspiration on how to better store everything, I realized that I had a lot of stuff!  Not only that, but I had a large supply of scraps.

Well, this is what happened instead. . .

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

 

Do you save scraps from previous craft projects too?   Well, this got me thinking that perhaps it was time to use some of these scraps to make something.  (Yes, if you must know, I was procrastinating).    Hey, there is always next weekend for organizing? Right?!

I had paper scraps, metal scraps and a small amount of vinyl chalkboard adhesive paper left over.  So I thought about it and came up with this cute project.  Here are 3 different ways to make arrow art for your home.  This project is limited only by your own imagination and supplies – but the possibilities are endless!

We save cardboard to recycle, so I always have a supply if I need it for something.  I pulled out an empty diet coke carton to use for this project and a few other items from my craft stash.

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

To start, using a ruler, I drew a template for an arrowhead and for the ‘feather’ tip.   I wrote the measurements down so you could easily see what I used.

 

Planning arrow crafts.

I cut these out and used them to make several more and cut them out.  I like the weight of the coke carton cardboard because it is not too thin, but it is easily cut with a scissors.   I folded each piece in half.

 

Cardboard used for making arrows.

I used these same templates to cut a few pieces from my scraps of copper tooling foil.  I traced the pattern with an embossing stylist.  It was a tight fit.

 

Rustic Arrows.

I cut out the pieces using a jewelers scissors.

 

Rustic Arrows.

I bent each piece in half.

 

Rustic Arrows.

 

Rustic Arrows.

Using a candle, I held the copper over the flame to age the copper and give it a nice patina. Metal transfers heat so you want to make sure you use something besides your fingers to hold the metal over the flame as it gets hot very quickly.   The below picture is my #1 Son holding the metal so  I could get a picture of this process.

 

Rustic Arrows - coloring the metal.

Because this metal tooling foil is sturdy, I didn’t glue it to the cardboard.  Using my cardboard templates, I traced the pattern onto the chalkboard vinyl and did the same on some scrapbook decorative paper.

 

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

This chalkboard paper has adhesive on one side, so I just stuck each cut out piece to a piece of the cardboard.  Using a white paint pen, I drew a simple design on them.

 

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

I used bamboo skewers for the arrow shaft.  I had some that were spray painted silver from a previous project and I used them, others I painted white or left plain.

I had quite a few wooden beads, so I pulled some of those out.  For the chalkboard arrows, I painted them lightly with white paint.   For the scrapbook paper arrows, I used different colors of standard craft paint to paint the beads.  For the rustic arrows, I just left them as they were.

The scrapbook paper was glued to the cardboard templates that I made and I used the white paint pen to draw a center line and feather lines right on the paper.  To attach the cardboard to the skewers, I used hot glue.

 

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

Just remember to put the beads on the skewer before you attach the other end!  To hold the beads in place, I again used my hot glue and put a small bead of glue where I wanted the bead to stay and then moved the bead to that spot to secure it.

 

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

 

We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

I attached the feather ends the same way.

For the rustic arrows, I used twine to wrap around the skewer and I used a separate piece of twine to tie these two arrows together.

 

Rustic Arrows.

The other arrows will be hung in an empty picture frame suspended with fishing line to keep them in place.   For this picture these arrows are laid on a foam board with a picture frame set around them.

 

 

Chalkboard Arrows.
Scrapbook Paper Arrows.

 

DIY Rustic Arrows.
I really love how all of these turned out!  My daughter fell in love with the scrapbook paper arrows and so those will be my gift to her.  Perfect timing as she just signed a lease for an apartment and will be moving out next month.  Makes me happy when someone asks for one of my projects to display in their own home!

 

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We are sharing three different styles of easy DIY arrow crafts for home decor projects. Chalkboard arrows, scrapbook paper arrows and rustic metal arrows.

 

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48 Comment

  1. Purvi Gadewar
    July 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Such a simple and beautiful project! The copper ones looks really cool! Thanks for the tutorial…

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Purvi and you're welcome. I hope you find it helpful if you'd like to make a few of these for yourself.

  2. Beverly Roderick
    July 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    These are great, Laurie! The copper ones are my favorite, but the colorful ones really pop, too. I save scrap materials, too. Bits and pieces come in handy! This is such a creative use of scraps and so much more fun than cleaning and organizing! Thanks for sharing this on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much Beverly! I love the copper ones too. So nice to see you co- hosting one of my favorite link ups for Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  3. Stephanie Watkins
    July 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    WOW! These are fabulous. They look so amazing. You can't even tell that they are even a DIY. Great project.

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! Appreciate the nice comments!

  4. Stephanie Watkins
    July 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    PINNING IT!!

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Awesome! Appreciate the pin!

  5. Gina Pascal
    July 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    You did such a great job! I love these! Thanks for sharing the project! Pin it!

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Gina! Thank you for the pin too!

  6. Maarit Aho
    July 21, 2015 at 7:15 am

    ♥:-)

    1. Laurie
      July 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks for dropping in Maarit! Hope you have a great week!

  7. Trish Martin
    July 22, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Wow!!! This is so cool.

    1. Laurie
      July 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much Trish! It really was very easy to put together!

  8. Stephanie Watkins
    July 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for sharing on the DIY Wall Art Blog Hop! I am featuring your Arrow Wall Art on a round up of some great, easy wall art from the blog hop. http://www.casawatkins.net/2015/07/8-easy-and-beautiful-diy-wall-art-ideas.html

    1. Laurie
      July 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      Oh wow! How fun! Thanks so much Stephanie for featuring my project in your round up!

  9. Melissa French - The More With Less Mom
    July 23, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    These are so cool! But the copper ones are my favorite. Thanks for posting. Hello from Treasure Box Tuesday.

    1. Laurie
      July 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you Melissa! I always enjoy being part of Treasure Box Tuesday!

  10. J Satterwaite
    July 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

    These look great! Thank you for linking up to the Merry Monday Link Party!

    1. Laurie
      July 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you! Always fun to link up to Merry Monday!

  11. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    July 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    What a great project! I especially like the twine wrapped arrows with the copper tips! Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Laurie
      July 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you! Love linking up to your party!

  12. Sherry Nappa
    July 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    What a brilliant idea! The best crafts are made with whatever you can find:-) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week.

    1. Laurie
      July 26, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Sherry! Enjoyed linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  13. USS Crafty
    July 27, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I love your arrow art! I featured them at this week's Submarine Sunday Link Party! I've also pinned them to the Submarine Sunday Pinterest board! Have a great week!

    1. Laurie
      July 27, 2015 at 3:01 am

      Thank you so much! How exciting! I appreciate the pin too!
      Hope you have a great week too!

  14. Kimberly Lewis
    July 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can't wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Laurie
      July 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you Kimberly! Love the Lou Lou Girls Party!

  15. Nanny@nannynotes2u
    July 28, 2015 at 2:29 am

    I love your creativity! 🙂

    1. Laurie
      July 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Aw, thank you very much! Appreciate the visit and the lovely comment!

  16. Rachel
    July 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    This is genius! Like you, I'm always looking to eat up leftovers in my craft stash. Thanks for sharing at The Evolution of Mom's weekly Momma Told Me party, we couldn't NOT feature these!

    🙂
    Rachel

    1. Laurie
      July 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks Rachel for you lovely comment. Enjoyed sharing the post at Momma Told Me Link Party!

  17. Jan
    August 18, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Wow! Pretty amazing! I would NEVER think up all that on my own, so I am very glad you shared it with us over at country fair blog party! I'd be thrilled if you'd join us again next month!
    Jan @ Tip Garden

    1. Laurie
      August 18, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Thanks so much Jan! Enjoyed being a part of the Country Fair blog party! Have a great week!

  18. Crochet Hooks
    April 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    ohhh so cool! love arrows and appreciate your showing us so many varieties! now I am thinking…..woot 🙂 have an awesome day!

    1. Laurie
      April 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much! lol, still haven't cleaned up my craft room, well, not completely anyway 🙂 You have an awesome day too!

  19. Wendy S
    April 5, 2016 at 2:23 am

    I cannot believe how many really great looks you got from this project! What a unique idea. My daughter would love this — she is obsessed with arrows. 🙂

    1. Laurie
      April 5, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Thanks so much Wendy!

  20. Kathleen Aherne
    April 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I love your surprises Laurie. Arrow wall art, how beautiful, using simple materials you come up with art that would look fabulous on any wall. How cool that your daughter loves it too.

    1. Laurie
      April 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks so much Kathleen!

  21. Gail @Purple Hues and Me
    April 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Laurie, this is a fun and very creative way to use up lots of different types of scraps! Like you said – the possibilities are unlimited and the results are really awesome! Imagine a wall full of arrows – pointing the way to creativity!!!!

    1. Laurie
      April 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Gail! lol, yes, I can imagine it 🙂

  22. Julie's Lifestyle
    April 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I love you arrow wall art Laurie!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

    1. Laurie
      April 8, 2016 at 1:07 am

      Thank you Julie!

  23. Sherry Nappa
    April 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful crafts!

    1. Laurie
      April 10, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thank you Sherry!

  24. Jess
    April 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    So fun and so cute!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Laurie
      April 10, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thanks Jess! I enjoy being a part of your party!

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