January 30, 2015

DIY Valentines Day Arrow

I recently was shopping at Wood Creations while I was home for Christmas, and saw this cute little wooden arrow. It was made up for Christmas, but it was on sale for only $5.00 so I picked it up and thought it would be cute for Valentines Day. I don't know if they would still have it or not, but I thought since it so straight forward you could cut these pieces out so easily with wood or even foam board would work. Thats why I wanted to share it with you.

Now I thought this was going to be a easy peasy, but this almost turned into a DIY FAIL. Yikes. As you can see I had super cute red and white polkadot paper to use and I messed that up. :(

For the long piece I painted it white and then used black to make the stripes. They are not perfect crisp lines. Thats what I was going for. I just used a foam brush and swiped down. I traced the bottom of the arrow onto the paper and cut it out and mod podged the paper to the wood. The first time I had bubbles galore so I ripped the paper off and redid it using the pink. Thin layers is the trick I have found. Finally for the triangle piece at the top I put a thin layer of mod podge and sprinkled it with Martha Stewart gold glitter. Thin even coats is the trick for doing this as well. Lastly staple ribbon to the two end pieces.

Come back next week and see how I used this cute little arrow!

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