February 4, 2014

diy gilded arrow


Seems like arrows are everywhere right now in both fashion and décor, so why not make your own gilded arrow just in time for Valentine's Day.  This is a really easy, inexpensive project which is my favorite kind of DIY.  So let's hop to it.


Step One - For your supplies you'll need a thin wooden dowel, cardstock, gold spray paint, scissors and glue.

Step Two – I used 4X6 pieces of cardstock which seemed to be just the right size to create my arrow and tail.  I folded the cardstock long way, creating a crease down the middle of the card to give it more of a three dimensional look.  Then trace your desired shape and cut.  You’ll need two of the arrow and two of the tail.

Step Three – Glue the cardstock to your wooden dowel one shape on each side, gluing the cardstock pieces together as well.  Once dry, cut your “feathers” with scissors.  Next spray paint your arrow with desired color.


Enjoy this arrow for Valentine’s Day or leave it up year round and join the arrow trend.


  1. I am in love with this arrow..super nice, and the gold makes it very elegant.You can never tell it was made out of cardstock! Love your gorgeous vases too♥ Hugs,

  2. Love this! I was just admiring a gold arrow in the PB Catalog a few days ago. Love how easy and cute (and cheap!) yours is! Your vases are super cute too :)

  3. It's so pretty!! I never would have guessed that it was just a dowel and card stock! LOVE! So fun doing this hop with you, Becky!

    ~Abby =)

  4. Target has everything you need in life! ;)

  5. I love their dollar section more than anything! Perfect for a crafter/homeschooler like me!

  6. I love target because i can never walk out of their without wanting to redecorate a room :)


  7. This is so pretty Becky. I would never have guessed that it was paper under there! Love it! It was fun participating in the hop with you today. Would love for you to come link up at The Makers if you get a chance.
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  9. GREAT giveaway and great arrow craft!!! I wish we had a target closer to us because I could do some major damage!

  10. I love Target because it is actually pleasant to shop there (as opposed to certain unnamed stores with which they compete). There is no music blasting, there is a Starbucks, the aisles are clean, and there is plenty of eye candy in the home section!


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