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DIY Decorative Arrows

Make these easy DIY decorative arrows with some inexpensive items you probably have on hand!

The final DIY project from my Girl’s Woodland Nursery is these DIY decorative arrows that I absolutely love! It took a little extra motivation to get me over the hump to complete them, but once I did, it helped put the finishing touch on the room and I was done!

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Originally I was going to buy some from etsy, but when I went to purchase them, they were sold out. Then I lucked out and found these amazing watercolor feathers and a tutorial from We Lived Happily Ever After. I loved them and just needed to buy the dowel rods to make them.

What you’ll need:

1. dowel rods (I bought 5/16 rods at 36″ length and cut them down to 24″.)
2. paint stirrer sticks
3. exacto knife
4. gray craft paint
5. white card stock (and a color printer)
6. washi tape

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Instructions:

I carved my arrows out of pain stirrer sticks that I had laying around the house using an exacto knife. I had  one thick stirrer stick that I used for two of the arrows. It was hard to cut and took a lot of time. And then I used a thinner, more pliable wooden stick for the two others. For those two, I glued two pieces together to make them thicker. And then I filled in the sides with wood putty to make them look like one piece.

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I painted the arrow heads with gray craft paint. Simple enough!

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Then I glued them to the dowel rods.

I printed out these awesome watercolor feathers on some white card stock paper and cut them out out. I cut slits for feathers and tried to fan them out a bit to give them more of a realistic look.

A little washi tape to attach the feathers to the dowel rods, and you’re done!

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I tied three arrows together with some jute and hung over the baby’s crib. I tied it to a nail to make sure it didn’t fall on her in the middle of the night. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love how adorable they are and how I only ended up spending a few dollars for the rods. Yay for a cheap craft!

These DIY decorative arrows are so inexpensive and cute! The perfect finishing touch to a girl's woodland nursery. | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

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  1. These are fantastic!! I love having an arrow or two in my decor, but I’ve never tried to DIY my own! Thanks for sharing where you found those pretty feathers & how you put yours together. They look so cute above the crib!

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