Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Wood Arrows

Last week, I showed you how to make a wood panel sign using a garden trellis I found for a dollar. Well, I had left over pieces from that project that I didn't want to waist. I decided I needed a little something more added to my gallery wall and opted to make some wood arrows {since arrows are everywhere these days}. 
I made three, one for each of my kids. You can make these with the kids or for them to decorate. This project is simple and can be used for everyday decor, parties, weddings, or even showers.

Thin wood scraps 
Scissors or a small hand saw
Wood Glue
Paint brushes
Sand paper
Decorative Supplies of your choice

  • Using scissors or a saw, cut two wood strips into equal lengths
  • Shape points of wood diagonally
  • You can either shape the bottom of each wood strip to make the point of the arrow, or you can use other scraps {as seen in pictures} and shape them to form the point of the arrow
  • Cut and shape two more pieces of wood to form the top part of the arrow {picture 5}
  • Place all your piece side by side

  • Using wood glue and a paint brush, glue all the wood pieces together, starting with the two center pieces and working your way out {I used two small pieces to form the point/bottom of the arrow}
  • Once the arrow pieces are assembled, let dry

  • I also made a small arrow using only one strip of wood, cutting at the bottom and top to form the different points of the arrow
  • After cutting, if the edges are rough, just sand them down lightly

  • Paint your arrows and decorate. This is the best part, as you can be as creative as you want!
  • To hang them I used Velcro squares that I had in my sewing kit, so I wouldn't damage the wood or put more holes in my walls. 


  1. This looks so nice! Thanks for sharing =)

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  3. Cute idea... I can see the possibilities of making something like this to direct people in the gardens. :) Thank you for sharing this.

  4. Eeekkk!!! I like those a lot!!! <3

  5. Hi Ashleigh!

    Those arrows are so cute what a clever idea to use the left over wood to make them! We're glad you were able to join us over at the #BigTopBlogParty. Thanks for linking up this post too! Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx

  6. What a cute idea Ashleigh, they look great next to your pictures!!! Thanks again for Co-Hosting with us this month, I appreciate your help!! Take care!

  7. That is so creative! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things!

  8. Thanks for linking up to feature Friday! I love how they turned it!! Do you have a link party page that lists all the parties you join?