DIY Arrow Home or Party Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Meg Allan Cole
Meg Allan Cole Crafts

I love modern design AND the look of the Native American aesthetic, so I have been loving the arrow trend of the last few months. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this is the perfect time to make some handmade arrows that will work well for the Cupid-centric holiday. These can be made with any color combo you choose, and you can switch out the paper feather tips for real feathers if you prefer. Customize your arrows any way you want and either give to your special Valentine or hang in your home. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day crafty friends!

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Materials
Bamboo Skewers
Cardstock paper
Acrylic paint in the palette of your choice
Paint brushes

Take your first color of paint, and paint a portion of your bamboo skewer. You can use painters tape to block off perfect lines if you prefer, but I found it easy enough to create straight lines without.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Paint the next portion of your skewer in your next shade of paint.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Continue painting portions until you have filled your skewer. And repeat on as many as you want.

DIY Neon arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Take your cardstock, and draw a feather tip on the back of the cardstock.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

When you have the look you want, cut it out to use as your template.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Trace the template onto cardstock on one side. Then flip it over and trace on the other side so you can put the two together.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Draw and cut out an arrowhead shape in the same way you did your feather tip.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Sandwich the 2 arrowheads and feather tips on either end of your painted skewer.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Glue your sandwiched arrowheads and feather tips together and clip them or press them together until dry.

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

Hang your arrows, add them to a wreath, give as a Valentine, or string together as a garland!

DIY Neon Arrow Decor

DIY Neon Arrow Party Decor

Here are pictures of the arrows as party decor. I used gold galvanized wire to connect the two arrows, and added tissue tassels suspended by rope. It made for a festive entrance to our home for a recent party.

Meg Allan Cole

Meg Allan Cole

Meg Allan Cole is a DIY guru in New York City who blogs and makes lifestyle videos on her channel, Meg Allan Cole Crafts, and blogs at Enderby Nest.

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