Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

By Liz of Love Grows Wild for I Heart Nap Time.

Decorate your home for Valentine’s Day with DIY Feathered Arrows! This easy craft adds the perfect touch of Valentine’s Day to your home with a nod to Cupid’s arrows.

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

Let’s talk decorating! Do you decorate for every holiday? I’m not big into doing all the smaller holidays because there’s usually only a few weeks or so between them, and I feel like I’m constantly re-decorating the house. Not much time for that these days!

So whenever I can incorporate a little bit of the holidays without totally redecorating, I’m a happy girl. These feathered arrows are a perfect example of that. They give a little wink to Valentine’s Day without plastering pink and red hearts all over. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! I’m just a lover of neutrals, which you can definitely see if you take a peek into my home! Now let’s make some arrows:

Supplies

  • wood skewers
  • paint/stain
  • paint brush
  • feathers
  • hot glue
  • string/twine
  • scrap paper

Start with the wood skewers. Grab one for each arrow you’d like to make and a small paint brush.

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

 

Paint or stain the skewers in your color of choice. I wanted a rich wood tone to pair with the bright white feathers, so I used dark walnut stain for mine. LOVE me some dark walnut. I use it all the time on home decor projects! (see here, here, and here

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

 

After your paint/stain dries, use hot glue to attach two feathers on one end of a skewer. Place them on opposite sides and sandwich the skewer in between.

Then use string or twine to wrap around the base of the feathers, covering up the stems. Tie the ends in a knot to hold in place. I used natural twine to keep with the neutral look and left the ends untrimmed. I think it gives the arrows a cute, rustic vibe!

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

 

Cut 2 small triangles from paper scraps and bend them in half. Add some hot glue along the fold and place on the pointed end of the skewer. Repeat with the other paper triangle and sandwich the skewer between both pieces, creating an “arrowhead”. I had some scraps of silver paper laying around that were perfect for these arrows!

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

 

You can display these arrows in all kinds of ways, like adding them to a cylinder glass vase like I did here. SO cute!

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

 

I added a stack of “old love letters” (aka white envelope soaked in coffee and dried with a hairdryer) next to the arrows to play up the Valentine’s theme a little more. There’s also a gorgeous “Key to my Heart” Rustic Wood Sign that I didn’t get a chance to photograph with the arrows, but you can find the tutorial here!

This table display adds a bit of romance for the holiday, but since I stuck with the same neutral color scheme as my home, I can easily keep these out for a few extra months until Spring arrives! Yay! Are you as ready for Spring as I am?

Feathered Arrow Valentine Decor

For more cute DIY home decor ideas check these out:

DIY fabric art

DIY fabric art on iheartnaptime.com ...super easy way to fill a big space! #homedecor

DIY kitchen sign {Eat.More.Cake}

kitchen sign

 

You can find more Valentine-inspired ideas over at Love Grows Wild:

Valentine-inspired projects from Love Grows Wild

Key to my Heart Rustic Wood Sign // Printable Valentine Cupcake Toppers for Boys & Girls

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Liz

Hello! My name is Liz, and I’m the creator of Love Grows Wild, a blog full of ideas to beautify your home and feed your family! My husband, two adorable little boys, and I are a young family on a budget, so I love finding ways to decorate our home with a designer look for a discount price! Most days I am knee-deep in sawdust and cans of paint, but when I’m not in project mode, I am in the kitchen whipping up delicious, homemade meals for my family of hungry boys. Stop by Love Grows Wild and say hi anytime!

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Comments

  1. Meg Merkley posted on January 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#
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    I can’t get the link for DIY Fabric Art to work. Can you give me a different link? Thanks

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  2. Meg Merkley posted on January 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm (#
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    http://www.iheartnaptime.net/diy-fabric-art/

    I fould it through a search. The picture link wouldn’t work for me.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 28th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks for posting the link Meg, I’ll get that updated right now! :)

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  3. Erin Williams posted on January 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm (#
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    So pretty! I love that it is really subtle…I’m not a big fan of decorating with pink and red :)

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  4. Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:52 am (#
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    Good morning! I love these arrows so much that I’ll be featuring them tomorrow morning on my ‘weekly wonders’ post. Hope you’ll stop by to check it out! ~Lisa

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