DIY Wood Scrap Arrow

I have a quick and easy project for you today!  I have so been loving the arrow craze in home decor.  It’s just so versatile and goes with just about any style.  I have been wanting some for myself for a while, and finally just decided to get to it.


I went out to my garage to see what I could find in the form of wood that would work and this is what I ended up with.


Yes, an old fence post we had lying around and some paint stir sticks. (why do they give you so many??)  

I cut the post to the length that I wanted and then I gave it a white-wash effect by going over the piece with an almost dry paint brush.


Then I determined the sizes I needed for the tip and the back of the arrow, and cut those from the stir sticks using my miter box.


(I used three sizes to create the look that I made – mine were 5″, 4″, and 3″).


These pieces got a solid coat of the same white paint I used on the base.

Next I found the center of the base piece.


Then I assembled the tip and the back of the arrow.


I loved how it looked, but I really wanted to add a little something to it so….


I reached for my beloved Rub’NBuff to accent the edges of the tip and back of the arrow.


Just the right detail that it needed!!  


Free people – decor for free is the best way to go in my book :).

I have special plans for this little guy that I will share with you soon.  For now I’m off to do some summer!!

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6 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this DIY!! I've been thinking of making one (or rather having my hubby make one) for my living room gallery wall! Yours turned out so gorgeous! Love the gold detail, too!! Pinned! Glad I found your blog on Enchanting Inspiration! You have a new follower 🙂

  2. I love how the ends of the paint stir sticks go together to form a pattern within the arrow! I hadn't thought to use paint sticks as scrap wood, but now I'm thinking of lots of possibilities!

  3. Hi, found you from the linky party on I Heart Naptime. I love this idea of using scraps for a cute arrow! And thanks so much for the tip on the miter box. I may have to get one for myself. I'm always waiting for my hubby and father-in-law to make cuts for me. Sometimes the saw is at another family member's who is building on to their home right now, so it's not convenient. This would make it so simple for me to make cuts on my own.

  4. Great project! I am working on a wall collage in my living room right now and need another couple of things to finish it up. I would love to make one or two of these!

  5. I LOVE arrows!!! I just added some just like this to my gallery wall, (but I cheated and had someone make them for me) Thanks for sharing and linking up to The Creative Exchange!

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