Arrows Arrows Arrows! they are everywhere. On pillows on shirts on cute little coffee mugs, there is no getting away from them. Frankly, I adore the little things, I love the feathers at the end the way I can make them in any color and size, and the fact that I have all the supplies on hand to make a ton of these little puppies. I think making cupid arrows for my Valentines decorations this year was such a fun idea. Its more subtle than the hearts but still has that fun Valentine vibe.
First I wanted a gold vase to put them in and since I don’t own a large gold vase I decided to make one. (confession I started this project for Thanksgiving and am just now finishing it for Valentines Day) I love my spray paint. Start by taping off the parts of the glass you want to keep clear and just a little advice if you want it really crisp you will have to cover the top of the vase. I did not and did get gold dust inside on the clear part along with a gold finger print. LOL
remove the tape and voila and cool modern gold vase for the price of the can of spray paint. This is darling for parties and weddings too. I’ve don’t this in yellow gray and turquoise and it looks darling!
Ok now for the fun part. Some of the feathers I used were cream and while and I loved how they looked. However I did have some brown feathers in my stash and was not in love with the darker color so I taped off some lines with washi tape. (because its easy to peel off) and sprayed them gold. I wanted to spray them raspberry but didn’t have that color. I think a pop of red or pink would have been sooooooo cute! But by adding the tape and creating stripes it turned out to be my favorite look. Like I said above these were supposed to be for Thanksgiving. (next year!)
The last step is to hot glue three feathers to the top of the dowel (also sprayed gold). You could cut the feathers to look more realistic or just leave them pointy like I did. I then added about 6 inches of twine with a hot glue gun and left a tail on some of them. I also used some sparkly yarn for a few of the feathers.
Then I just went around my house and added my cupid arrows to everything in sight. All of my last years Valentines decoration’s got a fresh little arrow to pump it up.
Some of my extra arrows went into my glass jars and under cloches. A really simple and fun way to change up the seasons in your house.
again a candy box turned into a shadow box filled with Valentine goodness. Lets see there are gold Christmas beads, a bingo card tickets and a coffee filter flower shove in some ribbon and add an arrow on the front and your done.