DIY Wood Arrows

8/1/17



Welcome August! I'm starting this month off with a simple DIY that I knew I had to have in our home. After seeing these chevron arrows all over instagram, I figured there must be a simple and affordable way to make these. Thanks to a quick trip to Home Depot and a handy husband, we put these together in no time at all!



I did want to grab a photo of the wood I used so I could share it with you;
This 12x8 rough pine from Home Depot was enough wood to make probably 9 arrows total - and I only needed 3! You can also get this same wood smooth if you don't want such a rough rustic look.






Each arrow required 4 pieces of wood the size shown in the photo above. We first cut the wood into 3 long strips before breaking them down to 12" long on a 45 degree angle. But, these dimensions can be easily changed for however big you'd like your arrows to be!

For 3 arrows, you will need 12 pieces total.



Before securing the arrows together with the brackets, I gave each piece a quick sand and stained them followed by allowing them to dry overnight. 

Then, we simply secured the four pieces together with the brackets shown above and attached a picture hanger to the top. 





I'm so happy with how they turned out! I've seen these on Etsy for $25 per piece!
So if you don't mind a bit of work and elbow grease (very very light elbow grease, really!) these are 100% simple and will add a sweet rustic element to your space.



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