DIY: Valentine Arrow

I saw a similar idea to this on Pinterest {here} and thought I'd make my own version. I tried using feathers like the one I saw, but that didn't work out very well. 

Materials: 3 colors of felt, wooden dowel, gold paint, scissors, yarn, paper and E-6000 glue. 

Please excuse my display. I couldn't just lay it on a flat surface, but wasn't sure how to show off the 3D effect. 

I started by getting a wooden dowel and taping some spots off with masking tape. I used Martha Stewart gold paint to cover the whole thing. The masking tape wasn't entirely necessary based on the final outcome of this project, but my original intention was to paint those two spots different colors. I clearly ended up changing direction.

Start by making two red hearts. Once the gold paint was dry, I used E-6000 glue to attach them together (after multiple failed attempts at sewing them) and stuck the end of the wooden dowel between them.

Then, I made two more felt hearts: one hot pink and one white. Cut them down the center like you see here.

To make the feather part of the arrow, I used E-6000 glue to attach the thin strips of felt to the wood. This seemed impossible at first glance, but it worked really well. Just squeeze the glue and run the felt across the top of it just to get a thin layer down the edge. 

Continue doing this 4 times, switching colors so they create a cross when done. 

P.S. If you haven't noticed, I just discovered this glue. E-6000 is SO the new Gorilla Glue!

 Here is the final product again. Now what am I going to do with it??

1 comment:

  1. I love this, mostly because I also come up with projects that I have no purpose for... too cute!

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