Easy DIY Wooden Arrow Wall Decor Tutorial
We are so excited to show you guys how to create a wooden arrow tutorial for the perfect home decor. Not sure if its because it is so simple yet adorable or if it is because that means we are finally wrapping up our little guys nursery with the final touches.
Weve been hard at work for the past month and with only a few weeks left to go, we are on crunch time to get the final pieces hung. Thanks to our little man Greysonhe has been such a good helper from getting his old clothes unpacked to rediscovering his old books and toys.
So lets get to it!
How to Make Easy Decorative Wooden Arrows
by Morgan from construction2style
First step to making anything is making sure you have all of your materials on hand.
- Right Angle
- Wood Stain
- Old Rag
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Wood Glue
Next youll determine how large or small you want your arrows. You can really use anything for materials here, from scrap wood to 14 to top notch reclaimed wood. It really just depends how much you want to spend and the look your going for. For us, we had some extra materials laying around on our shop floor that we used.
As soon as you find your material, depending on how many arrows you want cut all the pieces to the same length. We wanted 3 arrows, so we cut 6 boards- each board measuring 1 foot. We measured from one end one foot in and marked it. We then used our right angle to draw a line at a 45 degree angle from the mark. On the mark is where we cut our angle.
Once you have your spots marked off, put your boards on your miter saw and make your cuts.
Once youve cut your angles on the one end youll want to cut your angles on the opposite sides with the same angle and the same direction. Heres an example of the wrong direction of a cut, like I did at first. haha! Unless of course you like it that way!
Once youve made your cuts, its time to paint and stain. There are so many fun options out there on ways to create fun arrows but for our little guys nursery we were just looking for something super simple that went with the forest green nature theme, so we used Rustoleums Carathane Wood Stain. We also did a few fun ones in their blue bleach stains which turned out really fun too!
Once dry, place some wood glue onto each ends and adhere together with the opposite board.
And there you have it! You just made your arrows. These super simple arrows make for the perfect home decor. And best part, they dont even look DIY. Last step is to determine where youre going to hang your beauties. We hope our little guy loves them as much as we do in his new nursery. And we cant wait to bring him home to his new space.
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About Jamie and Morgan
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DIY - Wooden Arrow Wall Art
I collected random pieces of wood -mainly 1 x 4's- I had in the garage. They were cut at 45 angle and 12" length, but unlike my inspiration, I used the Kreg jig to put together the pieces.
If you don't own a Kreg Jig, well, you should get one! That's how much I love it. It creates strong joints by drilling holes at an angle into one of your wood pieces, and then you join it to the second piece of wood with self-tapping screws.
If you don't have a Kreg Jig or don't want to buy one, go check how my inspiration HERE did it.
Three pieces were created, and since I didn't want to have much trouble hanging those three pieces on the wall
I decided to attach some clear acrylicpieces to put together the whole thing. I cut the acrylic sheet with my BladeRunnersaw, and did pre-drills before driving the screws.
This is how the the back of the entire thing looked after adding a pair of sawthooths.
As you can see, the clear acrylic is hardly noticeable, and it was surely easier to hang as only one piece.
Here, the view of the entire room.
It's an easy project done with pieces from the scrap pile and the room owner loves it! It doesn't get better than that. ;)
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Arrows aren’t just for traffic signage and pointing people in the right direction to wherever they want to go. While they’re not typically seen in most homes, there’s a bit of a known trend in using arrows as wall art and to draw attention to smaller details. Since arrows can be created in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and styles — from long and narrow to short and fat, they can work in almost any space. Here are a few examples to give you some inspiration.
Eye-Catching Wall Art
Whether you have a small vertical space beside a piece of furniture or a large blank wall to work with, you can certainly find the right sized piece of arrow art (or collection of arrows) to fill that space perfectly. Little Brick House and Etsy Shop SparklePower show these sets of three beautiful wood chevron arrows both used vertically and horizontally.
For a teenager’s bedroom, Two-thirty-Five Designs shows a different style of arrow that creates a unique focal point on the wall beside the bed.
Simpler Wall Art
If huge arrows that stretch straight across a wall are too intense for your liking, smaller wall art pieces might be a good option. Simply hang them or lean them up against the wall on a piece of furniture. Dandelion Patina shows off this gorgeous piece with wooden chevron arrows that’s perfect for a mantel, while Etsy shop Averie Lane Boutique offers these elegant pieces of art with arrows hand painted on narrow pieces of wood.
Love Grows Wild also shows how you can combine arrow art with regular wall art pieces.
Wooden arrow art pieces make for a great rustic look, but if you’re looking for something a little less woody, then you might consider using wall decals instead. Attach small ones to a specific section of a wall like this example from Dana Decals, or go all out and cover an entire wall for a wallpapered effect like this second idea from The Lillypad Cottage.
Awestruck by Jewels
Perhaps one of the most interesting ways to use a decorative arrow has to be for storage purposes. Basically, if it can hang on a rod or a rack, then it can hang on an arrow, too. Check out these two gorgeous arrow jewelry holder ideas from Lemonade Makin Mama and Urban Outfitters.
Hanging Off a Good Point
Like the jewelry holder ideas above, arrows can be used to hold all sorts of other things. For example, this towel rack from Urban Outfitters brings an interesting and elegant little hardware detail to a bathroom.
Or how about a curtain rod? Urban Outfitters has one of those too.
Shooting for Style
While pretty much all of the examples we’ve covered so far are all about hanging arrows somewhere along a wall, you certainly don’t have to stop there. Arrows can be incorporated into your home in all sorts of decorative ways, including your accessories. These accent pillows from Kirklands and these bookends from Pottery Barn are just two extra examples of how you can incorporate arrows into your decor.
Homedit also featured this stunning arrow-shaped marquee light for a unique office light solution.
So what do you think about arrows as a decor trend around the home? Given that they can be used with such versatility and in all sorts of different styles, I’d say they could definitely look good almost anywhere.
DIY Wooden Arrow Tutorial
I am so so excited about this post today! I shared a little sneak peek on instagram a few weeks ago, and it seriously might be my favorite project to date. Its just one of those that turned out exactly how you had it pictured in your head, maybe even a little better! : ) I made them for Adams Vintage Travel theme nursery (see my inspiration here). Are you ready for the wooden arrow tutorial?
You will be amazed how easy these are! If youve never done much with saws, this is a great beginner project to teach you 45 degree angles! You can do it, I promise ; )
Craft Wood or 14s
Mending Plates (1/2 screws if it doesnt come with them)
Wooden Arrow Tutorial:
First thing you want to do is get your wood and figure out how long you want it. I used some craft wood I found at Home Depot that was 24 long and just a little thinner than a 14, but you can just as easily use 14s. Since mine were 24 I just found the center and cut them in half. Make sure you find the center both horizontally and vertically and mark it, then you will center your 45 decree angle on that mark. In the picture below you can see where I made my marks to take advantage of the entire board.
As you can see it took 2 24 board to complete one arrow. Place your board in your miter saw (set to a 45 degree angle) and make your cuts. Once your done you just lay it out as shown above. Make all your cuts until you have as many arrows as you need.
Once you are done cutting go ahead and stain or paint the wood to your desired color. I used a Minwax Dark Walnut and applied it with a lint free cloth. I chose not to seal mine since they are hanging on the wall and I wanted them to have a dull finish (no shine). But that is just personal preference. Some people might argue that it has to be sealed, but since nobody will be touching these Im not worried about it.
After they are stained, you just want to add your mending plates on the back of your arrows to keep your wood together. You can also glue it before using the mending plates to give it that extra strength, but just the mending plates worked for me. I then found the center of the entire arrow (for weight purposes) and added a saw tooth picture hanger to hang on the wall.
And thats it, you are done : ) Now you can sit back and enjoy your new beautiful arrows!
Where would you put yours? I think I want some in my living room now!
Adams nursery is slowly coming along (update: It is FINISHED). Here are some projects I have finished for his nursery.
DIY Burp Cloths
No Sew Crib Skirt
Changing Table Dresser
Decor wall rustic arrow wood
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