Hey girl, hey! I saw this idea on Pinterest and just had to make one! The base is a sign they always have at Dollar Tree, just a long board, and I painted it and… well, follow along and you’ll see how to make yours! You can also check out the video below to see my thrifted haul!
Dollar Tree: Sign, wired jute rope, small and large wood hearts, felt hearts
Walmart: Waverly Antique Wax
Stash: Muslin fabric, berries, lace and ribbons for bow
Amazon: Mod Podge, Gold flake sheets Click here to check out my crafting essentials (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Hobby Lobby: Stiffen Quik (fabric stablilizer spray)
Let’s make it!
These are felt hearts from Dollar Tree. I used two for each arrowhead and made them a little rustic by painting on some Waverly Antique Wax mixed with water, then used twine to put them together. Then I put the end of the arrow inside and closed it with the twine. Later in this blog post, you’ll see how the twine wraps around the arrowhead.
My arrows came from the thrift store, but you can use Dollar Tree skewers and hearts to make your own!
TIP: Use feathers as quills, add some wooden beads, or make some paper quills (as our friends suggested during the live!)
I painted my Dollar Tree sign with two coats of White Swan. I left the center unpainted because the quiver will cover it.
Next, I scraped on some Petticoat Pink and finished by adding gold leaf. To add the gold leaf, just use Mod Podge and layer it on, then brush off the excess with a dry paintbrush or something similar.
To create the quiver, I sprayed Stiffen Quik from Hobby Lobby onto the muslin, then ironed the fabric.
Next, I folded and hot glued what will be the bottom edge.
In the third image, I’m just sizing the quiver to fit the surface. It is not glued on yet.
Finally, I just folded down the top to give it some detail, hot glued the back seam and then filled the quiver with scrap paper.
Here it is just placed on the surface with the paper stuffed inside. I’ll hot glue it to the surface after I embellish it.
Cutting the arrows means we will have more to put in the quiver! But please use your safety glasses, girl! I was deep into this craft, but I squinted, so I hope that counts!
Here’s where I am making the arrowheads. I just finished stringing the twine along the heart and then wrapped it onto the wood and hot glued it.
I put a bit of gold flakes on the quills (the feather looking end) by painting on some Mod Podge, then I pressed on the gold, then dried them with my heat tool.
Now it’s time to add our embellishments to the project!
I added some heart shaped paper doilies and lace trim to the folded edge of the quiver, but then made a bow that covered all that up! It was still fun making that edge though!
My bow is just strips of fabric, lace and raffia tied together and hot glued on to yes, you guessed it, that pretty doily / lace edge!
This is rice paper from Milton’s Daughter (linked above). I cut out just the little “To my Valentine” from part of a panel of the rice paper, used Mod Podge to glue it onto the heart.
I added a bead hanger and whitewashed it a bit.
I hot glued wired jute on the back for the hanger and covered the ends with craft sticks. One of our friends suggested using felt to cover the ends, and that’s a great idea!
I added some small hearts on the bottom, and here it is! I think Cupid hit me with one of those arrows because I just love how it turned out!
Let me know in the comments what you think of our project today! I appreciate each and everyone of you!
Thanks for stopping by,