Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rustic Wood Arrow

I have seen several versions of rustic arrows, and wondered how hard they would be to make, so I decided I would give it a try!

Reclaimed Wood Arrow

What you will need:
Boards- I used some old cedar fence boards

First you will want to mark where you are going to cut.  

The width of my board was 7 1/4", so I cut the pointed part of the arrow the height of the board at a 40 degree angle

The black lines mark where to cut.

The width of the feather part of the arrow is 10 1/4" at a 45 degree angle.

One one edge of the board, make two marks that are 10 1/4" apart.  

Draw 45 degree lines from each mark.  Both angles should be going in the same direction, like the picture below.  I marked the lines in red to make it easier to see.  

You can make the center part of the arrow whatever length you like.  I just used a piece of the fence board 28" long.  
Then cut the pieces out of the boards.

Next lay your arrow out and decided where you want to add the point and the feathers.

Next, carefully turn your arrow over without letting any of the pieces move.  It might be easier to do the point first, then turn it back right side up to get the feathers in position.  Then flip it over and attach the feathers.   Make sure each piece is square before you you fasten it together.  We screwed the pieces together to make sure it was really strong.

Lastly,  add the word EAT.  I stenciled mine on the wood with paint.  If you haven't done stenciling with vinyl, and want more info,  I have a couple other projects with stenciling  HERE and HERE.

Now, I just have to  mount it in its permanent place in the house!

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  1. This is an awesome project! Stopping by today from the Much Ado about Monday link party!
    Have a great week!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

  2. I love the simplicity of this project. I'm getting ready to try making signs and this is inspiring.
    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  3. Really creative. Thanks for sharing it at bloggers brags Pinterest party. Pinned.

  4. I like how easily this comes together! Love it! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Brag About It!

  5. So cool, Brenda! I love how the wood grain goes in different directions for a textured look!
    Thank you for sharing at Brag About It link party this week. I am featuring you at next weeks party (Monday at Midnight)!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. I love this project - so creative. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  7. So cute! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  8. I love this! I even have the perfect place for it! Definitely going on my "must make" list! Thanks do much for linking up to Celebrate It!

  9. Hi, Brenda! I love your EAT arrow sign! Saw you at Must Love Home's link party and your sign caught my eye. Great project - thanks for sharing!
    -Carolyn @ Our Gilded Abode

  10. Really cute Brenda! I saw a pieced arrow of different colored woods that I want to try and make. Not sure where I would hang it, but it sure was cute! I love the words EAT on yours! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. This is darling, Brenda! I love wood signs and this one is quite unique :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration....I hope you're able to join the party again this week. Hugs!

  12. Hi Brenda! Your timing couldn't be more perfect. I'm wanting to make some of these arrows for my wedding. Thank you so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this post at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  13. Hi Friend, thanks for sharing your cute arrow craft at Friday Favorites! I really hope to see you at our next party!The doors open at 7PM every Thursday at Hugs - Christine @ Must Love Home

  14. This turned out great. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

  15. I love it! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  16. Thank you for the simple instructions - pinned and tweeted! And thank you for linking up to the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party this week. I can't wait to see what you bring next week!