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!
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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