I’m going to be honest, I really do not like the traditional Valentines decor, it doesn’t work with my Industrial Farmhouse style at all. Usually, I skip right past Valentines because I just can’t bring myself to use shades of pink and red. I have made a few traditional Valentines crafts in the past that only survived a few days in my house before I took them down. I don’t even like red roses, white or ivory yes but not red. Give me a hyacinth or tulip plant instead any day! I felt like I was missing out by not decorating for V-Day so I decided to decorate using colors that work with my decor, just as I did with my Gray & White Christmas this past year. I have come up with a few Subtle Valentines Decor projects that I think those, who don’t like the traditional V-Day colors, will love. Check back as I have a few other Subtle Valentines Decor projects that will be up soon. This project of DIY Arrows & Quivers was so easy!
Supplies I used:
Thin Wooden Dowels
Black Chalkboard Wine Bottle Holder
To make the arrows: I simple eyeballed the middle of one of the dowels and broke it in half. I used two or three white small feathers with some twine on the end for each arrow. I found using some tape worked well to hold the feathers in place while I wrapped the twine around. For the tips I used some “mirrored” scrapbook paper. I simply cut some triangles out, slightly bent them to the dowel ends and hot glued them in place.
Originally I had planned on making just the scrapbook paper quiver and arrows, but when I was at Michael’s Craft Store I saw these black chalkboard wine bottle holders on sale and thought it would be really cute to hold my DIY Arrows. I have some glass canisters that I never use and thought one of the tall ones would be a fun “quiver” too.
To make the Paper Quiver: I used a sheet of brown scrapbook paper, formed a cylinder and hot glued the edges in place. Then I used a second piece of scrapbook paper, I cut this piece down a few inches so you could see the brown paper behind it and hot glued that in place. This sheet of paper had some “loving” words already on it so I thought it would be a cute touch for this project. You could also use brown paper bags or even shipping paper for this project. I didn’t bother putting a bottom on this as I intended to just use it as a “vase” for the arrows but if you wanted to make one of these for your kids to play with you would have to cut out a circle and hot glue it to the bottom to hold the arrows, I also used some wool felt ribbon I had on hand for the strap and for the heart that I attached to the front. This is a cute diy arrow and quiver project for those kids who love the hunger games!
I attached a wood sliced ornament (I made those ornaments for Christmas) with a heart on it to the glass quiver. For the chalkboard quiver I made a heart out of the mirrored scrapbook paper and wrote love with chalk on the front of it.
This project was so inexpensive and fast to make. I had the arrows and three quivers done in less than an hour. So if you are not into the traditional valentines decor give this project a shot! If you love the traditional Valentines colors you could always make your quivers in red or pink! Check back over the next two weeks as I will be posting more Subtle Valentines Decor that goes better with my Industrial Farmhouse look!
Want to know what colors are predicted to be “hot” for 2015? Check out the 2015 Color Trends post!
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