A few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for my rustic twig arrow ornaments over at Yellow Bliss Road. They ended up being quite a hit and were even featured on Country Living’s website recently! Today, I am reposting them here in case you might have missed it. These ornaments were the beginning inspiration for our Christmas tree this year. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!
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Today I have another easy and creative DIY craft, especially if you love arrows and are looking to make your own ornaments this year. These twig arrow ornaments are a good mix of rustic and bohemian styles and would make for great conversation pieces on any Christmas tree.
So let’s get started…
The supplies you will need include:
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I purchased the feathers, wooden beads and red striped upholstery webbing at craft stores. The gray striped webbing and hemp twine were vintage finds, but you should be able to find them both at crafts stores or online.
Once you have gathered your twigs, break them into small sizes roughly five inches long, but you can vary them larger and smaller. Dab a small amount of hot glue on one end and adhere a feather. You might need to first cut the tips so that the feathers don’t extend too long on the twigs.
I was really loving them at this stage, but since my holiday style this year is what I am calling, “Boho Cabin”, I decided to add some natural and colorful wooden beads. Make sure the beads you select have large enough holes to fit over the twigs. I ended up dabbing a little more glue on the twigs before putting the beads on to make sure they stayed in place.
I varied the sizes and colors…this part you can get really creative with! If you prefer an all natural look, you could skip the colored beads. There are so many possibilities!
The next step is to make some “arrow heads.” For mine, I chose jute upholstery webbing because it is rustic and sturdy,and I love the way it looks. Cut out double triangles for every arrow. They don’t have to be perfect. The webbing does fray a little, but once it is glued, it stays together fine.
I wasn’t sure when I started how they would turn out, but now they are completely inspiring my Christmas tree theme for this year. I can’t wait to get it up and decorated!
Today, I am also sharing my last guest post as part of Kristin’s Creative Team over at Yellow Bliss Road. Head that way when you are done here to check out how I made these Glam Napkin Rings:
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