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Hey there!  It’s Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today to share a super simple and easy little DIY project.  These decorative, wooden arrows are fun to make and add the perfect amount of whimsy to a gallery wall.  I made them for my daughter’s room, but I think they’d be great in any space!  They’re so quick to whip up you could even create a whole wall of nothing but these fun arrows, which as side note would also be a great way to use up any leftover scrap wood you might have lying around your garage.


1.  Scrap Wood – whatever you’ve got will do – I used wood shims and leftover decorative moulding for mine.

2. Hand Saw/ Miter Box
3. Wood Glue
4. Wood Filler
5. Paint – or stain  – or nothing  – your choice!

Start by deciding how long you want your arrows to be and how big you want your heads and tails to be.   Then for the heads, you will use a hand saw to cut identical pieces with angles pointing in like this.
making wood arrows
Next lay your head over the long piece (the arrow shaft) and use a pencil to mark where you’ll need to cut the shaft to fit.
DIY wood arrows
Carefully cut along the pencil mark- one angle at a time.
For the tail pieces, you will cut each piece at the same angle, but the two pieces will be the opposite angle like this.
DIY wooden arrows
Once you’re done cutting all your pieces, grab some wood glue and put your arrows together.
wooden arrows DIY
It’s a good idea to protect your work surface with a sheet of parchment paper.
wood arrows DIY
Once the glue is dry you can use wood filler to fill in any gaps.
wood arrows
When the filler is dry, grab some paint or stain and have fun!  Or leave them as is. I chose some fun preppy colors for my daughter’s room!  And all that was needed to hang them was small command strip because they hardly weigh a thing!
decorative wooden arrows
They add such a fun, whimsical element to this little gallery wall!
gallery wall with wood arrows
You can find the details on the silhouette art here, the ombre painting here and the framed instagram watercolor prints here.  I love gallery walls that are personal and creative, so I mix in lots of hand crafted, vintage and special treasures.  How about you?  Do you like to mix lots of elements in a gallery wall arrangement?

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