Arrows seem to be the big thing in farmhouse/cottage/industrial home art these days.
Normally I'm not much of a band-wagon-jumper, but this is one of those trends I can totally get behind!
Traditionally a Native American symbol, arrows can actually have several meanings. Because an arrow was used to protect one's family and to hunt, it was a tool for saving and enriching life.
An arrow can symbolize movement or direction.
Two arrows crossed is a symbol of friendship.
A bundle of arrows can signify strength – as one arrow can be easily broken but a bundle of arrows is hard to break.
Or – as in the case of my little painted sign here – arrows can just be for decoration!
Make Your Own Arrow Art with Paint Markers
- Artminds Plaque (from Michaels) or a DIY plaque
- white paint marker
- arrows to copy, paper and pen (optional)
1. Doodle a few arrows on paper to get a feel for what arrows you like the look of. Or just look at my doodles. 🙂
2. Using a ruler and a pencil, mark horizontal lines on plaque.
3. Now go over those lines with paint marker.
4. Add arrow heads and fletching (tail) of the arrows.
And since you can use a ruler (and I gave you permission to copy any of my doodle arrows) this is one craft ANYONE could do!
Do you like the arrow trend? Or has another captured your eye?
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