- Arrows of some sort. You can either make some with wooden rods or sticks of some sort and feathers. I found my arrows on eBay for $20. There are a variety on eBay and Etsy. Make sure to shop for old or vintage ones so they aren’t super expensive. Also it’s good to look for arrows with blunt tips… we don’t want to hang pointy objects that could fall or hurt us!
- Colored thread or yarn. I bought my threat at Michael’s for just a couple of dollars. I recommend getting three colors you love.
- I like to secure the arrow that I’m working on in between my two knees to hold it steady while I tie the string around. Pick where you want the first color to go. Wrap the string around once and then wrap the string around the loose end that is cut to hold it in place.
- Continue wrapping the string around the arrow covering the loose end.
- Wrap the string down as far as you want that color to go. I like to twist the arrow while holding the string in one hand to make the wrapping go faster. Play with it for a while until you find a method that works best for you.
- Cut the string when you finish the color. Tuck it underneath the row you wrapped right above it and then cut the string. In mine you can see a little bit of the string poking out where I cut it but it doesn’t bother me. I will probably take some elmer’s glue and maybe smooth it over.
- Continue with the other colors in sections where you want them on the arrow.
- Display the arrows either in a jar, a vase, an old bottle or hang them on your wall.
- Enjoy the new decoration that you’ve created!
I hope you all enjoyed this little DIY project. Stay tuned for more!