Lately I have a thing for arrows.
And so I made some arrow ornaments for my Christmas tree this year.
They were super simple, so I want to share with you how I made them.
I started off with some clothespins and bamboo skewers.
(each arrow uses 4 clothespins and 1 skewer)
The first thing I did was remove the metal hinges. They actually come off super easily.
Then using my hot glue gun, I glued two clothespins together (flat sides facing out) and then I slid the pointed end of the skewer down the center. This creates the arrow head.
For the arrows tail, I glued two clothes pins onto the opposite end of the skewer.
This time flat sides facing in.
Two more clothes pins were glued right above the tail.
And lastly two more clothes pins were glued an inch or so above the last step.
I also made a couple of clothespin snowflakes. I found the instructions to make them HERE.
I could have left them the raw wood, but I decided I wanted them a darker brown. I could have stained them, but I didn't have the color I wanted. I also could have spray painted them, but again, I didn't have the color I wanted. So I choose to paint them by hand using a craft paint. Although I did have to add a little water to it, to make it easier to reach inside all of the crevasses.
I'm really happy with the way they turned out.
They are a great addition to my tree this year.
Which I will be sharing more of soon.
Thanks for stopping by today,