My dining room has a Farmhouse/Boho/Rustic vibe going on so I wanted my Valentine décor and mantle to go along with that. I knew I wanted to make a bow and after browsing Pinterest there wasn't anything that didn't require a bowed branch or pvc pipe. If we weren't buried in snow here in Utah I would have loved to find a curved branch, but I went for the next best thing.
You know the rack of inexpensive toys you can find at the Grocery store or gas station. I know these toys all too well. My 4 year old loves these toys and they are a good bribe for being good while grocery shopping. I knew we had a couple of bow and arrow sets so I went digging through toys until I found one. They are only $2.99 new.
After a few coats of gold spray paint...
Gold spray paint never disappoints! Now for the arrows. I knew I wanted to use sticks to give the Rustic look so I cut a few from some bushes in my front yard.
For the tips I cut a few triangles and hearts. 2 per arrow. Hot glue them to the tip with the stick in the middle of felt. On the other end glue feathers and wrap with twine. For the felt feathers I cut 2 rectangles, glued them closed on the end of the stick then cut into feather shape and cut slits.
I am very busy just like many of you, so I'm all about fast and easy projects that make a big impact. This was just that! Now run to the nearest Dollar store or gas station and find yourself a bow! If you make this quick DIY please share and tag us!