Rustic Feathered Arrow Ornaments

8 Materials
10 Minutes

I know it is wayyyyy too soon to be thinking about Christmas since we are only in June right now, but I wanted to share one of my best selling crafts that I have on my etsy! They these cute little arrow ornaments that scream the word “RUSTIC”! I just received an order for a Peter Pan themed baby shower and I thought that was super cool, since people aren’t just using them for their Christmas trees! Well, without further ado, here is how you make them!
Step 1: Find a twig (notice I said twig, not branch, my daughter brought me a huge branch from outside and told me to make her an ornament with it!) from the outdoors. Then bring it inside.
Step 2: Fold a piece of cardstock in half one time. Cut a triangle on the fold so that when finished cutting, you will have two connected triangles pointed in different directions!
Step 3: Cut a half circle shape in the middle of the triangle, on the fold.
Step 4: Put hot glue on the inside of the folded triangle (this is our arrowhead, by the way) and immediately stick the twig through the circle in the arrowhead and press down around the edges.
Step 5: Put a few drops of hot glue into your large wooden bead. DO NOT fill the bead completely full with hot glue! Immediately put it on the empty end of your twig.
Step 6:  Fill the end of the bead that is not connected to the twig with more hot glue and immediately place your feathers into the glue in the bead.
Step 7: Cut a small length of your twine/string/jute cord. Put a small strip of hot glue on the twig right next to where the cardstock arrow head begins and begin to wrap your string around the twig where the glue is. I usually wrap it around 3 times. Do the same for the other side of the twig where the bead starts.
All FINISHED! Be sure to post photos of your finished project! If you enjoyed this, share with your friends and subscribe to our youtube channel for more tutorials!

Suggested materials:

  • A Real Twig (from the rustic outdoors)
  • Feathers (NOT from the rustic outdoors)
  • Hot Glue Gun
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2 questions
  • Nancy Jenkins
    on Jul 1, 2017

    I have tail feathers collected from when my 2 parrots moult. also someone gave me some feathers from their parrots. Wondering what to do. Have them for sale in indoor item sale. I was also thinking of those cat toys on a rod.
  • Mps12894529
    on Jul 2, 2017

    • What are the arrow head things made of? Myra - New Zea

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