DIY Valentine’s Day Bow & Arrow Decor

three felt and fabric arrows

This sweet DIY is the perfect holiday project! Valentine’s Day bow and arrows are such a fun gift for the little kiddos in your life. They also make a great DIY prop for Valentine’s Day photoshoots!

side by side images of girl in red and white holding valentine's day bow and arrows
girl in front of white barn holding valentine's day bow
little girl in front of white barn holding valentine's day cupid's bow and arrow props
images of girl holding valentine's day bow and arrows prop in quiver
little girl in white shirt holding red strap around shoulder

What you’ll need:

– One 3/8″ dowel. I got three 16″ arrows from it – buy another one if you’d like more arrows.
– PVC pipe or piece of a carpet tube. (I used 3″ PVC pipe)
– Thin piece of wood. (Mine was 1″ x 29″)
– Strong nylon string.
– One skinny belt. (Preferably red or white)
– White paint.
– Paintbrushes.
– Assorted fabric, thread, twine, felt – whatever you would like to use to decorate.
– Hot glue gun.
Optional: – White vinyl.

How to make it:

– Paint the dowels white and let dry.
– Cut out the arrow tips and hand sew the two edges to the point. Leaving the back side open.
– Hot glue the dowel in between the pieces of fabric (The open space you left in the fabric.) then sew the open side of the arrow tip closed around the dowel.
– Cut out and glue on the “feathers” of the arrow. I used various fabric and styles.
– Decorate the rest of the arrow as desired.

– Paint the stick you got for the bow.
– Cut notches in the ends and tie nylon string around notches, pulling the wood to look like a bow. Make sure that your wood will be strong enough so that it doesn’t break but not so strong that you can’t bend it at all.
– Decorate as desired! I wrapped red yarn around the nylon string to hide the color.

– Cut your PVC pipe – I cut mine to 15″ long.
– I wrapped it with vinyl and hot glued in place. (You could also just paint it.)
– Drill two 1″ holes in the side and loop belt through.
– Decorate as desired.

three white and red felt and fabric valentine's day cupid's arrows

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