DIY // Date Idea Arrows

02/01/13

DIY date night valentine arrows

DIY date night valentine arrows

Maybe it’s the free chocolate and the pink and red color combo everywhere, but I’m really into Valentine’s DIY’s this year and I’m going to run with it while I can. Plus I’m a secret romantic at heart despite my off the wall Valentine’s day history

If you’re more crafty and less mushy when it comes to this holiday, then these DIY date idea arrows are just for you. In case you happen to have skipped the crafty gene, you can still use the general concept of date night tags and put them on something else. Like genuine arrows. Just kidding, that would be kind of weird and a little scary.

Materials:

  • 1/4 inch dowel rods
  • felt sheets
  • tacky glue
  • scissors
  • mailing tube
  • wrapping paper (for wrapping around the tube, optional)
  • Martha Stewart round hanging labels (from staples)
  • pen

DIY date night valentine arrows

DIY date night valentine arrows

DIY date night valentine arrows

Cut out a triangle to use as a pattern for the tips of the “arrows”. Cut out two triangles from each color. Place one triangle on a flat surface and cover with tacky glue making sure to get the edges, then place a dowel rod just below halfway down the arrow. Cover a second triangle with glue and then place over top, lining up the edges with the first, and press gently together. Repeat this for all of the dowel rods (I only made three). Once the glue has dried, you can trim up the edges of the triangles with scissors to give them a more finished look.

DIY date night valentine arrows

DIY date night valentine arrows

Repeat the same steps that you took for the arrowheads but use a rectangle shape this time for the ends of the arrows. Once they’re glued in place on both sides like before, cut a v-shape in the bottom edge of the felt and then cut sections along the edges of the rectangles to create a fringed look.

DIY date night valentine arrows

Once the arrows are done, write your date ideas onto the Martha Stewart labels and wrap them around the arrows with twine. To decorate the mailer tube, I wrapped it in gold polka dotted wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby.

DIY date night valentine arrows

DIY date night valentine arrows

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70 thoughts on “DIY // Date Idea Arrows

  1. Gina

    Such a perfect, sweet and so romantic project! Sometimes is so easy and simple to cheer someone! Thank you, you’ve cheered my day :)
    Have a great weekend!

    P.S.: Coming here is always so inspiring!

    Reply
  2. Sharon Garofalow

    Can you please just move to California? I think we should hang out all the time. You can be all crafty and I can just look on and be super jealous of your many talents. I can’ t wait to go through your site and read every post.

    Reply
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  6. Lisa SanSouci

    LOVE, LOVE this idea! My 15 yr old daughter is going to do this for her boyfriend too :) And, it’s so inexpensive for her to do and so unique! I could even have my grandson (he’s 3) make a couple for his Mommy (she doesn’t have a Valentine this year) but to get anything for him, that’s homemade she will LOVE. And it will be so much fun to write down exactly what he says to put on the arrows…lol I can only imagine, what he will come up wth Thank you so much!!

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  23. Siobhan

    I made mini cardboard versions of these using paper straws so I could hide a message inside as an original Valentine’s card idea. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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