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DIY date night valentine arrows
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DIY Date Idea Arrows

These easy-to-follow arrows will help you plan the perfect date night every time!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: DIY
Keyword: diy date arrows
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Scissors

Ingredients

  • 1/4 inch dowel rods — Length is dependent on how long your mailing tubes are.
  • Felt sheets — Colors of your choice
  • Tacky glue — Or any fabric craft glue
  • Mailing tubes
  • Wrapping paper Optional for wrapping around the tube.
  • Round hanging labels We purchased labels from Martha Stewart’s line at Staples.
  • Pen

Instructions

  • 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. Then place it 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.
    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.
  • Once the arrows are done, write your date ideas (or even special messages) onto the 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.