Make a special wedding or anniversary gift with this Family Name Rustic Wooden Arrow!
Hi again Kenarry readers! It’s Valerie from Occasionally Crafty, and I am so excited to share my latest project with you! Recently I attended a good friend’s 50th wedding anniversary party! Wow! That is such an achievement. This couple has been through it all and give such inspiration to the rest of us. I wanted to make them something special to commemorate the occasion!
I picked up an unfinished wooden arrow at Michael’s. If you’re more handy with power tools, you could easily make one with some scrap lumber, but again, I tend towards the lazy side of crafting, so I bought mine premade.
After a quick sanding, I applied a single coat of Chalky Finish paint from Decoart’s Americana Decor line. I chose “yesteryear”, a bluish-gray color that is a great neutral to match any color scheme.
I let my paint dry overnight, and then prepped my vinyl decal to apply.
I designed the name and “est.1965” in Silhouette Studio, then cut it out using some black adhesive vinyl. I applied the vinyl using some clear transfer tape, and that’s pretty much it!
This beautiful arrow gift was simple to make and frugal as well. This would look beautiful as part of a gallery wall, on a mantle or shelf, or really anywhere in your home.
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Valerie is a creative blogger, wife and mother, an avid reader, a sometimes crafter, and a lover of all things music. After graduating from BYU with a degree in music education, she moved to Phoenix to teach high school band. She left her teaching career to raise her three kids (currently 10, 8, and 5) and became a blogger in hopes of sharing her love of simple, beautiful projects with other busy women at Occasionally Crafty. Her favorite thing to make is anything for seasonal/holiday. She is happiest when at home with her family, snuggled up with a good book.