Scanning Pinterest, the other day, I stumbled on some really cute yarn art. I thought, I bet that would be a fun (and inexpensive) DIY project. Between the ETSY or DIY arrow wall art, I think I actually like my version better, and it was a fraction of the cost of the Etsy version.
To DIY arrow wall art like this, I needed a slab of raw wood,
A pencil and ruler,
Some decorative nails,
A pair of scissors,
And some yarn.
To start my DIY arrow wall art I laid my unfinished wood slab on the table, right-side up.
Then, I used my ruler and pencil to mark the wood, where the nails would need to go – making sure to center the arrow in the middle of the wood. I was also careful to create a symmetrical design on the wood. At certain points, like the bottom of the arrow, I drew a straight line between the points, in order to space the dots evenly. Once I had the dots marked, though, I erased the unwanted lines and markings.
With my trusty hammer, in hand, I gingerly nailed the decorative nails into the unfinished wood board. I carefully drove a nail into each marked point, starting at the top, and working my way downward.
Once I had all of the nails firmly planted in the wood, I grabbed my yarn. To start, I made a slip-knot at one end of the yarn. After slipping that over the nail at the top of the arrow, I pulled it tight, and I cut off the excess yarn.
With the yarn secured to the board, it was time to make an arrow with yarn. I made sure to follow the exact stringing pattern they used to make the Etsy version. If you follow the GIFs closely, you’ll see where to begin and end, and what-not. The beauty is the simplicity, and the fact that the yarn rarely passes over a nail twice, keeping the design understated.
When I was all done, I tied the yarn to another nail, with another slip-knot. After tightening the knot, I cut off the excess yarn, and I was done!
For my DIY arrow wall art, I used a gorgeous multi-colored yarn, and I think it added that “something special” the Etsy version didn’t even have.
Have fun making your own & don’t forget to have fun putting your own spin on it!