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In this post: Arrows seem to be the big thing in farmhouse/cottage/industrial home art these days. Make your own arrow art with paint markers.

Arrows seem to be the big thing in farmhouse/cottage/industrial home art these days. Normally I’m not much of a band-wagon-jumper, but this arrow art is one of those trends I can totally get behind!

Finally decorate your own home – with confidence!

You’re so much closer to a beautifully-decorated home than you think. You just need a little help to get there!

Arrow Art with Paint Markers

Traditionally a Native American symbol, arrows can actually have several meanings. Because an arrow was used to protect one’s family and to hunt, it was a tool for saving and enriching life.

An arrow can symbolize movement or direction.

Two arrows crossed is a symbol of friendship.

A bundle of arrows can signify strength – as one arrow can be easily broken but a bundle of arrows is hard to break.

Or – as in the case of my little painted sign here – arrows can just be for decoration!

Make Your Own Arrow Art with Paint Markers

Painted Arrows on Wood



doodle arrows

1. Doodle a few arrows on paper to get a feel for what arrows you like the look of. Or just look at my doodles. 🙂

draw pencil lines first

pencil lines on wood

2. Using a ruler and a pencil, mark horizontal lines on plaque.

paint marker lines on wood

3. Now go over those lines with paint marker.

drawing arrow heads and tails

paint marker arrows on wood plaque

4. Add arrow heads and fletching (tail) of the arrows.

And since you can use a ruler (and I gave you permission to copy any of my doodle arrows) this is one craft ANYONE could do!

painted arrows

Painted Arrows on Wood

Do you like the arrow trend? Or has another captured your eye?


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shannon photo and sig oct 2022