Want a beautiful home on a budget? Let me show ya how to get it in just 3 steps!

Arrow Art Made With a Ruler and Paint Markers

This post contains affiliate links & photos. See our full disclosure here.

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!

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?


Shop the Post…

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”1174927″]

Related Content

shannon sign off
home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

A little 🖤 for Home Made Lovely

My aha moment!

I found my style and was able to bring our small space together for our family of 8! My aha moment was when you talked about undertones! That was the moment when I could bring everything together.

Danae C.

Falling in love with our home again

My ah-ha moment was when I realized I was going about things all the wrong way. I loved the house but it didn't feel like home. BUT now because of your course...I am falling in love with our home all over again.

Cheryl P.

Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

You have been very helpful in just identifying my style and what I like! Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

Dawn G.

Decorating is not as complicated as it once seemed!

I love your easy process to determine my style. I've also learned that my style has changed over the years and seasons of my life and that decorating properly/successfully is NOT as complicated as it once seemed!!!

Sheryl R.

Lightbulb moment!

Your explanation of paint colors was the light bulb moment for me! I am enjoying your teaching.  Thanks!

Pat J.

Filled me with the confidence I need

Oh Shannon, thank you, thank you thank you!!  I wish I could download you and take you with me, but your Decor Staples Checklist has definitely given me the guidance and filled me with the confidence I need!

Zee V.

Love this idea!

Orbs are such a great decor item to add to a space. Staining the hoops really gives them a vintage feel. Thanks for the inspiration.


I love your instructions!

LMAO!! I love your How Not to Paint Cabinet instructions! It made me laugh with good humor! Kudos for sharing your lessons learned!!

Tom H.

Done with Haphazard Decor!

I'm so done with Haphazard Decor! (Yes, I think I just made that "style" up). Thank you for your style quiz!


So Accurate!

I thought the quiz was so accurate, I want my friends to do it. I feel I like such a mix of things and the quiz described them all so well!

Lisa G.

A trusted friend

Before I felt overwhelmed by my clutter. Now, I feel like I have a trusted friend alongside me to pull me out of my paralysis with a fresh mindset!


"Home is the most important place on earth."

xo, Shannon