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Love Arrow Sign – Home Decor Gift Idea

Last week we shared a tutorial on how to make macramé arrows and that got me thinking about other ways to use arrows in our boho décor style. Something that’s unique, easy to make or customize, and that uses things we normally throw away. Like this LOVE arrow sign. It ticks all of those boxes and more.

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

The sign is another fun gift idea, that can be displayed all year long. It fits all kinds of décor styles; from farmhouse to minimalist to crazy bohos like me.  And the best thing about it….. the LOVE arrow sign doesn’t even take 30 minutes to make, plus you get to play around with wire word art too. And you know how much we love using wire art in our décor 🙂

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. Includes two free printables #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

As a bonus, I’ve also included two Valentine’s themed printables you can download for free a little further down in the post. Just in case, you need a few more pretty things for that gallery wall of yours 😉

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

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What you need

What you need to make the LOVE arrow sign #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

How to make the LOVE Arrow Sign

Print the free template, and cut a piece of jewelry wire, about 20cm long (about 8”). Use the template as a guide to form the letter of the word “LOVE”. You can read more about wire art and how to bend the wire here.

Trace the letters with your wire #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

For the sharp bends, like the top left of the “O” and top left of the “V”, it helps to use needle-nose pliers to squish the wire together.

Use needle nose pliers for the sharp bends #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Once you’re happy with your “LOVE” letter art, cut the dowel stick into two pieces as follows:

  • 1 x 8 cm (3 1/8”)
  • 1 x 11 cm (4 3/8”)

Place your handsaw on its side and move the shorter dowel stick along the saw to make a small groove in one end.

Making a groove for the arrowhead #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Drill a small hole in one end of each of the dowel sticks. Put a tiny drop of glue inside the holes and insert the wire “LOVE” letters.

Drill a small hole in the dowel sticks #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

The “E” should face the groove you made earlier and the “L” will point towards the back of the arrow. Glue two feathers on the back of the longer dowel stick. Wherever possible, I buy cruelty-free feathers. It’s good karma and the poor birds don’t end up walking around naked or even worse, losing their lives for my crafting pleasure. If you don’t want to use feathers, you can always make some macramé ones instead.

Glue on some cruelty free feathers on the back #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Making the arrowhead

Cut the empty soda can open with a pair of scissors. Soda cans are surprisingly soft and easy to cut, just mind the sharp cut edges.

Use scissors to cut open a soda can #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Cut two rectangles roughly 6 cm x 7 cm ( 2.5” x 3”) and glue them together so the shiny side is on the outside. Cut a triangle shape to make the arrowhead.

Draw a basic arrow shape on the soda can #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Add a small drop of glue inside the groove you made earlier and insert the arrowhead. Wrap some twine around the feathers and the arrowhead to add a little contrast and visual interest.

Finishing the LOVE arrow sign off

I had this vision in my head of suspending the arrow on a rustic piece of wood, and the best way to achieve that was to screw two screws into the wood and then glue the LOVE arrow sign on top.

Drill two screws into a piece of wood and balance the arrow on top #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

We stained the wood using our Rusty Nail Muti to give it that gorgeous aged effect. The LOVE arrow sign has been hung with two framed Valentine’s printables that you can download free here.

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. Includes two free printables #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

I’m so happy with how the sign looks hanging on our wall. It’s such a simple craft idea that makes a really lovely statement. And it hardly costs a thing.

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

You can replace the word “LOVE” with “HOPE” or “PEACE” or any other word that means something special to you. I’ll be making two more for my kids using their names. My daughter is going through a yellow phase at the moment, so I think I’ll dip her feathers in gold paint and maybe use gold jewelry wire so it fits with her decor. I can always paint the arrowhead too 😉

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

What do you think? Is it something you would make for your home? Or as a gift for a new homeowner?

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. Includes two free printables #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

If you like the idea of making a “LOVE” arrow sign, don’t forget to pin it for later.

Make a gorgeous LOVE arrow sign to add to your gallery wall. It’s fun, easy and you can customize the wire words to fit your unique style. Includes two free printables #gallerywall #acraftymix #valentinesday #lovearrow #bohodecor #lovedecor #DIYArrowdecor #ArrowPrintable #arrowDIY #arrowcrafts #DIYWirewords

Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used to make the “LOVE” arrow sign, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

Piokio 120pcs Large White Feathers Bulk for Crafts, Wedding, Halloween Party Christmas Decoration
Dowel Rods Wood Sticks 3/8 Inch X 12 Inches 5000 Pieces Woodpeckers Wooden Dowel Rods
Pandahall 180 Feet Silver Aluminum Craft Wire 12 Gauge Flexible Metal Wire for Jewelry Making

Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

MyGift 16.5 Inch Wall Mounted Arrow Design Love Black Metal Decorative Sign
AuldHome Farmhouse Wall Art Arrows (Set of 3); Decorative Wall Ornament Set of Wooden Arrows
Love shops Wall Art Decor,Love Arrow Vinyl Carving Wall Decal Sticker for Home Decoration

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you so much for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Holiday Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts, Wire Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: February 8, 2020 18:52

    Katrin

    I've tried once to ¨write¨with wire and it was an epic fail. You make it look so easy, OMG it's perfect!!!
    • Posted: February 9, 2020 05:36

      acraftymix

      Mmmmmm, I wonder if you may have used the wrong wire, my friend. It needs to be pliable enough to bend easily, but strong enough to hold its shape. Jewelry wire is always a good choice
  • Posted: February 4, 2020 01:14

    Barbara Chapman

    Really cute arrow sign, Michelle!!! Your arrow makes me think of the ones my son made when he was in Boy Scouts in the Order of the Arrow. He made his with real sinew to wrap around real arrowheads but the look is identical to yours! Love it!!! Happy February and have fun decorating for Valentine's Day, Barb :)
    • Posted: February 4, 2020 04:43

      acraftymix

      Thank you, Barbara 😘 We tried making real arrows heads when we made our bookends and it's not as easy as it looks. Utmost respect for the hunters of old who used to make them all the time.
  • Posted: February 2, 2020 18:53

    Anonymous

    I like how you used the stuff you have at the house. It is cost-effective and so stylish to boot.
    • Posted: February 3, 2020 06:15

      acraftymix

      I love it when we can shop our home to make something pretty 😉
  • Posted: February 2, 2020 17:51

    Marie

    You ALWAYS come up with the most unique ideas that are surprisingly easy to make! How stick'n adorable is this love arrow sign 💓 Even cooler that it's suspended. Pinned
    • Posted: February 3, 2020 06:16

      acraftymix

      Stick'n adorable 😂 I love that Marie and thanks so much for the pin
  • Posted: January 29, 2020 15:04

    Michelle

    This is such a cute sign! I love how you used stuff you already had at home. And using feathers gives the sign such a natural look. Great job!
    • Posted: January 29, 2020 16:58

      acraftymix

      😘 thank you, Michelle. The feathers do add that extra dimension and just knowing they're harm-free makes my heart happy.
  • Posted: January 29, 2020 01:21

    Kim

    This is so beautiful, Michelle. The lines are so delicate and simple. I could see this in any room in my home...of course, my girls would snatch it up in a second!!
    • Posted: January 29, 2020 04:57

      acraftymix

      🤗 And I would make your beautiful girls one each just to hear them sing live Kim.
  • Posted: January 28, 2020 00:05

    Anita holland

    This is gorgeous and using products we all have at home. Love it 🥰
    • Posted: January 28, 2020 09:40

      acraftymix

      Thanks maaiki, glad you like it 😘
  • Posted: January 27, 2020 19:19

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Oh, Michelle what a fun idea! I love the arrow it is soooo cute! I would definitely leave it up all year long. I've been telling myself that I need to try forming some words out of wire, just haven't gotten around to it. Love your print outs too! Super cute!
    • Posted: January 28, 2020 09:41

      acraftymix

      Oh, you have to start playing with wire art Linda. You'd be a natural with all the jewelry you make 💓
  • Posted: January 27, 2020 14:35

    Deana Landers

    I Love This. It is so simple and elegant 💙
    • Posted: January 27, 2020 14:41

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Deana 💞
  • Posted: January 27, 2020 13:43

    Maria Brittis

    This is so cute. I have so many boards like this love to try it.
    • Posted: January 27, 2020 14:41

      acraftymix

      Have fun making your LOVE arrow Maria 😘
  • Posted: January 27, 2020 13:25

    Lori Nell

    This arrow is so fun! Thank you for sharing, Michelle!
    • Posted: January 27, 2020 13:29

      acraftymix

      You're most welcome, Lori. I'm glad you like it 😉

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