How to make: Mini paper arrows

This is a really quick, cute project to make little decorative arrows that can then be used to embellish cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags or any number of other projects. And they’re so simple!

All you need is some patterned paper, a little bit of twine and a cocktail stick.

Cut two triangles for the point and two leaf/feathers shapes. I like to make the point double sided although you don’t have to and I haven’t bothered for the feathers as I knew I’d be sticking the finished item to something.

You can paint the cocktail stick with some acrylic paint if you like or leave it plain. I left this one unpainted, but I think the next one I do will be half covered in neon pink paint. Or you could coat it in a thin layer of glue and cover it in glitter!

Stick on triangle on either side of one end, and use a paperclip or small peg to hold in place while the glue dries. Stick the feathered shales at the other end and do the same. When they’ve dried in place, use a blob of strong glue (I used Gorilla Glue) to hold the end of the twine in place before wrapping it round, tying in place and fixing with another small blob of glue.

There are so many variations of this you could try – paint or glitter the shaft of the arrow, dip the feathers in paint or glitter, use real feathers rather than paper (I definitely want to try this), use a mix of patterns or even incorporate some vellum like I have.