Hi Everybody! Dru here from Polka Dot Poplars. My daughters and I love to create and one of the most popular posts in our history has been Jessica's pallet wood arrows. So, I thought I would share the tutorial on how she made them.
- First we dismantled a pallet.
- Then we cut 2 boards 24 inches long.
- Now the pink arrows point is 9 inches wide cut at a 45 degree angle and 7 inched long the first tip is 4 inches long, just to give you an idea.
- Each tail on the pink arrow is 6 inches long cut at a 45 degree angle.
- Each of the white arrows tail pieces are 2 and 1/4 inches wide cut at 45 degree angle.
- I sketched the tip of the arrow to what I thought looked good and cut it out with a jig saw.
- The rest of the wood was cut with a chop saw.
- I then glued all the pieces together with some gorilla glue and let it sit for 4 hours. ( I hate waiting!)
- I painted the pink one with some acrylic paint I had on hand and the white one I Mod Podged some vintage wallpaper on to it. I really loved the way the natural wood looked too, but I had this idea in my mind and I went with that first. The next one I do I will just leave alone.
- Then I attached some alligator brackets on the back to hang them on the wall.
My hubby was skeptical at first but I think he likes the way they turned out, too. He even likes the pink! :)
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