Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pallet Wood Arrows

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Thats it!
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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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2 comments:

  1. These are awesome Dru ... saw the bed turned shelf at fleattitude, how awesome!!

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