How to Make Wood Arrows: DIY Woodworking Tutorial

Woodworking: Today you will learn how to make Wooden Arrows. Making Wood Arrows is very easy and you can make it in minimum cost. Its a great thing for your home decor. 
Choose from these woodworking project plans with step-by-step instructions and staining and finishing guidance.
Have you noticed arrows are…EVERYWHERE lately? Yeah, me too! And Ithink they’re rather fabulous to decorate with! What do you think? Ihave been crushing on wood arrows lately and so after eyeballing someleftover wood scraps {from my board and batten project}, I decided it wouldn’t be too hard to make my own arrows!

How to Make Wood Arrows: DIY Woodworking Tutorial

I’ve been on such a DIY kick lately. I love it! Power tools are addicting. So today I’m sharing with you how to make wood arrows! And trust me, from a Newbie DIYer, these are EASY! 

DIY Wood Arrows

We had several leftover 1×2’s from the board and batten in my Dining Room {details to come soon!} because I decided not to do the top ledge. I was tryingto come up with a use for them when I was looking at some trianglepieces of scrap wood and it hit me. I could totally make simple woodarrows! So here they are! I totally love them.

How to Make Wood Arrows


  • 7 feet of 1×2 pine boards
  • Compound Saw {I use this saw}
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain {I used Jacobean by Minwax}
  • Small Brush
  • Paper Towels
  • Saw
  • Electric Hand Sander
  • Sand Paper

 *Always use proper safety precautions when handling power tools. Always wear gloves and safety glasses when using tools.*

How to Make Wood Arrows: DIY Woodworking Tutorial

1. First make the cuts as shown above. All cut angles are either straight or 45 degrees.

*If you want your arrows to have distress marks on them, go ahead and bang them up a little bit after step one.

How to Make DIY Wooden Arrows

2. Then using your brush, brush on stain going with the grain of thewood. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes and then wipe off the excessstain with a paper towel. Allow stain to dry according to packageinstructions.
TIP: Always stain first and then glue your wood. Yes, I learned this the hard way 🙂
 3. Glue the arrow pieces together using wood glue. Use a thin, evenlayer of glue and wipe away the excess glue. Allow glue to dry for 24hours.

How to Make DIY Wooden Arrows

4. {sorry no picture} Using the electric hand sander, round the edges of the arrows and sand the flat surfaces of the arrows as well to get a worn look. You will expose some of the natural, unstained wood andthat’s ok. I think it looks fabulous like that! After I’ve used thesander, I like to finish with a piece of sand paper to smooth out smalldetails and places I can’t get with an electric sander.

How to Make DIY Wooden Arrows

Then hang your wood arrows on your walls! Or even place them on mantels, shelves, or in a corner.
HANGING TIP: I used sewing pins and a hammer to hang my arrows. That you don’t get distracted by seeing silver nail headsaround my wood arrows.

So how will you decorate with your wood arrows? If you make some, please take a picture and tag me! I’ve love to see them!
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