DIY arrows work in a variety of ways for many celebrations including Valentines’s Day and birthday parties! Put a few in a vase and use as a centerpiece, wrap a Valentine’s gift and place an arrow as a decoration on top, or use them to decorate place settings at a romantic dinner for two.

DIY Valentine Arrows


  • 12-inch wood dowels
  • Paint
  • Foam brushes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape

DIY Arrow Steps

Step 1: Using painter’s tape, tape off where you would like spaces between your colors.

Step 2: Paint wooden dowel desired colors, making sure to use a separate foam brush for each color. Allow paint to dry for at least 1 hour, then remove tape.

Step 3: Cut two identical triangle pieces and two identical “fletching” (feather) pieces out of your paper.

Step 4: Use double-sided tape to affix “fletching” to the end of your dowel.

Step 5: Make diagonal cuts on either side of your dowel to create a feather effect.

Step 6: Cut off excess paper to make a cleaner “fletching” shape.

Step 7: Use double-sided tape to affix bottom of arrow head.

Step 8: Use double-sided tape to affix top part of your arrow head, and your arrow is complete!

Invite friends over with this Evite Invitation to make Valentine arrows and other DIYs on a Valentine’s craft night:

Valentine's Evite Invitation