It’s been a little while since I did my gorgeous craft room reveal and I have since been sharing my gallery wall projects with you all. Today I will be sharing one of my favourite projects simply because I love working with wood and my jigsaw. I used to be so scared of the jigsaw, but the more I practice the better I get.. I decided to have a go at making a DIY arrow from some scrap wood.
If you follow my Pinterest boards you will know I am a huge fan of gallery walls, arrow and signs! When my husband got me some free pallets I was so happy, as it meant I could make my own signs and spend almost nothing!
First job was to strip off the pallets. It’s a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy. I used a crow bar and a hammer to get the nails out. I did not use a template just measured the angles using my angle ruler (my favourite tool at the moment!!) I measured 10cm and drew a horizontal line accross, then measured the next 10 cm and drew another line. I then drew a diagnol line from top left corner to bottom right corner to give me the angle.
I then cut out the diamond shapes one by one. The pallet wood is a little rough so I sanded the shapes before I assembled them to form an arrow and glued them together. There were some tiny gaps, which I filled with some wood filler.
When dry, I used some frog tape to get nice crisp lines as I was going for two tone effect – turquoise and wood. I painted alternate diamond shapes and let it dry.
Once dry I used some sticky tape to put them on the wall.
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