DIY Valentine’s Day Arrow Napkins

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~Struck By Cupid~

 

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and I’ve started working on creating a Valentine table for two. After getting inspired by the current Arrow trend in home decor, I decided to create some DIY Valentine’s Day Arrow Napkins.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Take a peek at some of the arrow inspiration that I found…

How great is this pillow from Earth Cadets?

arrow pillows

Pottery Barn never disappoints. Just look at these arrow bookends.

arrow bookends

With such a cool trend, who could resist incorporating into Valentine’s Day. It’s perfect for Cupid’s favorite day!

This project is easy and fun! I used some plain white napkins that I’ve had for a while, but you could definitely get some new ones from the dollar store. For the arrows, I used these great fabric markers from Tulip. The markers are permanent. You make your creation and let them dry for 24 hours. They are then completely washable.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

I wanted the design to be as symmetrical as possible, even though I knew I’d be doing it freehand, so I used Frog Tape to create straight lines. I wanted the arrows to be 2″ long and I wanted 2″ between the arrows. Using a sharpie, I marked the 2 inches where the arrows would be drawn.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Once I had the tape set, I used the red fabric marker to create the straight line of the arrow.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

After the lines were made, I removed the tape and began creating the arrow heads and the fletchings (the “feathers” on the end of the arrow).  For the fletchings, I drew three angled marks on each side of the arrow.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

For the arrow heads, I drew little triangles.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

 The arrows are spaced evenly and are all the same length, but the freehand arrow heads and fletchings make the napkins unique and one-of-a-kind.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

After the design was finished, I allowed them to dry and gave the napkins a touch up with the iron.

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

Valentine's Day Arrow Napkins

The table will soon be set for a Valentine’s Day dinner for two!

 

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