DIY Galentine's Day Arrows


Hi, I'm Kendall! I'm a mom, teacher, decorator, DIY enthusiast, and lover of beautiful design. I recently launched my own design company, Kendall Wilson Design, in order to live what I love: creating charming yet sophisticated interiors and events. After planning and crafting for my own wedding nearly six years ago I knew I had to incorporate more creativity into my daily life, and now I'm finally doing just that.  

Connecting with Reichel to plan a Galentine's Day Brunch was such a fun opportunity. What's better than a party with your gal pals who ogle over all of the pretty details? Just as every room needs a unique, statement piece, I believe every party needs some unexpected whimsy. Often crafting these elements yourself is the most satisfying way to accomplish this goal (and impress your guests!).  

I love the arrow motif for Valentine's Day because it's less expected than the typical hearts you tend to see everywhere this time of year. I figured out a simple and cheap way to bring hand-crafted arrows to our Galentine's Day table. Enjoy! 



Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.

Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.

Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.

Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.

Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.

Getting crafty and creating fun and easy DIY Galentine's or Valentine's Day arrow party decorations for cheap with Copy Cat Chic.



supplies
narrow wooden dowels (leftover wooden chopsticks could work, too)
wire ribbon (optional)


directions
1 | Decide on the color scheme for your arrows.  For this Galentine's brunch I used a variety of blush tones with gold accents.  You don't need huge amounts, so whatever paper scraps you happen to have lying around are great.  You just want your paper to be thick enough to hold its shape and stand up to a hot glue gun.  Free paint swatches at your local hardware store are a great place to gather thick paper in a variety of colors.

2 | Once you have your paper, cut out your arrowheads and feather tails.  After you cut out your first set, you can use it as a stencil for the others.  The arrowhead is a simple triangle, and the feathers are the shape of a slender leaf with fringe cut around the border.  I like to cut the feathers free hand, so they are unique.  For the fringe, don't put too much thought into it, just dive in with your scissors!  No need to be perfect.  

3 | Now it's time to assemble your arrows.  A few simple lines of hot glue are all it takes.

4 | To give extra flare to each arrow, it looks great to wrap parts of each wooden dowel with coordinating washi tape and/or ribbon.  Here I wrapped the base of each arrow several times with narrow gold ribbon.  I wrapped the ends of the wire ribbon around my finger a few times to give each arrow a little more character and dimension.

5 | And voila!  You can now send love on Cupid's arrow to each of your favorite gals.  These could be used as place cards, food cards, or simply unique table top decor like we did here.


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Copy Cat Chic Room Redo | Soothing Beige Bedroom

A Soothing Beige Bedroom featured by Emily Henderson and recreated by Copy Cat Chic for less.


TOTAL | $2,291

bed $330 | nightstand $394 rug $279
lamps (2) $143 | bench $100 | duvet $249 | shams (EA) $59
shades (ea) $222 | throw $20 | basket $55 | bowl $16

This beige beauty comes from the pages of House Beautiful. As serene and neutral as can be, this lovely bedroom is all about giving your eyes a rest from the colorful chaos of the outside world. No fussy pillows, no clutter, no entrancing artwork - just soft linen textures and tones. Imagine that basket by the bed filled with your favorite magazines, or better yet, make it happen in your own home! 




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Copy Cat Chic Room Redo | Peachy Keen Dining Nook

Nina Dobrev's eat in kitchen dining nook recreated for less by Copy Cat Chic.


TOTAL | $1,554

chairs (2) $200 | table $308 | bench $599
bench cushion $125 | pendant $61 | bowl $35
vase $39 | painted pillows (ea) $30
white pillow $25 | VELVET PILLOWS (EA) $75

 Celebrities seem to have it all, but we commoners can have Nina Dobrev's lovely dining nook too! This gorgeous set up is ideal for an eat-in kitchen in need of a little more style and function. I love the warmth of the copper chairs and peachy textiles mixed with the inky black table and light fixture. Using a dining bench is a great solution when you don't have room for four chairs to pull in and out, plus it creates a cozy spot for kids and adults alike. This spot is perfect for everything from coffee to champagne!




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Seletti Gold Edition Skull

Seletti Gold Edition Skull $115 vs Z Gallerie Morton Skull $15



Seletti Gold Edition Skull | $115
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Copy Cat Chic Room Redo | Palm Paradise Dining Room

Today's room redo is a guest post brought to you by Shannon Andl. I'm so excited to have her visiting us on the blog today. She has a great eye and brought you a STEAL of a dining room. The whole thing is only around $1,600! Pretty amazing deal right?
Jenny Bernheim's Palm Paradise Dining Room recreated for less by Copy Cat Chic.
TOTAL | $1,624

hAND-LOOMED SILVER RUG $499 | INDUSTRIAL DINING TABLE $297
arm chair (ea) $66 | DINING CHAIR (EA) $55
SET OF ANTIQUED MIRRORS $179 | WHITE SIDE TABLE $88
gOLD DRUM STOOL $89 | OVERSIZE PALM PRINT $64
TEXTURED VASES $15 | FUCHSIA HYDRANGEAS (EA) $5
BLACK COFFEE MUG (EA) $4



This chic dining room, from Jenny Bernheim's West Hollywood apartment, is a perfect example of how to use bold artwork in a space. The unique industrial table forms a perfect runway towards the over sized palm print, drawing you into the room. The table is surrounded by the subtle curves of mid century modern Eames chairs, grounded by a beautiful silk rug. The rug isn't the only piece of jewelry in the room, metallics anchor both corners; a set of antiqued mirrors and opposite, a gold drum stool. Limiting the accents to metals and neutrals allow the bold plants (natural or printed) to steal your eye. Hey Jenny, can't wait to come over for dinner soon! 


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Shannon Andl is a Jersey Girl making her mark as an Interior Designer for a major architectural firm in New York City. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and a minor in Marketing. Specializing in residential and hospitality design Shannon enjoys creating luxurious spaces within your budget. Her eye for seamlessly mixing colors, textures and patterns have defined her design aesthetic. She looks forward to showing you spaces that will inspire you to incorporate new designs into your home. Follow her on her new Instagram Shandl_Design.


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