Hanging Chalkboard Arrow

Several months ago I bought a wooden arrow at Michael’s. I had an idea but it never got off the ground. So it’s been sitting in my craft room since then, bugging me to do SOMETHING with it! Maybe because I’ve been so chalkboard crazy lately or maybe because Spring has me inspired, but I finally decided what I wanted to do with the arrow!
I first used DecoArt’s Light Buttermilk craft paint to cover the arrow. I really like this color, it’s a very pretty creamy white.
Once that was dry, I used DecoArt’s Chalkboard paint on the front of the arrow. I used a piece of chalk to prime the chalkboard paint once it was dry (and I waited the appropriate amount of cure time, I totally didn’t jump the gun by an hour or two!). Simply turn the chalk on it’s side and rub it all over the surface, covering it with chalk. Wipe off with a rag and your ready to use your chalkboard!
On the back of the arrow, I attached two picture hangers for easy hanging. I looped a torn piece of muslin through the hangers and tied it off in a pretty bow.
With wedding season coming, wouldn’t this be lovely to direct your guests to the wedding or reception location?
Or what about pointing the way to your Easter Egg Hunt?
Or just a fun way to welcome your guests!
It’s so whimsical and fun! The possibilities are endless!
Linking up to these great link parties!


  1. super cute and easy! love it!

  2. So cute! I love all your different ideas!

  3. I love that! I have something similar (but storebought) and I use it to point the way to parties, etc. So fun … I love that you made yours!

  4. A-dorable! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow, this looks lovely, hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  6. I love this idea, thanks for sharing!

  7. Love that- cute & functional! Great combo ๐Ÿ˜‰ Would love for you to link this up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lolly Jane

  8. What a great idea~!! I’d love for you to share on the Glitter Blog link Party!

  9. AAAAhhhh! I love this! Seriously — I REALLY need to get some of this chalkboard paint! Bookmarking this project! Thanks for a great idea!

  10. I love a good chalkboard paint project. Once you open that first can, it’s very addictive!

  11. I love this idea! It’s cute no matter what you do with it, but the wedding sign is adorable!

  12. Very cute!!! I will have to remember to make this when the occasion arises! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. This is great! I love it’s charm and simplicity. Beautiful job!

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