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DIY: drumstick arrows

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As some of you know, Joey used to be the drummer for The Click Five.  So, naturally, he has a lot of used drum sticks lying around that I decided were begging to be used in a DIY project! Because he can drum at the speed of a flying arrow, I thought it appropirate to honor that by turning his old sticks into decorative arrows you can hang on your wall or arrange in a vase on your mantle, etc! And now, drumroll please…

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Prep It:

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Do It!:

  1. Tape off the tips of your drumsticks (this part will be the arrows) so they’re all relatively the same length.
  2. Tape off the remainder of the drumstick in any way you choose. Get creative! I chose to do a spiral, triangles and stripes.
  3. Paint your drumsticks. Tip: I painted all the drumstick tips the same color  to really give it an arrow feel but I used different colors to paint the body of the arrow.
  4. Hot glue feathers to the ends of your drumsticks.
  5. Wrap the ends of your feathers (to cover the glue) and near the tip of your “arrows” with artificial sinew.  Leave different length ties and tails for a more authentic look.  (tip: if you put a dab of hot glue when you start wrapping your drumstick it will keep the sinew in place and prevent it from sliding.)
  6. Display your new arrows and make sure to send me a picture. #mrkate! xx

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