I love my local church and recently started helping out with the women’s ministry there. Shortly after I started helping, there was a women’s meeting that they needed centerpieces for and asked if I could do them. However there was no budget, so I was going to need to get very creative if I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to create centerpieces for all the tables.
Our speaker was going to be talking on Isaiah 49:2 “He made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away.” In keeping with the theme of the verse, I thought it would be really fun to have a quiver full of rustic arrows contrasted against one gold arrow.
After doing some research, I realized it was probably best to just DIY the whole thing, and it ended up being the best possible choice. I rummaged through some old scrapbook paper and craft supplies and found everything I needed to make them. The only exception was the sticks/branches needed for the rustic arrows, and those I gather with my son on a little walk around our neighborhood. Supplies for one arrow filled quiver include:
- 8.5×11 piece of cardstock (I printed our verse on the top and bottom edges)
- Narrow piece of scrapbook paper for decorative accent
- Flower Foam
- Mini Dowel
- Paper for arrow tip (gold) and fletching (brown)
- Gold Spray paint
- Glue Gun
To make the rustic arrows, from the brown paper, cut out fletching (I drew lines on mine to make it look feathery) and use glue gun to secure to the end of the stick.
To make the polished arrow, spray paint the dowel gold. From the gold paper, cut out an arrow tip (or use white paper and spray paint it gold) and use the glue gun to secure to the tip of the dowel.
Cut the flower foam small enough to fit inside the quiver. Stick all the arrows into the foam and place inside the quiver.
It seriously was so simple and quick, yet it was absolutely adorable and perfect for our theme (it’d also be perfect for a Hunger Games themed event!). I also ended up making a very large one for the main food table from poster board.