Golden Arrow Bookends & CCBG #23

Happy Thursday! Once again, I’ve joined up with my crafty friends from the Creative Craft Blog Group {CCGB} to bring you our weekly Link Party CCBG#23. You can linkup  any of your crafty projects or recipes below….after you read all about my DIY Golden Arrow Bookends….of course.

DIY Golden Arrow Bookends

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My 16 year old daughter asked me if I could do something with these bookends because they were too juvenile for her room but she didn’t want to get rid of them. I love that my recycle, reuse and repurpose mentality is rubbing off on her. So my hubby removed the flower piece and left me with 2 “L” shaped wooden bookends but the each had a hole the size of a dowel rod in the center.

golden arrow bookends before

It was a light bulb moment for me because the hole was the same size as an arrow and we just happened to have some unused arrows in my stash of “stuff”. {Go figure, are you surprised?} Thus the idea of golden arrow bookends popped into my head.

golden arrow bookends before arrows

I broke out a can of metallic gold spray paint and added a few coats to the arrow. Then I added some of my homemade chalk paint to the “L” brackets and slightly distressed the bookends with some sandpaper.

golden arrow bookends spray painted arrow

My sweet hubby puts up with all my crazy projects and without any questions he cut the arrow in half with his Dewalt Jigsaw and added some Elmer’s Wood Glue to secure the arrow into the bookends. (I know it looks like the right side arrow is crooked but it’s just the angle of the picture.) Ta-dah….the golden arrow bookends were an easy DIY project and my daughter loves them.

DIY Golden Arrow Bookends

Creative Craft Bloggers Group Link Party #23

How does a link party work?

Every Thursday a group of my crafty friends will host a new link party. By linking your recent homemade project to the bottom of this post a thumbnail image will be added to the collage with a link to your blog so that  we can visit your blog and see what you have been making.

Your project could be featured!

Each week one of my crafty friends and myself will choose our personal favorite link of the week. If you are featured on one of our blogs, grab this button and share the good news with your crafty friends. {Put the button on your blog and share it on Facebook too.} Featured posts will also be added to the Creative Craft Bloggers Group Pinterest Board.

CCBG featured button

Make sure you visit my fellow Co-Hosts to see all the fun and crafty things they have to share with you as well as their featured guest.

Try it – Like it |Life Beyond the Kitchen | Our Daily Craft | Leaves & Stitches

My Featured Post of the Week

When I saw this Where I Have Been Pillow, submitted by my co-host Janet at Try It – Like It, I thought of the maps you see on the back of an RV. Of course it spoke to me because my hubby and I have been looking for a vintage Minnie Winnie to remodel and travel across the country. I think this pillow would be a great gift to make for anyone that likes to travel or camp. Thanks for the inspiration Janet….I love this pillow.

Travel Pillow with US Map

Link Party Rules

I am excited to be inspired by your crafty projects and homemade goodness. Before you link up your project, please take a quick peek at the rules below and feel free to share this party with others. {The more the better.}

          • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
          • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
          • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops or business links are not accepted.
          • Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.
          • Please do not pin from the thumbnails below. If there’s a post you want to pin please click on the link title to visit the source and pin from their blog.

Link Up Your Post Below

Now let’s see what you have been up to lately. Share the link to your blog post using the InLinkz tab at the bottom of this post.


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4 comments

  1. Katrin says:

    What a great idea, I love the arrow bookends, my daughter would love them as well! It’s great that you shared this at Sweet Inspiration this weekend! Thank you!

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