Light up a section of wall and give your room an urban-cool vibe with this industrial-look, illuminated arrow. The string of LED lights is battery operated, so there are no unsightly wires to deal with.
Please note: the template is at 25% and it will need to be enlarged by 400%. To do this, you will need to enlarge by 200% on a photocopier and then enlarge that photocopy by another 200%.
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You Will Need
Enlarge the template to the right size using a photocopier and cut it out. You will need to work in two sections on ledger-size (A3) sheets of paper and join them together. Alternatively, scale up using graph paper to make a template for each size arrow.
Use craft glue (PVA) to stick the smaller arrow on top of the larger arrow, leaving an even border all around.
Mark positions for the lights. If using the photocopy method, center the small arrow template over the back of your arrow shape, and press the awl (bradawl) through at each dot. Remove the template and pierce each hole a second time, using a knitting needle to make the holes bigger. The lightbulbs should fit snugly into the holes.
Push each bulb into a hole from the back. I used 19 of the 20 bulbs, as that worked best with my measurements. Tape the battery pack to the back of the arrow.