embroidery thread (or yarn, twine, use what you have)
thin tip sharpie
felt or and thick fabric you already have. (you could even use foam paper or construction paper)
heart rhinestones (optional, i couldn't figure out if i adored them more with or without these)
draw first, then cut the hearts so that two hearts are mirrored and touch at the bottom point so that they can stay together and can be glued around the wooden dowel. they will kind of look like bow ties until you fold them in half. then they will look like hearts. i used fabric glue, but you can use a glue gun, or most faster drying glues probz. you'll have different drying times for different glues obviously. i used clothes pins to hold them in place while they dried.
cut different sized lengths of red, pink, purple or hot pink embroidery thread and have handy. 3, 6, and about 9 inches is great.
then if you snip the very middle spine of the feather, and only the spine, then when you pull it apart, it will form a V shape of feather that will be used for the end of your arrow. you can draw a line of glue onto the end of the dowel and hold the feather in place while you tie one of the threads tightly at the very top to hold the feather in place. then wrap carefully around until it ends. make sure there is enough glue to hold the string in place and start another colour of thread. i didn't tie the new colors on, the glue was enough to hold them on. you can do it as simple or complex as you want. careful not to put too much glue so that it is super messy for you to work with.
if you want to dress them up with a little rhinestone, do so. personalize them with names and who it's from if you'd like...
these are adorable and the kids LOVED them. i still see them at peoples houses. enjoy guys.