Monday, May 12, 2014

Decorative Arrows

The holiday of Lag B'Omer is this Sunday, May 18. It's a festive day filled with outdoor activities like parades, picnic and bonfires.

One symbol of the holiday is a bow and arrow which is traced to the legend that rainbows did not appear during the lifetime of Shimon Bar Yochai because of his saintliness. A rainbow ("Keshet" in Hebrew) is a sign that the world would not be destroyed. Since Bar Yochai was so good, there was no need for the affirmation of the rainbow. The word for "bow" in Hebrew is the same as the word for "rainbow," therefore children play with bows and arrows to remember Bar Yochai. 

I was inspired to make my own decorative arrows in honor of Lag B'Omer after finding these beautiful black and white spotted feathers at the craft store
These are simply wood skewers from the hardware store wrapped with washi tape and topped with the spotted feathers. Gold paper tips make them look a bit more glamorous.

Arrows are so stylish in home decor right now! Check these out...
Arrows as a centerpiece. Why not? One King's Lane

Perfect on a place setting. Green Wedding Shoes

Love the combination of gold with black and white stripes from Fletcher and Fox

Love the  hippy vibe from The Gypsy Collectives and these look  so sweet in a child's room from Homestoriesatoz
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