Garden Shed Christmas Decoration

Garden Shed Christmas Decoration
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Today is challenge 5 of the #12DaysofChristmasDIYChallenges

The challenge – What do you have in your garden shed or outhouse? Find something in there that you can make into some kind of Christmas decoration

For sometime I have been inspired by wood decor with writing. Today’s challenge seemed the perfect opportunity to have a go, with some help from my family.

My husband found some wood from the wood burner pile.

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We laid them out in the rough design, with youngest marking cutting out lines.

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The planks were sawn to shape and then screwed into place on the supporting plank.

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Using paint found in the shed all the planks were painted a gentle green shade. Amazingly the different wood finishes covered well.

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Next – the step I was dreading, could I paint neatly lettering onto the wood planks? I used a selection of typography and printed a selection of words out onto paper. Find the downloadable free template here. These were laid out onto the planks.

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I used a ball point pen to press hard drawing round each letter. This leaves an indentation in the wood as your guideline for painting the letters.

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Now all you need is a steady hand!

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No-one is going to be examining your lettering close up, from a distance you really cannot see my slightly wobbly paint lines:)

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What do you have in your garden shed or outhouse?


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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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