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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4 Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    November 6, 2016 / 8:53 am

    I love this Vicky. Especially as it was a family effort I think is lovely. I also like that you have used the different styles of type face too. xx

  2. November 8, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. We did mini versions with sticks and ribbon to hand in the trees last year, but a big scale one is great and I love the messages too. You could spend a fortune buying something like this when it is really very simple and a great use of wood scraps. I may have to do this too, we have plenty of wood planks just like this in Nick’s shed.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure
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