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Garden Shed Christmas Decoration

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.


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


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



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


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.


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.


Now all you need is a steady hand!


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


What do you have in your garden shed or outhouse?



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Fiona Cambouropoulos

Tuesday 8th of November 2016

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


Sunday 6th of November 2016

I love this! What a good idea :)


Sunday 6th of November 2016

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


Sunday 6th of November 2016

Oh I just love it Vicky! The addition of the words is a lovely touch! I'd like to make one of these sometime too!

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