Get Crafting this summer with our Garden Craft Projects

Summer is for enjoying the garden and seeing your flowers come to life! The plant pot will make a lovely addition to your patio table and this fab sign is perfect for brightening up your garden shed or green house.

Project 1: Plant Pot

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What You Will Need

DecoArt Americana Décor Chalk Finish Paint – Lace and Décor Varnish – Light Satin

DecoArt Patio Paints - Carnation Pink, Coastal Surf and Summer Lilac

SANTORO®'s Willow Jute & SANTORO®'s Mirabelle Metal Key

Dovecraft Sweet Paris Laser Cut Wooden Elements & Dovecraft Alphabet Stamp Set

Metal Tin

How to Make

1.  Paint the metal tin with DecoArt Americana Décor Chalk Finish Lace Paint to give it a good base for painting the bright colours on top.

2.  Once dry, paint sections of the tin in different DecoArt Patio Paints. We have used the carnation pink, coastal surf and summer lilac.

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3.  When the patio paint is dry, add a few layers of light satin varnish allowing them to dry between coats.

4.  With a wooden tag, stamp the text ‘Garden’ using the Dovecraft Alphabet Stamp set. Once the tin and wooden tag is dry, wrap the SANTORO®'s Willow jute around the top of the tin and feed the metal key charm and wood tag through the twin before tying the bow.

Project 2: I’m in the garden sign

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What You Will Need

Dovecraft Bohemian 12” x 12, 6” x 6” paper pad, wooden elements and gems

First Edition Alphabet Die Set

A 14.5cm square thick grey board

Jute String

How to Make

1.  With a piece of the Dovecraft Bohemian 6” x 6” green damask paper, cut a 14.5cm square and stick to the grey board.

2.  Cut a piece of the floral border paper into a 14.2cm square and layer to the centre of the grey board to create a border effect.

3.  Make two holes at the top of the sign and feed a piece of jute string through the holes. Make a knot on each side and cut the excess off.

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4.  To decorate the centre of the floral border paper, we have die cut the text ‘I’m in the garden’ and stuck to the centre of the sign using a small amount of glue.

5.  We have then added a bird wooden shape to the bottom right of the text. Cut various flowers from the Flower Die Set using the pearlescent peacock paper and stick them to the bottom of the sign then embellish the centre with purple gems and pearls. To finish, we have cut two butterflies from the front cover of the 12” x 12” paper pad and added next to the text.

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These crafting projects will also make great presents for your gardening friends. Remember to upload and share your versions of these projects in the project gallery.

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