Every year we decorate our homes in festive colours. We go all out on the gorgeous home decor for the inside and occasionally forget that there is plenty we can do to spruce up the outside areas of our homes too. This week we’ve teamed up with Sandtex to show you how easy it is to give a new lease of life to wooden crates or planters for the garden and decorate them in festive colours. These would look perfect with mini Christmas trees and evergreen plants placed inside.
Festive Upcycling With Sandtex
Firstly you need to decide on your project. Maybe it’s giving your front door a festive makeover? Sandtex paint would be perfect for this, just paint your front door in time for Christmas and add a gorgeously festive wreath and your house would be the most stylish on the block in no time!
We opted to paint some wooden crates, the back garden can look pretty dull and un-festive at this time of year and these would look great displayed alongside some twinkly lights and seasonal outdoor ornaments. First clear an area to start your painting, we opted for our conservatory which is nice and ventilated. After laying down some newspaper it was time to try out the Sandtex paints!
We started the first crate with this gorgeous ‘Spiced Wine’ colour. The paint itself is thick, easy to work with and goes on really well. This colour is the perfect way to make your garden brighter this season, without going too over the top. I love how gorgeously deep and berry toned the paint is.
The second colour we chose to work with was ‘Collector’s White’ this is a crisp, clean white that instantly brightens up any item of garden furniture or exterior woodwork to the home. A quick stir of the paint tin and this was an absolute dream to work with. We found it needed a couple of coats but I think it does all depend on the wood or material you are painting on to.
Dress your finished crates ready to spruce up the garden area on Christmas day. This paint is weatherproof and hard-wearing so you can remove any Christmassy touches after the big day and use them as garden storage or planters all year round. Find out more about the paints we used on www.sandtex.co.uk.
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