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Easy DIY: garden art

22 Mar 2017

Before the summer deserts us altogether and as an easy way to brighten up the garden for winter, Fleur Thorpe shows us how to create a piece of garden art. With her own garden, Fleur wanted to create height and was inspired by the jagged, zig zag leaves of her lancewood trees.

You will need: 

  • A Resene testpot of Resene Waterborne Woodsman Skywater
  • Masking tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • 3 lengths of timber - these range in length from 140-160cm. If you want your art to last, use treated timber. 

Step 1: Make pencil marks down the length of each timber at 5cm intervals.

Step 2: Mask off every second interval so that the stripes are on an angle. Remember to mask off the edges to protect it from the stain.

Step 3: Brush on the Resene Waterborne Woodsman stain, then remove the masking tape. 

Step 4: Once the stain is dry, dig a hole for each piece of timber, about 30cm deep and 'plant' your art. Stamp the soil firmly around the base of the wood. For a more permanent setting, use quick-dry concrete.