Spring Garden Stakes

Spring Garden Stakes
Spring Garden Stakes

Easter Craft Projects - Spring Garden Stakes

Kindly Contributed by Designer: Susan Luinge of Country Corner Crafts For more projects like this, click here to visit Susan's pattern gallery.

Copyright 2000 Susan Luinge. All Rights Reserved

Materials Required: Wood of your choice, 1/2” is recommended; Fast acting adhesive - hot glue gun, epoxy, etc. or white/yellow wood glue and clamps; Sandpaper; Acrylic paints in multiple colors. (See photo and use your imagination for selection.); Fine black paint pen or liner brush for details ie Seeds, cat markings; Scraps of country print material and raffia for bows if desired; Stakes - Pieces of dowel, door shims, or strips of wood cut about 3/4" wide with pointed end; Antiquing medium of your choice, if desired; Varnish.

Instructions:

1. Trace patterns onto wood, cut out, and sand well.

2. Paint all pieces as shown, or in your choice of colors.

3. Allow pieces to dry thoroughly.

4. Sand along all edges very well, and also lightly along all other surfaces to achieve an aged appearance.

5. Add cat markings and details using the fine black paint pen or liner brush. Make sure the pen you are using is waterproof and will not smudge!

6. Glue all pieces together as shown.

7. Varnish entire project and allow sufficient drying time.

8. Use the antiquing medium to enhance the rustic look, and add another coat of varnish to seal.

Note: Add bows if desired. These stakes would make a lovely addition to your country garden - Tuck them in amongst your flowers or spruce up your hanging baskets and plant pots!

Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4

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