7 STENCILLED FENCE
Set up a charming garden scene for afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. Paint your timber fence white, or any solid colour, then stencil on a design, and arrange a bistro setting. Use painter’s tape to attach the stencil, then apply the paint over it using a small dense foam roller. Move the stencil to different locations, alternating heights, angles and the rest of the design elements. You can buy this large dandelion stencil from cuttingedgestencils.com.
pad to scuff the metal surface; wipe clean with a cloth. Remove glass panels or mask off with paper.
STEP 3 Apply 2 coats of spray-paint to the lantern, letting it dry in between coats. Replace glass panels or remove paper if masked.
STEP 4 Measure the inside base of lantern to make a tray-like liner. Cut a piece of thick cardboard to fit the base with an extra 25-50mm all around for the tray sides. Score the cardboard and fold up the sides to form the planting tray.
STEP 5 Attach pieces of epoxy putty to opposite sides of the string light’s battery compartment and press compartment into the inside top of lantern. Allow lights to dangle into top half of lantern. Turn lights on temporarily and use spots of