Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Weekend Makes -

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

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