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Country Garden Stake
From the Garden Thyme Collection
Country Corner Crafts 2001

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  1. Trace patterns onto wood,cut out, and sand well.
  2. Paint all pieces 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. Glue on bird and flower to sign board along guidelines.
  6. Use the fine black paint pen or liner brush for lettering and details.
    Make sure the pen you are using is waterproof and will not smudge!
  7. Attach the completed sign to the garden stake you have made for it.
  8. Varnish entire project and allow sufficient drying time.
  9. Use the antiquing medium to enhance the rustic look, and add another coat of varnish to seal.
  10. Tie on the raffia bow and glue the heart in its center! That's It! What a great way to welcome guests to your country garden!

    See our Helpful Tips and Suggestions for further wood preparation and finishing tecniques!

    Country Corner Crafts 2000