Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fun Weekend Craft - Repaint Lawn Ornaments

Hello everyone.  I hope that all of you are having a great weekend so far.  I have been spending time at my brother's house today repainting lawn ornaments.  My sister-in-law had thought about throwing away all the old outdoor decorations that were faded and had chipped paint, but instead I repainted them.
I love this craft idea because you don't have to go out and buy new craft supplies.  The only materials you need is sandpaper, acrylic paint (or any medium you have that is permanent), paint brushes, and spray fixative.  

First you are going to need some old lawn ornaments.  Wood and ceramic decorations will work best. Anything metal will require enamel paint or spray paint.  After gathering the lawn decorations in desperate need of updating, you will want to scrape or sand off any paint that is chipping. You will also need to thoroughly clean the lawn ornaments.  Once clean, paint them how you like.  Be creative!  You don't have to paint it exactly like it was when you bought it. The bear above was originally a black bear until I turned him into a psychedelic masterpiece!  Experiment with different mediums and colors.  Try painting a trendy chevron print over an entire lawn ornament.  A super simple way to revive any lawn ornament is to use metallic or stone spray paint to create a bronze or stone statue effect. Lastly, when the paint is dry, spray a permanent fixative, clear spray paint, or other permanent sealant to preserve your work.
When you set these newly painted decorations out on the lawn, you will get tons of compliments and envious neighbors stalking your yard. My sister-in-law has had half the neighborhood stop by and ask her where she got the bear figure.
I hope you are inspired to try this project idea. Please comment below or share this blog post on social media if you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by.  ❤ Tia - Copper Blossom Paper Gallery