Recycled Garden Decor with Chalk Paints

Hello Everyone,
This is Rupneet, it’s a pleasure to be on the blog as a guest DT with an up-cylced inspiration using Little Birdie Chalk Paints. I have loved using almost
all shades of Chalk Paints since 2 years in almost all my projects. From the
range of Pastels to Bright’s, all colors are distinctive and stand out. Thank
You Team Itsy Bitsy for bringing out these chalk paints in India. Tese have
become an integral part of my craft journey. I am sure all crafters would agree
with me here.
Little Birdie Chalk Paints provide a fine quality coating for any kind of projects. These offer a matte finish with a dense coverage. These paints can be used on wood, plaster, cement, stone, brick, concrete, jute, plastics, glass and metal. What I like about these paints offer great possibilities …..as far as our creativity could go!
  • Consistency is just right for use with a roller, sponge or brush
  • Can be applied to multiple surfaces and are perfect for interior & exterior usage.
  • Cleaning of tools, brushes and rollers is done with water (unlike oil based paints) which saves much of hassle and time
  •  Lead free  formulation makes them eco-friendly
After having tried out Little Birdie Chalk paints on almost all the surfaces, I wanted to try something different. Therefore, I decided to use them on ‘Bamboo’ this time. Decided to up cycle simple bamboo to bamboo planters for my garden. Yes, made them using Little Birdie Chalk Paints and these turned out just as I visualized.
Spring being here, It’s a joy to create our own patch of green…. and sowing seeds in handmade planters makes it more exciting!!

 

Lets begin with a quick tutorial. I had these scrap pieces of bamboo from a discarded ladder which an arty-crafty soul like me would want to reuse.

Step 1:
1.  I first cut them into shapes. You can cut them as you plan to use them. I wanted to hang them in my kitchen garden wall and also wanted a few as standing planters.

 

 

 2.  Sand them a bit using a fine emery paper to give a
smooth finish.

3. Paint them using a brush/sponge/roller with Little Birdie Chalk Paints
you wish. You have so much choice with all those wonderful colours available! I chose Terracotta, Salsa Red, Deep Sea Blue, Lavender Blush, Marsh Green, Tuscan Teal, Hyderangea Blue, Wild Wasabi and Lemon Chiffon. 

I love these lovely tones for my garden decor and also the ease with which I can paint over these.

 

 

4. I have used embellishments from Little Birdie like chippies, flowers, jute chords to enhance these planters. I decided to make a hanging planter set  for my succulents as well as  a set of pillar planters for holding herbs and ferns. Also made a cute pen stand just go with the flow. See where your imagination takes you!!

 

5. Tada a beautiful up-cyled project and very functional decor project is ready!!!!

 

 

 

 Hope you like these! Thanks for going through my post.

 

 Happy Crafting to you all!!
Rupneet

 

 

 

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