If possible, spray outdoors with a large protective cover placed underneath. Ensure the paper plates are dry and free from dust. Now for the spraying: we recommend using both horizontal and vertical strokes to ensure an even coverage. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Cut out pieces of white paper to fit the frames. We recommend practising on a sheet of paper first to see which styles you like best. The edding 1800 profipen is good for very fine lettering and outlines, while the edding 1340 brushpen has a very flexible brush nib that's superb for sweeping lines. Play around with the spacing and height of the letters. There are no set rules – anything goes! For some extra touches, use the edding 1200 colourpen to add shading or dainty decorative features such as flourishes and dots.
Stick the finished designs onto their background using a piece of masking tape. With the aid of the needle, fasten the test tubes to the plate using a piece of ribbon. Hang the pictures on the wall and place the flowers in their mini vases.
Products and materials
- A selection of rectangular decorative paper plates
- White paper, pencil, scissors
- Masking tape, large needle and ribbon to secure the test tubes
- Large protective cover for your work area
- Test tubes and single flower stems
Smarten a plain old outdoor table and make it the highlight of your patio
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