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Transform a trug

Trug sitting on table - Transform a trug - Craft -

You will need

● Traditional wooden trug
● Primer undercoat
● Eggshell paint
● Wooden hearts
● Glue gun
● 1m each of pink and green ribbon

To make

1. Apply a coat of oil-based primer undercoat all over the trug and leave to dry completely.

2. Apply one or two coats of eggshell paint as required to cover the trug completely and leave to dry, preferably overnight if the paint is oil-based.

3. Stick the hearts around the edge of the trug using the glue gun. If the trug is intended for outdoor use, you should weatherproof the hearts by varnishing them, and stick them on with strong wood glue.

4. Tie two lengths of ribbon to the base of each handle and make a bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon diagonally using scissors to prevent the ends fraying.

Feature: Catherine Woram. Photo: Richard Burns

Trug, £17.75, Neal’s Nurseries. Painted in Oil Primer Undercoat, £21.50 for 1l; and Traditional Oil Based Eggshell, £23 for 1l: both Little Greene (0845 880 5855). Wooden hearts, £2.79 per pack; grosgrain ribbon, from £1.05 for 5m: both Hobbycraft.

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