Take one Resene testpot... Christmas edition

12 Dec 2016

There are only a few sleeps until Christmas, but it's not too late to bring festive cheer to the household. It's so easy... all you need is a dash of inspiration and a few Resene testpots. From sparkly salad servers to a Christmas diorama, get into the holiday spirit with these six decorating ideas. And what about getting friends and family involved, as well?

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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This no-fuss festive tree is made out of pallet wood and painted in Resene Scandi. We recycled old tins and disposable coffee cups and painted them in Resene Spark, Resene Trouble and Resene Scandi. They make great storage for mini Christmas treats or even to replace an advent calendar. See the project.

pictures Bryce Carleton. Styling by Leigh Stockton. Christmas decorations from Citta.

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Turn a shelf or mantlepiece into a Christmas diorama, with these DIY cork trees. They're painted in Resene Scandi, Resene Frozen, Resene Escape and Resene Wishing Well. 

pictures Bryce Carleton. Styling by Leigh Stockton. Christmas decorations from Citta and Father Rabbit.

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These festive placemats are made out of cork mats reshaped into symbols of the season. Give it a go yourself... think stars, bells, baubles, snowmen, mistletoe, etc. The placemats are painted in Resene Spark and Resene Scandi. If you want to get really fancy, you could also make your own charger plates

pictures Bryce Carleton. Styling by Leigh Stockton. Products: Marbled tableware from Flotsam and Jetsam; linen and garland from Citta.

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How about these sparkly salad servers? Mask off the handles, and paint in Resene Essence, Resene Mozart and Resene Gold Dust.

pictures Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition. 

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We love how this serving tray comes alive with painted stripes in Resene Full Monty, Resene Mozart and Resene Gold Dust.

pictures Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition. 

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And what's a Christmas table without the addition of beautiful summer flowers? Plant them using old jam jars as vases, painted in Resene Essence and dotted with Resene Gold Dust.

pictures Nikki Astwood of Revised Edition. 

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Feeling inspired? Share photos of your festive DIY projects to our Facebook page or email [email protected] We'd love to hear from you. 

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