3 festive paint projects

Add a creative touch to your celebrations with these three easy projects.

1 Make a chalkboard ‘runner’

Give guests a few playful ‘instructions’ for their meal with a chalkboard ‘runner’.


• MDF board in the required size

• Tjhoko Paint in Matt Black

• mohair roller and painter’s tray

• chalk


Paint your MDF board with Tjhoko Paint in the colour Matt Black (you can, however, write on any Tjhoko Paint colour). Wait until the paint is dry, then write a few fun instructions on the board with chalk.

2 Stencil your underplates

Personalise everybody’s place setting with a nifty underplate-and-placemat combo.


• wooden placemats

• mandala and cutlery stencils from Tjhoko Paint

• stencil brush

• Tjhoko Paintin Lourain’s Cream

• masking tape

• mutton cloth


Position your stencils on the boards and secure with masking tape. Dip the stencil brush in the paint and dab off any excess on a piece of mutton cloth before applying it on the stencil. The less paint on your brush, the better; this way you prevent paint from seeping under the stencil.

3 Add colour to your décor

Recycle old glass jars and fill them with foliage and flowers to add atmosphere to your festivities.


• glass jars of your choice

• lacquer thinners

• mutton cloth

• paintbrush

• Tjhoko Paint in J’co,Karema, Simon Says and Matt Black

• rope


Use the lacquer thinners to cleanthe jars. Wait 20 minutes for it to dry then paint the first coat. Wait another 20 minutes before applying the second coat of paint. Tie the rope around the mouth of the jars and hang them above your table.

Location Garden World.

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