Quick and simple method of disguising a rain barrel.

Start to finish was less than hour. We used a light and dark green Krylon Fushion paint that we obtained from: MisterArt.com: The world's largest online discount art & craft supply store!

pruning shears Select a cutting tool.
cut a branch off to use for a stencil
Find some interesting plant leaves to use,
Here are two branches of leaves we liked. Here are two we liked.
Wipe down barrel. Wipe the barrel down with warm water or other cleaner. Paint will not stick to dirt very long.
Clean barrel ready for painting We put our barrel on a tarp. We found working with it elevated was less stress on our back too.
Krylon Fusion Paint Here are a few colors that Krylon Paint is available in.
Wear Eye Safety Remember to wear eye safety around spray paints. The wind can blow it back on you.
Start with stripes We covered our hands with a plastic bag that the newspaper is delivered in. This pattern starts with verticle stripes like an old fashion barber pole.
Put branch against barrels and spray Hold branch in place and spray a bit of paint.
Here's what you get Here's what you get with a light coat.
Mutipule passes around the barrel. Mutipule passes around the barrel.
Lots more painting in random patterns. Lots more painting in random patterns.
Time for a new pattern to use. Time for a new pattern to use.
Different plants make for greater visual interest. Different plants make for greater visual interest.
Almost looks like crows feet. Almost looks like crows feet.
Now to use a bit of a lighter color for contrast. Now to use a bit of a lighter color for contrast.
Here's what that looks like. Here's what that looks like.
Finished barrel is dry in about 15 minutes. Finished barrel is dry in about 15 minutes.
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For those of you that want to paint pictures on your barrel, first prime it with Zinser 1-2-3 (blue can) and follow with a coat of interior/exterior grade acrylic paint for a base coat.

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