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Happy Friday! It’s time to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway. This week we’re are giving away several bottles of Apple Barrel paint. We are giving away an assortment of 5 Apple Barrel colors to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog readers. The winners are…
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Welcome back from the weekend, and we are here to brighten up your Monday, by announcing a new craft giveaway. This week we’re are giving away several bottles of Apple Barrel paint. Made from the purest ingredients, Apple Barrel Colors provide premium performance on wood, Styrofoam, paper mache, tin, terra cotta, wood and any porous surface. It comes in a rainbow of clean colors in traditional matte finish and gloss that’s great for outdoor projects, too. Moms love it for kids’ projects, thanks to its non-toxic, waterbase formula. We are giving away an assortment of 5 Apple Barrel colors to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog readers.
To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what kind of project you would use these products to create. For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
On Valentine’s Day people receive tons of cards and candy, and it can be hard to keep track of everything. Well we have the perfect solution for this little dilemma. Create a Valentine’s Day Holder. Check out this unique holder designed by Trenice Bishop. Now I am sure many of you are probably wondering what does a submarine have to do with Valentine’s Day? Well the answer is nothing at all, but is it not the cutest thing? Trenice created this project using several supplies you can find around your house and Apple Barrel paints. Create this for your kids to take with them to school, or make one for yourself. Whatever you choose to do cherish the Valentine’s Day cards you receive this year, and try not to eat too much candy (we know this may be hard .
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Mango, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Sunny Day, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Pewter Grey, 8 oz.
Craft wood pieces
Spray oatmeal container with primer and let dry.
Cut and opening on the side of the container large enough to slide a greeting card through with the craft knife.
Paint the container with Sunny day and let dry. When dry Apply Mod Podge and let dry once more.
While the container is drying, paint one large and two medium circle pieces with Sunny Day and let dry. When dry hot glue buttons of similar size to the circles to make “feet” to keep the Submarine steady. Hot glue buttons to larger circle to make sub hatch.
Paint the oval wood pieces and popsicle stick with Mango. Hot glue the ends of the oval shapes of matching size together. Hot glue the smaller set of shape to the one end of the popsicle stick. Cut the stick to size and hot glue the other shapes to the opposite end.
Keep the lid of the container to make the propeller. Cut a slit large enough for the end of the “propeller” to fit in the lid. Hot glue in place.
Paint three circles with Pewter Grey. When dry hot glue buttons to the centers of the circles. Add small dots around the buttons with Sunny Day.
Cut the drinking straw down to fit on your sub. Fold the straw making and “L” shape and hot glue the straw where it folds together. Set Aside. When container is dry, attach “feet” to keep it steady. Hot glue “hatch” and drinking straw periscope to top as well. Pop on the lid to complete Submarine.
If you love flowers then you will love this craft tutorial. In this video watch Candie Cooper for Hands on Crafts for Kids, create this amazing flower project. If you are looking to your flowers to last all year round, then this is the project you are going to want to make. Learn how to make this project only using a few supplies including pinecones, and Plaid acrylic paints. This is a quick and easy project that is a great weekend project that your kids are sure to love. If you are looking for additional quick and easy craft videos check Plaid Craft TV on YouTube. To watch this video, view below or click here.
Create a darling Snow Family for the holidays. This is project is a great one for kids and parents alike. The snowmen are a snap to create, so heat up some hot cocoa and get to work! This is a great project for children. Spread out the embellishments and paint and let them go crazy decorating their snow people. You will be amazed by the creative ideas they will come up with! Laura Bray designed this project with Apple Barrel paints and Styrofoam. Below you will find all the supplies needed along with their step by step instructions. This project is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Enjoy!
The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun, and there are only a few weeks left to finish your crafts. To get your home ready for this festive celebration we wanted to share with you this adorable project. This embroidery turkey would be a great addition to any home. Kindra Boroff designed this project using Apple Barrel paint and a few supplies. This is an easy craft to create, and it is right on trend. Embroidery hoops have been a popular surface to craft with for the past few months. Click here to see all the various embroidery hoop projects on Pinterest. Below are all the materials you will need, and their instructions. Enjoy!
Apple Barrel-20504 Black, Plaid Stencils-30502 7×10 Blanks
8” embroider y hoop, 4” embroidery hoop, White burlap, 15mm wiggle eyes, Cocoa stiffened felt, Orange stiffened felt, Silver grey stiffened felt, Gold felt, Red felt, Hole punch, Hot glue, Scissors.
Using the stencil blank and hole punch, create a polka dot pattern. Stencil the polka dots in Black onto the burlap.
Paint the 8” and 4” embroidery hoops with Black.
Insert the polka dot burlap into the 8” embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends around the back of the hoop. Insert unpainted burlap into the 4” embroidery hoop.
Cut the feathers from the felt using the pattern. Cut notches into the feathers. Cut the beak, snood, and feet from the felt.
Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger one covering the hardware of the large one and turning the small hoop to the side to where the snood will cover the hardware.
Hot glue the feathers to the back. Glue the eyes, beak, feet, and snood as shown.
Love entertaining? Then you are sure to love this Trick or Eek Party Setting, created using Apple Barrel paints. Scare the heartiest of your party guests with this easy to make cat and cake stand. Your guests will not be able to stop talking about this unique party setting. The cat and cake stand are sure to standout at any Halloween party. Julie Lewis, a talented Plaid Enterprise designer created this project. Below are all the supplies you will need, and for the complete step-by-step instructions click here.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Kiwi, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Yellow, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – White, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ – Black, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors – Grape Jam, 2 oz.
Plaid ® Art Materials – Bottle Tops – Spouncer Painters
The possibilities are endless with how you can decorate a pumpkin. There are so many techniques you can try, that will leave your friends and neighbors in awe. Kindra Boroff, one of Plaid’s talented designers, created this Glow in the Dark Pumpkin Tree. Stackable pumpkins are a very hot trend for this Halloween season. Turn three pumpkins into a unique pumpkin tree! This is a great example of something you can create and enter in our 3rd Annual Trick Your Pumpkin contest. Below is a list of materials you will need to create this project. To find the complete instructions for this project click here.
Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ – Glow-In-The-Dark Yellow, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ – Black, 2 oz.
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Holiday Icons Laser-Cut Stencils
6 ½” white craft pumpkin
9” white craft pumpkin
13” white craft pumpkin
Grapevine wired twine
#2 flat brush
#2 flat brush
Welcome to the weekend. Are you crafting for Halloween? With it quickly creeping up on us, we want to help inspire you to craft. Not sure if you are aware, but a hot trend right now are craft projects that are stackable. These BOO letters are a great example of this trend. All over the web and especially Pinterest you can find stackable projects. This project is a great outdoor Halloween decor craft. Create this to hang on your front door or porch. Bonnie and Trish from Uncommon Reviews created this project. The main supply needed to create this project is Mod Podge. All the supplies are listed below, and to find the complete instructions click here.
Paper Mache Letters… BOO, Wooden Plaque, Fabric of Choice, Mini Pom Pom Trim, Plaid Black Acrylic Paint, Outdoor Mod Podge, Wooden Bat Cutouts, Black Heavy Gauge Floral Wire, Glow-In-The-Dark Mod Podge, Glue Gun and Glue sticks, Black Felt
These easy to make pencil toppers will bring a smile to any child on their first day back to school. Designed by Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis…the use of simple, kid friendly supplies and bright Apple Barrel® paint makes crafting fun. Here is what you will need to get started:
Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint – 20502 Yellow, 20504 Black, 21339 Pretty in Pink, Plaid® 8 x 10 Stencil Pack – 28669, Two 1 ½” Styrofoam Balls, Hole Punch, Glue, Pencil, Scalloped Pinking Shears, Scissors, 2mm Foam Sheets – white/pink/green, Wiggle Eyes, Dauber, Flat Brush – 1”, ¼”, #1 Liner Brush or Ultra Fine Black Marker, andPom Poms – Large Black, Medium Red and Small Black
Gather your supplies.
Insert end of small paintbrush in Styrofoam balls and paint both Yellow. Set aside and let dry.
Using ¼” flat brush, paint Black bands around one ball to make your bumble bee.
Use dauber to apply pink cheeks on other ball for daisy.