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T.G.I.F. It is the start of the weekend, and that means it is time to get crafting. The weekend is the best time for crafting DIY projects, and today we want to inspire you to make these easy DIY burlap utensil holders. To close out our weeklong celebration of Earth Day, we thought these burlap utensil holders would be a perfect ending. This is a great example of how you can take an item, and reinvent it into something amazing. Debbie from Debbiedoo’s created these burlap holders using Apple Barrel paints and FolkArt peel and stick stencils. To see step by step how Debbie created this project click here. We hope you have a craftastic weekend!
Are you or your kids a messy crafter? Come on be honest. If you are know that it’s perfectly normal to be a little messy, while you are being crafty. It kind of goes with the territory, but lucky for you we here at Plaid create products with our consumer in mind.
Looking to make a craft project that welcomes spring? Well we have just the thing, check out this DIY Angry Birds Birdhouse. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about Angry Birds. Regardless of your age, people young and old love Angry Birds. They have become a staple symbol in recent pop culture. Not only are they popping up in the media, they are popping up in the craft world. Molly from Just a little Creativity created this project with her kids. How cute is this? Molly made this birdhouse using Apple Barrel paints and Mod Podge washout. For those of you new to this Mod Podge washout formula, it is very similar to the regular Mod Podge. The biggest difference is that this formula will wash out easily from clothing and furniture. This is the perfect formula to use when crafting with kids. The complete step-by-step instructions, and full supply list for this project can be found here.
During our time at the CHA Winter 2013 show we were lucky enough to have some amazing craft bloggers inside our booth. One of those bloggers was Melissa from Number 2 Pencil (http://www.number-2-pencil.com/). In this video watch as Melissa creates this awesome Mod Podg wooden plaque. Melissa made this project using a stencil she designed, Apple Barrel paints, and Mod Podge Matte. This project is great to use as decor in your home. Feel free to change up the design and the paint colors.
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.
Parents and teachers you are sure to love this post. No one likes to paint more than preschoolers! Your tiny Picasso will spend hours painting paper, canvas, cans, boxes, and even themselves. I found 10 really cool ways for those little hands to experience all that awesome Apple Barrel paint. Enjoy the projects and if you would like to show us your projects email us at, email@example.com. Keep sending in your projects! I absolutely love seeing them.
Recently I moved into a new place a few months back. I have almost completed my decorating for the entire place, but the other day I realized I did not have a welcome mat for my front door. I had attempted to buy one several times before, but unfortunately I never came across anything I fancied, until today. One of my new blogger friends, Cheryl from That’s What Che Said, created this DIY Monogram Doormat. When I saw it I immediately was envious. This is so chic. I was even more blown away when I discovered Cheryl made this using Apple Barrel paint. To see how this was made from beginning to end click here. This is a project I definitely plan on recreating very soon.
Color blocking is a huge trend right now. I am sure you have seen this trend on many handbags and shoes. Well in case you are looking for an affordable way to stay in style, watch this video to learn how to color block your own accessories. In this video you will see how a girl transformed a handbag and shoes, with several Apple Barrel colors. I love this idea, and she gives great easy to follow instructions on how to recreate this look. This is a great craft project to tackle over the weekend. Once your friends see what you have created, I bet they will be so jealous and want to copy your style. To watch this video view below, or click here. Enjoy!
It seems like everywhere I look nowadays, all I see are DIY shoes. Shoes have definitely become one of the most popular surfaces to craft on. I am constantly amazed to see how creative and crafty people can get with them. One that recently caught my eye were these DIY painted Toms. A girl named Lauren created these shoes. You can check out her craft blog, Lauren Acklin, here. As you can see from the before picture, these shoes are very basic and simple. All white, that’s what you get, until this designer added some Apple Barrel paint to them. I love these shoes, and how they were designed. I would use the word, awesome, to describe how fabulous these Toms are. To learn how Lauren made these click here.
Typically when you think of FolkArt and Apple Barrel paints, you know them to be used on craft projects. Well that is a correct use, however did you know that people use these paints on their nails? I can’t tell you how fascinated I am by all the creative videos you can find on YouTube. Normally I am always scouring YouTube to watch cool craft how to videos, and I recently stumbled across how to nail art that included craft paints. Check out this video, and learn how you can use FolkArt and Apple Barrel paints to create a spring floral nail design.