Archive for ‘Apple Barrel’

May 8, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Stenciled and Stitched Napkin and Charger

During the spring I love having a picnic. It is one of my favorite things to do this time of year. There’s nothing like packing up some sandwiches, chips, sodas, and some fruit to lounge and dine at a park on nice warm day. Typically picnics are very casual, and paper plates or Tupperware are used to eat off of. Well here is a way you can add some flair to your picnic, create these stenciled and stitched napkin and charger. Cathie and Steve designed this adorable project. It is an easy project that will take an hour to create. Have you been on a picnic this year?

PLAID Supplies

  • Apple Barrel ® Colors – Melted Chocolate, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Sugar Plum, 2 oz.
  • Plaid ® Craft Stencils – Value Packs – Foliage/Leaf
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parchment, 2 oz.
Other Supplies
Stencil paintbrush, 17 x 17″ Light color cotton fabric (pre-washed), 17 x 17″ printed cotton fabric (pre-washed), Low tack painters tape, Sewing machine, Rhinestones, Gem glue, Buttons, Hand sewing needle and thread, and a Plate charger

1. Position the bird stencil in the corner (1.5” from the edge) of the light colored fabric. Tape the stencil to the fabric to secure. Load the stencil paintbrush with sugar plum paint, tap off the excess paint. Working directly above the stencil, tap the brush over the bird design. Lift the stencil to reveal the design. Next stencil the branch with melted chocolate paint and the leaves with parchment paint. Wash stencil and reuse. Heat set the paint with an iron.

2. Place the painted fabric right-side down on the right-side of the printed fabric. Pin around the edges. Stitch around the edges (leave a space open for turning and stuffing). Trim the edges and corners, turn the napkin right-side out, press. Sew a boarder around the edge.

3. Embellish the napkin with free-form stitching. (This will also serve as a quilt effect, holding the two pieces together) Hand sew buttons to the bird design. Tie up the napkin with a scrap of fabric.

4. To paint the charger, tape the bird stencil to the edge of the charger. Load the stencil paintbrush with sugar plum paint, tap off the excess paint. Working directly above the stencil, tap the brush over the bird design. Lift the stencil to reveal the design. If needed, fill in the design with paint and a small brush.

April 21, 2012

Scene it Saturday: Create Color Block Purse and Shoes with Apple Barrel Paint

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!

March 16, 2012

Freelance Friday: DIY Painted Toms



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.


March 10, 2012

Scene it Saturday: FolkArt & Apple Barrel Spring Floral Nail Art

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.

January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Pretty in Pinks and Purple Table Decor

Can you believe that this is the last day in the month of January? I know I can’t. The year is already flying by, and before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here. If you are looking for a way to spruce up your table with some Valentine’s decor, then you will love this pretty in pinks and purple table decor. This project was created by one of our designers, Trenice Bishop. She created these adorable decorations using Apple Barrel paints. Click here to learn how to create this project for your own table.

January 20, 2012

The Winner of the Apple Barrel Giveaway is…

Thanks to everyone that entered our Apple Barrel giveaway. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s Apple Barrel brand. The prize up for grabs is, a 16 color Apple Barrel paint set.

Congratulations To:

Jacque A.

(Winner has been notified by email)

We will be having another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know. Have a great weekend!

January 16, 2012

Apple Barrel Paint Giveaway

Hooray! It’s giveaway time again on Paint Me Plaid. This week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s Apple Barrel brand. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win a 16 color Apple Barrel paint set. Take care of all your painting projects with this acrylic paint set that comes with a free brush! Includes an assortment of 16 popular colors, each in 1/6 oz. resealable pots. This set is great for your kids to use. Perhaps use these colors to create some Valentine’s Day crafts. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Jan. 20th), in the afternoon.

Apple Barrel 16 Color Paint Set

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these products to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

Like Plaid on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway

Become a follower of our on Twitter

Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool

The contest will end Friday January 20th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.

January 16, 2012

Meet Apple Barrel

So we are extending our all about Plaid week, and will be continuing this blog series for about a month. Every week we will highlight for you a brand that is under the Plaid umbrella. This week meet, Apple Barrel. Apple Barrel make family crafting fun. Apple Barrel® Colors are crafters’ choice for projects large and small. Made from the purest ingredients, Apple Barrel Colors provide premium performance on wood, Styrofoam, paper mache, tin, terra cotta, plaster 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–soap and water clean-up is a breeze. To see projects, and view the entire Apple Barrel inventory click here. Also to see more kid friendly project using Apple Barrel paints, check out our sister blog Plaid Kid’s Crafts.

October 28, 2011

Paint Me Plaid: Guest Blogger (My Girlish Whims)

Happy Friday everyone! We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Rebecca. Enjoy!

Hello there! My name is Rebecca and I blog over at My Girlish Whims. My blog is all about beading, crafting, and general life as a girl!

I’m a 21 year old girly girl from the Philly suburbs area. I’m currently finishing up my last semester of college and craft basically whenever I’m not in class or doing homework! I’m a major beadaholic, and have been making jewelry since I was a kid. I also love doing DIY crafts of all kinds, and love having a blog to show my creations off to someone else besides my roommates! I’m also getting married in February so have been having fun making wedding plans and doing as many DIY projects for it as I can.

Today I’m going to show you how to make these owl paper lanterns!

I found these paper lanterns for $1 at the dollar store while in search for decorations for my sister’s owl themed baby shower. They are pretty ugly as is, but I got an idea to spruce them up a bit using some Apple Barrel paint!

I picked three different paint colors that coordinated well with the owl/woodland/orange theme of the shower.

And squeezed the paint directly onto the lantern…

and then gently bushed it out all over the lantern.

I cut out pieces of card stock for the eyes and nose and hot glued them on.

I also traced out little feet with card stock.

And then cut them out and hot glued them onto the bottom of the lantern.

Lastly, I cut out wings and hot glued them to the side of the lantern.

Then ta-da! I cute little owl lantern!

I hung them off a light above the kitchen table where the food was for the shower. The owls were the perfect touch for the shower!

To see some of the other projects I have done, come visit my tutorials section! I’d also love for you to link up to my weekly link party, Your Whims Wednesday, and show off some of your own girlish whims!

Thanks so much for having me here Plaid!

October 24, 2011

Make it Monday: Halloween Batty Pot

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Let the countdown begin to Halloween. With only a few days left, here is a cute, and creative Halloween craft to make. It’s perfect for kids to make also. Use this batty pot, to hold all your Halloween goodies.

To make this adorable bat pot you will need the following supplies,

Apple Barrel Paints:

20226 Petunia Purple

20504 Black

20503 White
6” Clay Pot
Black Permanent Marker
1 ¾” Spouncer
1 ¼” Spouncer
Purple Foam Sheet
Craft Glue
Paint Brushes
Base coat the pot with petunia purple and allow to dry.
Add the eyes of the bat by dipping the spouncers in to the white paint

Add the centers of the eyes by dipping the other end of the spouncer in black and adding black dots to the white circles.

Add the mouth by using the black marker.  Paint the triangles for the teeth with white.  Allow to dry.

Mark off a circle for the face and two triangles for the ears.  Paint around the face with black.  Allow to dry.

Using the pattern provided, cut out two wings from the purple foam.

Glue the wings to the side of the pot.

This is with both wings glued into place.

Using the purple foam, cut out the feet from the purple foam.

Glue feet to the bottom of the clay pot.