Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

Save 20% on ALL Brands!

USE CODE
FALLCRAFTS22
Sale Ends 8/19/22

Apple Barrel DIY Craft Articles

Fresh-bright-crisp, just like its name, Apple Barrel craft paints 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, 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.

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

Planning to use a wood surface for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a wood surface for a project—including how to sand and basecoat the wood surface. 

Read this Article

How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

Planning to use a terra cotta clay pot for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a clay pot for painting a project, including how to clean and seal the surface. 

Read this Article

How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

Planning to use an item made of tin for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare tin for painting a project—as well as get some can't-miss tips for painting on tin successfully. 

Read this Article

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Round Brush

Want to learn how to use a round brush properly? Watch the in-depth videos and download our Round Brush practice guide to master the basic round brush strokes!

Read this Article

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Want to learn how to use a flat brush properly? Watch these in-depth videos and download our Flat Brush practice guide to master the basic flat brush strokes!

Read this Article

How to Cure Painted Glass Projects

When using FolkArt Enamels or one of Plaid's multi-surface acrylic paint formulas, make sure to read these instructions on how to cure your painted glass surface. 

Read this Article

Painting Glassware 101: How to Prepare and Paint Glass for DIY Craft Projects

Want to paint on glass for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare glass for painting projects—including how to prepare your glass for painting, design ideas, and more. 

Read this Article

Art Lessons

Art Lessons is the perfect way to learn the basics of painting while also learning the history of some of your favorite artists. Take your paintings to the next level with an all-inclusive and educational paint kit. This kit is accompanied by  informational free online art courses as well as  free printables featuring a supply list, artist inspiration, patterns, activities, and more. 

Read this Article