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Apple Barrel Influencer Back-to-School Challenge

Apple Barrel Influencer Back-to-School Challenge

Back-to-school time is here and as you prepare for the new school year we know this can be a chaotic and overwhelming time. Buying your school supplies and setting up a classroom can be expensive. Here at Plaid we love our teachers and in preparation for the new year, we challenged some of brand ambassadors to create something to help make this school year better.

Each crafter or maker chose an Apple Barrel acrylic paint set and then created something unique to brighten the school day! Keep reading to see what each of our 6 ambassadors created and maybe just maybe you will be inspired to create too!

Every year we know that teachers need to stock up their craft closet for the school year and a lot of them end up spending their own money to do it. This year give your teacher something that will last them all year long like one of our many acrylic paint set, like the ones you will see in today's blog, or a gallon a Mod Podge for all those craft projects. So when you are out buying school supplies stop in your local craft store or shop PlaidOnline.com to help your teacher out this year by stocking their supply of art supplies. 

Now let's jump into these amazingly, colorful creations from creators just like you! 
 

Morena's Corner

Photo & Bio Credit: www.morenascorner.com

The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. 

Check out the blog post on the below project: https://www.morenascorner.com/2021/07/school-rules-diy-sign.html

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Mom's and Crafters

Photo & Bio Credit: https://www.momsandcrafters.com/

Moms & Crafters is a New York City based craft and parenting (Millennial mom) blog. The goal is to encourage creativity and flexibility, through original craft tutorials and parenting support. Learn more about the blog here.

I’m Menucha, NYC young mom of two active boys and a tiny princess, and avid crafter, coffee drinker, jewelry artist, paper crafter and graphic designer.

Check out the blog post on the below project: https://www.momsandcrafters.com/diy-cork-board-ideas/

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DoodleCrafts

Photo & Bio Credit: https://www.doodlecraftblog.com/

Hi!  I’m Natalie Shaw, the creator of Doodlecraft. Her website is perfect for serial crafters, craft-a-holics, beginners and every level in between. I love trying new techniques/trends and sharing all the details with my readers so your first try at the project is a success! I'll walk you through the creation process with pictures and videos and take all the guess work out of creating. I am a Play-at-Home mom of 3...and they, with my husband, are my partners in crime. I have been crafting since I was old enough to sit up. My mom was an avid crafter and worked for a big craft store where she designed projects way before the days of Pinterest, so naturally I have filled her shoes. I started my blog on Valentine's day in 2011 when my husband joined the Army--it was our first Valentine's day apart. I post budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, recipes, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on my blog 5 days a week.

Check out the blog post on the below project: https://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2021/07/how-to-make-stickers-with-plaid-apple.html
 
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Color Me Crafty


Photo & Bio Credit: https://colormecrafty.net/

Hey, I’m Jamela. Owner, writer, and creator of Color Me Crafty. When I was younger, my grandmother taught me to make those little knotted friendship bracelets and this was when I fell in love with crafting. 

Here on Color Me Crafty, I love to craft in color! I love to try new things and make unique projects. I also enjoy giving away free craft downloads. I am a full-time wife, mother, grandmother, and of course crafter. I have worked in so many fields from hairstylist to bar manager and still ended up back around to my first love as my full-time job! My husband and I have a total of 6 kids. We are the real-life Brady bunch over here. 

Check out the blog post on the below projects: https://colormecrafty.net/acrylic-paint-on-shoes/ and https://colormecrafty.net/acrylic-paint-on-fabric/

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Artsy Fartsy Mama

Photo & Bio Credit: https://www.artsyfartsymama.com/

Hello, I'm Lindsay, the Artsy-Fartsy Mama
I'm a wife, homeschooling mama, graphic designer, and an avid glitter enthusiast!
Here at Artsy-Fartsy Mama, you'll find a little bit of everything: crafts (even ones for the kids), FREE printables and SVG cut files, easy recipes, educational ideas, travel tips, sewing tutorials, and more! I love working with different materials, and this site gives me a way to share my ideas with you to hopefully inspire you to create something new.

When I'm not crafting, I enjoy binge-watching Bob's Burgers, playing Animal Crossing, helping my teacher husband decorate his classroom, and traveling the world with my little family. I also find happiness in a good pun, donuts, everything Harry Potter and Disney, and playing with my sweet dogs (Lulu & Penny)!

Check out the blog post on the below project: https://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2021/07/diy-wood-storage-bookends.html#more
 
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100 Direction

Photo & Bio Credit: https://www.100directions.com/

I am the owner and doodler in charge of JGoode Designs, a design studio. I am a mother of 3, wife, daughter, sister, Colorado native (4th generation), artist, geek, social media addict, pack-rat, paper snob, fan of cheesecake and milkshakes and a whole slew of other things.

I truly believe everyone has a creative side. Sometimes you just need to define creativity to find it for yourself. Whether crafting, traveling or enjoying a meal with friends or family, I think a daily goal to find a little extra happy requires some creative thinking sometimes. I strive to share ideas that will inspire those happy moments and creative mojo. I love all things creative. I love pretty handmade decor and beautiful gardens, gorgeous food that  makes you hungry just looking at a photo and I love to create whenever I get the chance. I play with glue and glitter and I play with computer code. I love paint and markers but I also love networking and talking with other business owners. So join me for creative fun, moments in business and the joys of working from home as a creative geek.

Check out the blog post on the below project: https://www.100directions.com/paint-your-own-back-to-school-accessories-and-supplies/
 

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Want more back to school ideas? Check out these fun and easy DIYs from some of our favorite Make it with Mod Podge episodes. 
 





Check out some of the great back-to-school crafts our team has made to make learning fun!
 
 


Were you inspired by the crafts you saw in today's blog? Share your creations with us using #PlaidCrafts.

Show your teacher some love by gifting them art supplies that will last the whole year long! Or if you are a teacher and need some inspiration for your classroom, check out our back-to-school Pinterest board.

Happy Crafting!
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