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Apple Barrel Colorful Christmas Village

By: Emma Pniewski

Take an unconventional approach to creating your snow village this year with items from your garden! Then use Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint to make your village come to life with color.

At a Glance:

Project #16320 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 18 Color Set - PROMOABI

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $18.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouses - Large - 97874

Number Needed: 1 $6.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Surfaces - Terracotta Flower Pot, Small, 3 pc. - 44904

Number Needed: 1 $0.00
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Small birdhouse
  • Medium size terracotta pot
  • Small paper mache cone
  • Silicone mat
  • Hot glue

instructions

  1. Use your hot glue gun to create a scalloped pattern detail on the roof of your largest birdhouse.
  2. Basecoat your houses, cone, and upside-down pots with your favorite festive colors from the PROMOABI kit. Let dry.
  3. Paint doors, snow, windows, candy wreaths, and solid green trees, wreaths, and bushes on your dry houses. Let dry.
  4. To make a more realistic foliage detail, use a dry flat brush to spounce a lighter green color on top of the dark green foliage.
  5. Use a thin liner brush to paint a Black string on your houses and christmas tree and let dry. Paint small dots on your black line to make Christmas lights.
  6. Apply irregular, icicle shapes onto your silicone mat and let harden. See project photo for reference.
  7. Glue your icicle strips onto the trim of your roof and paint it White. Let dry.
  8. Use the same dry brushing technique from step 4 with White to add snowy details to parts of your village.

resources

Related Resources

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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