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Apple Barrel Crate, Frame, & Painted Pot

Spruce up any area of your home this spring using Apple Barrel paints and a few basic unfinished craft surfaces!

At a Glance:

Project #16395 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 8 oz. - 20403

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pink Parfait, 8 oz. - 21049

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Magenta, 8 oz. - K2602

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 8 oz. - j20401

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 8 oz. - 20471

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Spring Green, 8 oz. - 20713

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caribbean, 8 oz. - K2613

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 8 oz. - 20404

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4 - 44246

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

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

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Unfinished Wood Storage Crate
  • Unfinished Wood Frame
  • Wood, Ceramic, or Stoneware Flower Pots
  • Brush Basin or container for water
  • Paper Towels
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • 1” Foam brush
  • Paintbrushes – 3/4” and No. 12 Flat
  • No 1 Liner

instructions

Storage Crate Instructions

  1. Choose two Apple Barrel colors, one for the interior and a second one for the exterior of the wood crate.  We chose Pink Parfait and Caribbean.  Using a 1” foam brush, paint the unfinished wood and allow to dry.  Once dry, sand all surfaces smooth and then reapply a second coat of paint.  Let dry.
 
Frame Instructions
  1. For an accent, paint a triangle shape on the lower left portion of the frame by taping off that corner.Using a 1” foam brush loaded with Spring Green, paint the triangle shaped area and allow to dry.  Sand smooth and reapply Spring Green for a second opaque coat.  Allow to dry.
  2. On the unfinished section of the wood frame, paint an overall pattern of round flowers.  The red flowers are painted Bright Red, shaded with a mix of Bright Red and Black to create a burgundy color and highlighted with Pink Parfait.  The pink flowers are painted Pink Parfait and shaded with Bright Magenta and highlighted with a mix of White plus Pink Parfait.  The centers are painted Black.
  3. Add a few accents of Spring Green leaves here and there.
 
Flower Pot Instructions
  1. The triangle design of the flower pot is painted yellow and pink alternating trianglesusing Bright Yellow and Pink Parfait.  When dry, add a White stripe between each triangle shape. 
 
 

resources

Related Videos

Learn more about Apple Barrel Craft Paint!

Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!

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Learn all about Apple Barrel craft paint by watching this video!

Learn about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint

Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint by watching this video!

Learn about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint

Find out more about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint by watching this video.

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Find out more about Apple Barrel Gloss Acrylic Paint by watching this video.

Related Resources

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Apple Barrel Paints FAQ

Learn how to use Apple Barrel Paints!

View PDF

Related FAQs

No, FolkArt® Shinys are not the same as Apple Barrel Gloss. FolkArt® Shinys were developed to have a higher gloss finish than Apple Barrel Gloss. Also, FolkArt® Shinys are color matched to the corresponding FolkArt® Acrylic Color and have the same high pigment load and intense color.
Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, you can use both FolkArt paint on plaster. However, because plaster is very porous and sometimes dusty, you will need to first seal the piece with a clear acrylic matte spray sealer.
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