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Assorted Hand-painted Apple Barrel Ornaments

Make your Christmas Tree pop with color when you paint a variety of ornaments with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint! Add mandala designs, an ombre effect, brushstroke effects, and so much more with this easy craft idea.

At a Glance:

Project #16297 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 18 Color Set - PROMOABI

Number Needed: 1 $18.99
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Apple Barrel ® Pouring Medium, 16 oz. - 44840E

Number Needed: 1 $12.99
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Basic Brush Set, White Nylon - 44220

Number Needed: 1 $3.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bimini Blue, 2 oz. - 21482

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Too Blue, 2 oz. - 20771

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Magenta, 2 oz. - 20591

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Fuchsia, 2 oz. - 20216

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Holly Branch, 2 oz. - 21478

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - New Shamrock, 2 oz. - 21479

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Yellow, 2 oz. - 20513

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Jack-O-Lantern, 2 oz. - 21472

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Blue, 2 oz. - 20225

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Other Supplies

  • Various Ornaments
  • Dotting Tools
  • Disposable Cups
  • Craft Sticks
  • Disposable Baking Tray/Wax Paper

instructions

Brushstroke ornaments:

  1. Remove the ornament top if possible
  2. Base coat ornaments solidly in white
  3. Choose a light and dark color for each ornament, i.e. Light and dark green
  4. Using a flat brush and your lighter hue, paint spaced out brush strokes in one direction.
  5. Go back with the darker hue and paint additional brush strokes in the same direction, filling in some of the white space.
Mandala ornaments:
  1. Remove ornament tops if possible
  2. Base coat each ornament in your chosen background color
  3. Using different sized dotting tools, create patterns radiating out from the center where possible.
  4. Add smaller dots within dots or contrasting edges for interest.
Ombre ornaments:
  1. Remove ornament tops, if possible
  2. Basecoat the ornaments in white
  3. Choose your color pallet for each ornament
  4. Create a gradient with a small flat brush by blending one color into the next
Poured ornaments:
  1. Mix a 2:1 ratio of Apple Barrel Paint with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium in your diposable cups.
  2. Lay our your disposable baking tray or wax paper on your workspace to keep your work area clean.
  3. Lay your ornaments on tray or wax paper.
  4. Pour your paint and tilt and swirl the ornaments to create a marbled effect.
  5. Let dry overnight.

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Related FAQs

Yes, Apple Barrels paints can be mixed to create a new color value or hue. 
Yes, Apple Barrel Paints are perfect for school projects – they are the best paint on the market to paint on Styrofoam! Apple Barrel Paints are also perfect for “mom and me” projects or for the general basic crafter.
Yes, you can use Apple Barrel 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.

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.