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Whimsical Outdoor Decor

Use the versatile Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Paint Kit to make this collection of whimsical outdoor projects! Paint your birdhouse, garden gnomes, and terra cotta pots to add a fun and colorful addition to your outdoor space.

At a Glance:

Project #15967 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

supplies

Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 16 Color Set - PROMOABMS1

Number Needed: 1 $22.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Brown Nylon - 44221

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

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Birdhouse, Gazebo - 12740

Number Needed: 1 $7.39
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Ceramic Gnome
  • Flower Pots

instructions

  1. Basecoat your flower pots in your favorite Apple Barrel Multi-Surface colors. Let dry.
  2. Basecoat the base of your birdhouse in White. Paint the top and bottom of your birdhouse in your favorite Apple Barrel Multi-Surface colors and let dry.
  3. Basecoat the body and the hat of your gnome in two of your favorite Apple Barrel Multi-Surface colors. Let dry.
  4. Use a small flat brush to paint tiny flowers on the hat of your garden gnomes. Start by painting small circles, then add leaves and small embellishments to the circles.
  5. Use the filbert brush from your paint brush set to paint vertical stripes on the sides of your flower pots. Let the stripes dry in between colors. Let the pots dry.
  6. To add splatter details to your projects, mix a 2:1 ratio of paint and water in a small disposable cup. Dip your brush in the paint mixture and tap the base of your brush to apply splatter to your projects.

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Related FAQs

There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
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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.