PLG DIY: Stenciled Spring Banners

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? We LOVE being crafty and are so glad there is a month celebrating it! And we are super excited to share another craft post with you today as part of Plaid Creators! 

One of my favorite things about crafting is using it as an excuse to get together with friends or family to do something creative. I have found that most people think DIY projects are too complicated or too difficult, and that is a misunderstanding we intend to clear up! We like crafts that are simple, not too time consuming, and give us a great end-product for a small cost. We also prefer crafting projects that use basic supplies - like Apple Barrel® craft paint, which is the star of this project and is an affordable brand of acrylic paint you can find at Walmart. I wanted to teach a couple of my friends that crafting doesn't have to be a huge ordeal, so I threw a little craft party to make some spring banners for our houses. We had so much fun and I love how our banners turned out!

Apple Barrel craft paint
Spouncer sponge
Glue gun
Fabric, cut into banner shape
Wooden dowels
Bakers twine

Step 1: Fold over and glue the top of your banner to create a slot for the dowel.

Step 2: Place the stencil on your banner and tape it in place. I gave my friends a few statement options to choose from so they could customize their banner to their personal preference, and then I cut the stencils using my cutting machine. 

Step 3: Dispense your paint. This is the fun part because Apple Barrel has SO many fun colors to choose from! We all chose different combinations of colors, and I love the variety we ended up with in color palettes!

Step 4: Apply the paint (carefully!) with a sponge spouncer.

Step 5: Remove the stencil.

Step 6: Let dry.

Step 7: Slide the dowel through the slot, and tie baker's twine around each side. Then hang it!

What craft would you make with Apple Barrell craft paint? Will you make it a social event, too? Share your ideas with us! And be sure to follow Plaid on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and via Email!!

AND be sure to check out this month's projects by the other Plaid Creators!
One Artsy Mama
Cherished Bliss
Made to be a Momma
The Cards We Drew
DIY on the Cheap
Petticoat Junktion
Flamingo Toes

Happy Crafting!
xo, Sam