Plaid Apple Barrel Clay Angel Centerpiece

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by Julie Lewis, Plaid

Plaid Apple Barrel Clay Angel Centerpiece

Have some holiday fun using clay pots!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Mix one part Apricot to three parts White and paint Styrofoam ball and wood doll heads. Let dry. (Tip: place Styrofoam ball onto brush handle to hold while painting. Be sure hoe is at bottom when painting face.)
  • 2
    Paint large pot White and small pot Bright Red with Pure Gold rim.
  • 3
    Add Bright Red, Limeade and Kelly Green dots to large pot with pouncers as shown. Paint in rough edges with liner brush.
  • 4
    Add a squiggly line to the White pot with liner brush and Pure Gold. Create Pure Gold dots within the Bright Red, Limeade and Kelly Green dots using opposite end of paintbrush dipped in paint.
  • 5
    Cut tops of Styrofoam cones on an angle with butter knife. Scoop out cut end slightly with spoon. Press down with thumb to smooth.
  • 6
    Measure 3-1/4 inch from small end of each Styrofoam cone and cut off.
  • 7
    Paint 2/3 of the Styrofoam cone that will be closest to pot Bright Red, paint a White stripe and remainder of Styrofoam cone Limeade. Repeat for other Styrofoam cone.
  • 8
    Glue doll heads to ends of Styrofoam cones.
  • 9
    Paint details on face and cheek with dry stencil brush.
  • 10
    Glue pots together with E6000. Glue arms and head to small pot.
  • 11
    Cut wings that are 9-1/2 inch across from foam sheet, paint details in Gold with liner brush and glue to back of angel.
  • 12
    Fashion circle from chenille stem and glue to head.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours+dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Black, White, Bright Red, Pure Gold, Kelly Green, Limeade & Apricot
  • •Main Line Pottery Standard 4 inch & 2-1/4 inch Clay Pots
  • •FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand 2 inch Foam Ball & Two 3 inch x 6 inch Foam Cones
  • •Two of the Lara's Crafts New Image Group 2-1/2" Wood Doll Heads
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch in White & Gold Chenille Stems
  • •Martha Stewart Crafts Foam Pouncer Set
  • •Princeton Artist Brush Co. Select Synthetic Liner 1, Flat Wash 1/2 & 1/4" Flat Brushes
  • •E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive
  • •Paper Cup (for Mixing Paints), Butter Knife, Spoon, Scissors & Ruler