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Homemade Gift Idea | House Painting
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Homemade Gift Idea | House Painting

designed by Crimson Duvall

Looking for a unique housewarming gift? This idea is truly custom and is a lot easier than you think! Try it today using our Americana "Pastels with Pop" color collection

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Acrylic Paint Sets

  • Pastel Colors Acrylic Paint Set (BD18AMPC)

Stencils on a Ring

  • Newsprint (AS506)

Other supplies

  • paper towels (or soft cloth)
  • scissors
  • ruler (or straight edge)
  • picture hanger
  • print out (of the home)
  • white color pencil
  • fine sand paper
  • wood painting panel (or wood tray that fits the print out of your home)
  • Basecoat Set
  • Beginner Set


NOTE: Paint color placements will change depending on the shapes your home creates. Have fun picking which colors to place where!

  1. Working in a well ventilated room, follow the wood grain to sand the entire surface with a fine sandpaper. To remove sanding dust, wipe clean with a slightly damp paper towel or lint free, soft cloth.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Gather the Americana Acrylic colors from the Soft Color Pack to be used in this project along with some brushes from the Designers Brush Sets: a base coat flat brush, small flat brush, and liner brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the large flat brush, paint the interior of the wood panel with Pistachio Mint Americana Acrylic.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the sides with Coral Blush Americana Acrylic. Allow to dry and if necessary, apply a second coat of each color. Allow to dry completely. (TIP: lightly sand after the first coat has dried and wipe away sanding dust before applying second coat.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Print out the picture of the house you will be painting. Cut out the perimeter of the house. (TIP: Make sure the size of the print fits into your wooden panel properly.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Disassemble the Stencil-on-a-Ring to spell out "est." and the year you are adding. Place the house cut out and the stencils where you would like them. With a white color pencil trace the letters/numbers stencils.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a ruler, trace the perimeter of the house template cut-out.
    Step 6 Example
  8. From the house template, continue to cut out shapes found in the picture of the home. For example: the garage doors, windows, front door, etc. Start from the bottom and work your way up.
    Step 7 Example
  9. As you cut out each shape, trace it onto the wood using the straight edge and white color pencil. (TIP: Keep using the original house perimeter that you traced as a guide for placement each time.)
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using a liner brush, paint the words/numbers with Zinc Americana Acrylic. Allow to dry.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Using a small flat brush, paint Bluegrass Green onto a preferred shape. I chose the roof shape. Paint the window shapes with Cadmium Yellow Americana Acrylic.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Paint more shapes using a flat brush and Shoreline Americana Acrylic.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Continue to paint shapes with Baby Pink and Wisteria Americana Acrylics. (I also decided to paint the front door shape and an upper window shape using the Zinc and a liner brush.)
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use Vivid Violet to paint any other shapes left on your home. Allow colors to dry and add a second coat onto each shape using the appropriately sized brush. Allow to dry. (TIP: add a picture hanger to the back to hang.)
    Step 13 Example
  15. This DIY project is a perfect handmade housewarming gift for a personalized wall art display that will be cherished for years to come.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Scroll to the top of this page and click "Make It Now!" to purchase the Pastels with Pop Acrylic Paint Set used to paint these beautiful homes!
    Step 15 Example