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Painted DIY Wooden Playset

DecoArt® Silk™

Painted DIY Wooden Playset
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Painted DIY Wooden Playset

designed by Crimson Duvall

DecoArt® Silk™ gives plain wooden shapes and structures acres and acres of bright color.

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DecoArt® Silk™

  • Fuchsia (DSK04)
  • Light Green (DSK15)
  • Red (DSK03)
  • Rose (DSK02)
  • Soft Black (DSK14)
  • Turquoise (DSK07)
  • Yellow (DSK05)

Other supplies

  • paper towels (or clean cloth)
  • sandpaper
  • wooden box
  • wooden shapes
  • peg people
  • wooden house
  • paintbrushes


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Choose a latching wooden box.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Gather the wooden shapes and peg people that can fit together in the box when it is latched.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Sand all the surfaces. Wipe clean of sanding dust with a paper towel or clean cloth.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the peg people with Silk paints: Light Green, Rose, Turquoise, and Orange (which is a 1:1 mix of Fuchsia and Yellow).
    Step 3 Example
  5. With Soft Black, paint on the hair, faces, and hearts.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the inside of the house shape with Yellow.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint Fuchsia on the outside of the house shape.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint an interior inside the house shape with Soft Black.
    Step 7 Example
  9. On the other side, paint a school facade with Soft Black.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint the wooden shape Fuchsia and the edges Light Green.
    Step 9 Example
  11. With Soft Black, paint the outside of a house with windows and a door.
    Step 10 Example
  12. On the other side of the wooden shape, paint with Soft Black. Let dry completely. With Yellow, paint a camping scene with a night sky.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Paint the other wooden shapes Light Green and Fuchsia.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Paint a car shape on the rectangle and dots on the half-circle with Soft Black.
    Step 13 Example
  15. On the reverse side of the rectangle, paint a television with Soft Black. On the underside of the half-circle, paint with Rose; let dry; then paint a table setting with Soft Black.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Paint the inside of the box lid Yellow and the box handle Red.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Paint the inside of the box with Turquoise. Paint the rims of the box with Light Green and the sides with Fuchsia.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Finish painting the box with Light Green on the lid and Turquoise on the front and back.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Paint the bottom of the box with Red. Let dry. Paint a city scene with Soft Black.
    Step 18 Example
  20. On the top of the box, paint "my playset" with Soft Black. (You can also customize the box with a name.)
    Step 19 Example
  21. Let all pieces dry completely.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Enjoy all the possibilities for play.
    Step 21 Example