Homemade Gift  | House Painting

Homemade Gift | House Painting

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 26th 2021

Make a colorful, personalized house warming gift using Americana ® Acrylics Bold color pack.


  • scissors
  • ruler
  • picture hanger
  • print out
  • paper towels
  • white color pencil
  • wood painting panel
  • Basecoat Set
  • Beginner Set



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

  1. Start with a wooden painting panel. Working in a well ventilated room, follow the direction of the wood grain and sand the entire surface a fine grit sandpaper. Remove sanding dust with a slightly damp paper towel or lint free cloth.
  2. Instruction #1
  3. Using Oak Americana Gel Stain, paint the surface with a flat brush and wipe with a paper towel as you go. Allow to dry.
  4. Instruction #2
  5. When the stain is dry, coat the entire surface with DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish. Allow to dry completely.
  6. Instruction #3
  7. Print 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.)
  8. Instruction #4
  9. Gather the Americana Acrylic colors from the Bold 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. 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.
  10. Instruction #5
  11. Using a ruler, trace around the outside of the house picture.
  12. Instruction #6
  13. 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.
  14. Instruction #7
  15. Using a liner brush, paint the words/numbers with Slate Grey Americana Acrylic. Allow to dry.
  16. Instruction #8
  17. Using a small flat brush, paint Desert Turquoise onto some preferred shapes. I chose the roof and driveway shapes. Paint other shapes with Kelly Green Americana Acrylic.
  18. Instruction #9
  19. Paint roof shape with True Blue and the window shapes with Bright Yellow Americana Acrylics.
  20. Instruction #10
  21. Using a small flat brush or a liner, paint Carousel Pink and Razzle Berry Americana Acrylics onto your preferred shapes.
  22. Instruction #11
  23. Paint more shapes with True Red and Jack-O-Lantern Orange Americana Acrylics. (TIP: if the color isn't as opaque or vibrant as you would like, mix color with just a touch of white paint to brighten.) Fill in any remaining shapes with colors that balance the design. Allow to dry. (TIP: add a picture hanger to the back to hang.)
  24. Instruction #12
  25. This DIY project is a perfect handmade housewarming gift with a modern look. It is a personalized wall art display that will be cherished for years to come.
  26. Instruction #13
  27. Scroll to the top of this image and click "Make It Now!" to purchase the Bold Colors Acrylic Paint Set used to paint these beautiful homes!
  28. Instruction #14