Homemade Gift Idea | House Painting

Homemade Gift Idea | House Painting

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 25th 2021

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


  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • picture hanger
  • print out
  • white color pencil
  • fine sand paper
  • 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. 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.
  2. Instruction #1
  3. 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.
  4. Instruction #2
  5. Using the large flat brush, paint the interior of the wood panel with Pistachio Mint Americana Acrylic.
  6. Instruction #3
  7. 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.)
  8. Instruction #4
  9. 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.)
  10. Instruction #5
  11. 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.
  12. Instruction #6
  13. Using a ruler, trace the perimeter of the house template cut-out.
  14. Instruction #7
  15. 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.
  16. Instruction #8
  17. 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.)
  18. Instruction #9
  19. Using a liner brush, paint the words/numbers with Zinc Americana Acrylic. Allow to dry.
  20. Instruction #10
  21. 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.
  22. Instruction #11
  23. Paint more shapes using a flat brush and Shoreline Americana Acrylic.
  24. Instruction #12
  25. 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.)
  26. Instruction #13
  27. 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.)
  28. Instruction #14
  29. This DIY project is a perfect handmade housewarming gift for a personalized wall art display that will be cherished for years to come.
  30. Instruction #15
  31. 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!
  32. Instruction #16