Painted DIY Wooden Playset

Painted DIY Wooden Playset

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 15th 2020

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


    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • wooden box
    • wooden shapes
    • peg people
    • wooden house
    • paintbrushes



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Choose a latching wooden box.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Gather the wooden shapes and peg people that can fit together in the box when it is latched.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Sand all the surfaces. Wipe clean of sanding dust with a paper towel or clean cloth.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the peg people with Silk paints: Light Green, Rose, Turquoise, and Orange (which is a 1:1 mix of Fuchsia and Yellow).
    8. Instruction #4
    9. With Soft Black, paint on the hair, faces, and hearts.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the inside of the house shape with Yellow.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Paint Fuchsia on the outside of the house shape.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint an interior inside the house shape with Soft Black.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. On the other side, paint a school facade with Soft Black.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint the wooden shape Fuchsia and the edges Light Green.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. With Soft Black, paint the outside of a house with windows and a door.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. 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.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Paint the other wooden shapes Light Green and Fuchsia.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Paint a car shape on the rectangle and dots on the half-circle with Soft Black.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. 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.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Paint the inside of the box lid Yellow and the box handle Red.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Paint the inside of the box with Turquoise. Paint the rims of the box with Light Green and the sides with Fuchsia.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Finish painting the box with Light Green on the lid and Turquoise on the front and back.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Paint the bottom of the box with Red. Let dry. Paint a city scene with Soft Black.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. On the top of the box, paint "my playset" with Soft Black. (You can also customize the box with a name.)
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Let all pieces dry completely.
    42. Instruction #21
    43. Enjoy all the possibilities for play.
    44. Instruction #22