Okay, probably everybody thinks this, but I am seriously a Jenga professional. I will stack that thing to the ceiling before I give in! So I had to do a little custom paint job on our Jenga set to go with our game night series! (In case you missed it, check out the DIY dominoes from last week.) If you like simple, this project is so right up your alley it’s not even funny. Just three ingredients and you’ve got yourself a pretty, ombre Jenga set.
- plain Jenga set
- craft paint
- small foam paintbrush
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Dust off all your Jenga pieces and make sure they’re clean and dry.
Decide on a color palette. Use as many or as few colors as you like! With the foam brush, swipe a thin layer of color onto one end of a Jenga piece. Repeat with as many pieces as you’d like and allow them to dry (drying time is really quick!). If desired, paint another coat. Repeat this process with the other end of the pieces as well.
Allow all of the pieces to dry, stack ’em up, and play! Seriously the easiest project ever, right? Sometimes you just don’t wanna work too hard to get your Jenga on. Duh. Oh, and just for funsies, these are really cool to do this with, too:
Just a quick note — I wouldn’t get overzealous and paint all sides of the Jenga pieces. Too much paint and they’ll lose the ability to slide in and out of the stack when you’re playing. That’s why it’s plenty just to paint the ends. You could also get fancy and use washi tape on the ends to make patterns. Oh man! I need another Jenga set. xoxo
Tutorial photos by Lovely Indeed; all other photos by Whitney B. Lucas.