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Learn how to make DIY stained wooden animals in this tutorial, showing how to use diluted craft paint to stain wood animals from Dollar Tree.
We found these raw wooden animals at the Dollar Tree and thought they were so cute, but a little plain and boring.
Today, we are going to make DIY stained wooden animals, using watered-down acrylic craft paint to stain the wood!
How to Make DIY Stained Wooden Animals
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Step 2: Dilute the paint with water to thin it, and make it act more like wood stain.
To make the darker shade of brown, add black to the brown paint.
Step 3: Brush diluted paint onto the wooden animals.
Wipe off any excess paint with a paper towel or clean rag.
Repeat for the darker brown paint.
The paint may lighten a bit while it dries, but the hue will remain the same and the wood grain will continue to show through.
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Aren’t they cute??
Perfect for a nursery or kids room, or as a simple, classic kids toy.
If you give it a try, I’d love to see!