Top tip: Ducking into a hardware, craft or art supplies store will reward you with an array of tubes and sample pots of acrylic paints. Better-quality artists’ paints cost a bit more than craft paints, but give better coverage in a single coat, meaning you will use less and be finished faster. Sample pots of interior house paints offer the widest variety of colours and are perfect if want to skip mixing several shades together and work straight from the pot.
Decorative and as addictive as a puzzle, these painted wooden cubes offer hours of rearranging for pattern junkies.
Step 1: Simply divide one face with tape and paint with a random mix of colour combos.
Step 2: Seal with gloss lacquer, then these designer pretties beg to be picked up and played with!