On a recent trip to the hardware store to look for paint for a bedroom we are remodeling, my 6 year old daughter excitedly ran up to me with a hand full of paint chips and exclaimed “mama, I can make something out of these!” Why yes, yes you can was my reply. From cards, to wreaths, pocket page cards and even jewelry, there are so many fun ways to use paint chips in your projects and the best part, they are free! They already come with the ombre effect created so all you have to do is cut them up or punch shapes out of them to get your paper crafting project started. Every color imaginable is available so there is sure to be a paint chip to match your DIY project. These 20 paint chip projects will have you dropping by the home improvement store the next time you are out shopping. BTW, my daughter made bookmarks for her friends out of the paint chips she picked up that day.
Paint chips are the perfect supply to use when making greeting cards. You can use the strip as is, cut them up into various shapes, or punch shaker card filler from them.
- Apple Orchard Paint Chip Greeting Card
- Geometric Paint Chip Cards
- Peek A Boo Paint Chip Card
- Paint Chip Address Card
- Paint Chip Business Cards
Paint chips can first be used to decide on the perfect color for your walls. Once you have painted, you can up cycle your paint chips into art for your freshly painted walls!
- Monogram Paint Chip Art
- Chevron Paint Chip Art
- Butterfly Specimen Art
- Owl Paint Chip Art
- Ombre Wall Art
You can create jewelry to match any outfit in your closet by using paint chips. From earrings to necklaces, these ideas will have you creating statement pieces in minutes. You can even use paint chips to fabricate jewelry boxes and earring cards so that you can give your creations as gifts.
- Paint Chip Earrings
- Golden Geometric Necklace
- Colorful Bracelet
- Paint Chip Jewelry Boxes
- DIY Earring Cards
Banners, calendars and more. A quick roundup of 5 of my favorite paint chip projects including how I used paint ships to make color coordinated filler cards for a pocket page project .
What was the last room in your home you painted?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.