Paint chip art is one of my favorite types of crafts. Why? because it is simple and paint chips are a really cheap craft supply! I originally published this post a couple of years ago, but in celebration of National Craft month, I thought I would share it again. Now more than ever, I think it is important to take some time away from all things electronic and just make something!
Paint chips come in so many great colors and they really are nice for crafting. You can also use colored card stock. These make fun place card name tags and table signs for parties too!
A few years ago Steph from Crafting In the Rain organized an awesome roundup of crafts from A - Z. My letter was "O" and my craft was this simple Ombre Paint Chip sign to welcome Spring. It is the perfect craft to make to repurpose a photo frame.
Spring will be here in just a couple of weeks and I am so excited about it!
Spring Paint Chip Art
To start, you need the following supplies:
- Paint chips (number depends on words)
- mini clothespins (number depends on words)
- craft punch
- picture frame
- 1 piece card stock to fit in the frame
- letter stickers or decorative marker
Next, plan out what your saying will be. I picked Happy Spring. The longer your saying, the smaller you will want your punched chips to be and/or the larger the frame you will need. You will see what I mean...
I picked these paint chips because I liked the pastels for spring.
I used a flower punch to punch out each chip.
Then I took my sticker letters and attached one to each chip. You can write with a marker too, but I had some extra letter stickers I decided to use.
Next, I measured a string about 5 inches longer than my frame. I pinned each cutout letter to the string.
Next, I repeated the process with a second string.
Next, I taped the ends of the strings on the back of the cardstock. Then I placed it in the frame.
It fits in perfectly with my Easter decor too!
Be sure to check out projects
N is for Number Stamped Coasters by Organize and Decorate Everything
O is for Ombre Paint Chip Paint Art by Organized Island
P is for Polka Dot Wood Sign by Shaken Together
Q is for Quiver of Arrows Printable by Liz on Call
R is for Rainy Day Spending Fund by Over the Big Moon
S is for SupHERB Spring Gift by Stuffed Suitcase
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Have you ever decorated with paint chips?
keri @ shaken together
This turned out SO cute! I love the Spring-y colors you chose!
Thank you Keri! It was fun to make too!
This is such a cute idea Raquel! I love it, so adorable!! I never thought of using paint samples like that to make something that is so darn cute! Thanks for the idea! 🙂
Thank you Erin! It was fun to put together and you can make it for other seasons too! 🙂
Ill admit I have had my share of paint chip crafts (thanks Pinterest) but wow this is so cute! I love that you framed it, adorable!
It's so pretty! Hooray for spring 🙂
Adorable! What's a great idea! Make sure to also post it under 'DIY' in Home/Decor on http://www.univhers.com and let me know if you want to be 'friend of the week' sometime! Natasha
Thank you Natasha!
only you could think of something so creative and refreshing! I think Scarlet would love to help me with this.
Thanks Tamara! It was a fun project and my mantle looks so much happier. 🙂
Raquel, that is so darn clever! I would love or you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About, Monday-Thursday link party!
Have a great day!
Thank you Karen! Appreciate your sweet comment. I will be by to check it out.
Pinned this! It turned out super cute!
Thank you Gracielle!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
This is so cute Raquel--and totally personalizable! Thanks for taking a letter in Craft Month 🙂
Thanks so much for hosting the fun craft party Steph! Loved being a part of such a fun project.