Crafting with Paint Chips

Crafting with Paint Chips

The craft store is a good resource for colorful scrapbook paper choices for your favorite paper craft ideas, but have you ever thought about the hardware store? Your new favorite craft supply just might be in the paint section. You can usually find a rainbow of colors printed on paper strips, or paint chips, used to help pick out wall colors. Next time, pick out a few extra and try some of these fun craft ideas:

Make a Paint Chip Garland

Cut shapes out of them with your X-ACTO knife or paper punch. String the shapes together to create a pretty paper garland.

Make Gift Tags with Flair

Use your favorite color paint chip card as a homemade gift tag on a present.

Throw a Party with Paint Chips

Throw a paint chip party! Celebrate a new home remodel or move-in with paint chips as your party accessory. Fold paper chip strips over to make a paper tent placecard. Wrap a strip around a napkin for an instant napkin ring. Or, attach a cut out shape to a wine glass for a fun wine label.

Make Modern Art

Create your own modern art or one-of-a-kind home decor piece. Cut geometric shapes of the same size from different paint chip colors and collage them together in a gorgeous geometric pattern and design.

So, next time you take a trip to the hardware store, pick up a little color and have fun crafting with paint chips.