Roundup: 8 Paint Chip Holiday Card & Gift Tag Ideas

The very colorful nature of paint chips make them a perfect medium to make handmade Christmas cards.

The first example, pictured above, is a simple design using traditional Christmas colors along with a stamped message. Go here to see what else was used in its construction.

Although not technically very Christmas-y, in the appropriate colors these paint chip place cards will brighten any holiday table. See the tute at Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog.

Here’s another great and super simple place card idea from Rustic Wedding Chic. Continue Reading

DIY Festive Paint Chip Garland

created at: 10/19/2011

All hail the versatile paint chip! It seems as though its limits know no bounds, well, at least in our minds. What’s not to love about pre-cut, pre-colored pieces of paper? Not a whole lot.  

Today I’d like to introduce you to this DIY paint chip garland that’s so easy kids can help out, and so versatile you’ll want to make one for every festive occasion. And with a limitless palette of inspiration at your local home or hardware store there’s nothing stopping you! Continue Reading

DIY Paint Chip Matchbook Notepads

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We’ve established an infatuation with paint chips on Curbly, it just can’t be avoided!  Here’s another great idea for paint chips: little matchbook-style notepads!   With a rainbow of paint chip options, Sky Buffat got creative with her sewing machine and some plain paper.  With some fancy folding, the chips tuck in just like matchbooks.

Photo: Capital B []

I’m thinking this would be a great gift for the designing enthusiast in your life, or that friend that repaints every third month.  Continue Reading

Easy Paint Chip Wall Art

My love with paint chips is a well-documented one, and word on the street is I’m not alone in my obsession with the colorful little gems. Here’s an easy art project that will look modern and professional, all while putting that boxed collection to a good use and clearing out some space for more paint chips!

Choose a palette of paint chip colors that complement each other or the room you plan on hanging your finished artwork in. Continue Reading

Paint-Picking Made Easy: A DIY Paint Swatch Fan Deck

created at: 05/30/2011

Having your paint swatches on hand is pretty convenient when you stumble accross a great home decor or fabric store.  Camilla of Effortless Style wanted her loose swatches organzied and compact, and came up with a fabulous paint deck.  This pocket-sized DIY option is perfect for tossing in your purse.  

created at: 05/30/2011

Camilla whipped out her power drill, clamps, and pieces of acrylic to make her paint swatch deck in a tutorial you can find on her blogContinue Reading

Guess What This Art Is Made Of! (And Then Make It)

Can you tell what these loverly prints are made of? If you look closely, you’ll see. If you guessed paint chips, you’d be right. Specifically, Allison used Benjamin Moore paint chips that she sliced into 1/8″ sections and then glued on a piece of paper with a glue stick. If we’d like to replicate this project, Allison has some tips. To read them, follow this link to The 3R’s Blog.

Crafty Idea: Geometric Wall Art from Paint Chips!

created at: 04/26/2011

So, let’s say you collected a ton of paint chips for that Easter Egg Garland, but a) never made it or b) got greedy at the paint store and have a bunch of “left overs”… What do you do now?  Why, make some cool, mod, geometric wall art, that’s what!  

created at: 04/26/2011

Blogger, crafter, teacher, and violinist (whoa!) Angie created these colorful, framed “prints” from a stash of paint chips.  Cutting out each individual shape might be an exercise in patience, but the final product is pretty fantastic.   Continue Reading

DIY Inspiration: Paint Chip Clocks

created at: 04/13/2011

Oh, no we didn’t!  Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly have any more paint chip projects up our sleeves, we go and drop this on you.  

I ran across this image of paint chip clocks in the DIY section of industrial designer Colin Roberts’ portfolio.  He doesn’t provide any instruction for making your own, but if you’ve gleaned any info from our DIY Asterisk Clock tutorial, these paint chip versions should be a piece of cake.   Continue Reading

Make It: Paint Chip Easter Egg Garland

created at: 04/04/2011

It’s no secret, we love clever uses of paint chips here at Curbly, so this Easter-themed DIY project is like catnip for us.  Add the fact that the cost is practically zero… I mean, it’s a no-brainer!  

created at: 04/04/2011

This brilliantly clever and easy project come from Modern Parents, Messy Kids, a blog dedicated to providing ideas and inspiration for “raising active and engaged kids”.  Using nothing but paint chips and string, you can quickly create a cute, mod Easter egg garland too! Continue Reading