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Paint Chip Crafts
Crafting with Paint Chips
When life gives you paint chips, make paint chip crafts.
Have you ever come home from the hardware store with a slew of paint chips thinking you were going to paint the living room? And maybe, if you get ambitious, you actually choose a color from all of those little swatches and paint that living room!
If so, hooray for you! Now, instead of throwing away the paint chips, make paint chip crafts!
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Make Bookmarks with Paint Chips
Make Paint Chip Bookmarks
One simple paint chip craft is to make bookmarks.
Let kids decorate the front (the colored side)
with stickers or stamp the paint chip and
add a pithy phrase like this one:
"This is where I fell asleep."
Include one in books you lend
or books you give as gifts.
Ideas for Crafting with Paint Chips - Paper Crafts Made Fun!
You Chose the Paint Chips
So Use Them
Paint chips are beautiful, especially the ones you take home with you. Otherwise, you wouldn't have chosen them, right?
So, take advantage of that sturdy paper and beautiful colors and get crafting. Here are just a few examples of how to use your paint chips:
- make bookmarks
- make a colorful banner -- sew or glue triangle shapes to string or yarn
- make thank you cards or notes
I made the circles with ribbons by punching paint chips with two craft punches: a round one and a ribbon shaped punch. Then I glued the ribbon shape to the circle shape. These can be used as confetti on a table, as tiny gift tags, or in scrapbooking, to name just a few ideas.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
It's usually okay to take a few paint chips
(5 or 10) from the hardware store.
If you want more, ask first.
The paint guy or gal will probably say "Sure!"
But it's still nice to ask.
Craft Punches Come In All Sorts of Fun Shapes
Craft Punches - for Paint Chip Crafts
The paper that paint chips come on is nice and sturdy. Use a craft punch to make embellishments for cards, invitations, scrap booking, and more with the colorful heavy duty paper!
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Make Greeting Cards with Paint Chips
Make greeting cards with
the larger sized paint chips.
When stamping the colored side of paint chips,
be sure to let the ink dry or it might smear.
Make Thank You Notes
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Give the paint chips to the kids to punch shapes
with a hole punch.
Then they can glue the shapes onto
construction paper to create a masterpiece.
Paint Chip Crafts
Rubber Stamps and Ink Pads - for Paint Chip Crafts
One of the easiest ways to craft with paint chips is to stamp them. Stock up on rubber stamps for holidays to make:
- your own gift tags for Christmas
- Jack 'O Lantern faces
- place cards for Thanksgiving dinner!
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