Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paint Chip Sample Art

This week I stopped by one of my favorite shops: East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. You just never know what you might find there. I look for unusual items that I can reuse for a craft project. Look at the projects I made below - can you guess what I picked up?
Yep, packs of paint chips!
 I've seen people make crafts with them before, so I knew I could make something with them.
I have a vintage doll stamp that's fits perfectly in the color block. So, I stamped away...
I also took some of my Project Life cards to make tags and birthday cards - you can always use more birthday cards!
I cut up each paint chip and used them on the cards. I like keeping the color name and number as part of the paint chip.
The black and white card below came from the Target Dollar Spot. I love the graphics on it.
I added some buttons and some other accent paper to finish the cards.
As you can see, I only used the taupe shade paint samples for this grouping of projects.
I wanted to make one project with the entire paint sample, so I made this banner below.
And the last project below is a mini book.
This was a fun project! Next time you're at your local hardware store, try picking up paint chip sample and making something creative with it.

And lastly, I wanted to share a fun storage idea. I recently bought these vintage drawers and found they're a perfect fit to store washi tape. It's a good thing!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!


  1. Connie as always you find tie creative thought and make something wonderful! I don't know how you do it ....I love coming to your blog and being inspired!
    I broke down and bought a pocket FiloFax...I really am not sure what a dashboard is?? or how to print the pages that Christy so beautifully created...But I know I love your ideas and will try to get this together! TY as always for all of your sharing! Laura H :)

    1. Thanks Laura. So cool you bought a Pocket FiloFax too - I just love the size. The dashboard is just the front page that's usually a clear acetate sheet that you can put post it notes on for quick reminders. I'd be happy to help you set it up - email me with any questions.

  2. It's amazing how you can make creative things out of unexpected items,
    like paint chips. I love the mini books you put together cutting up the paint strips....very clever. The vintage storage drawers are adorable for storing washi tapes.

  3. pretty cute idea.. have set of paint chips i could try these ideas out with. love your washi tape drawer.. love the idea of repurposing.. take care and looking forward to ore adventures..