What the Heck Can You Do With All Those Leftover Paint Chips? (Suprisingly, a Lot)

If you’ve completed or even just contemplated a painting project recently, you’ve probably amassed stacks of paint chips. No judgment here—you don’t even have to explain why you kept them, because we (well, some of us) understand: They’re so pretty, so full of potential, and so hard to toss. So instead of casting off all those gorgeous colors, get creative with them.

Here, some brilliant bloggers share their best paint chip ideas:

The project: Chevron necklace

The blogger: Wilma Boekholt of By Wilma

The inspiration: “I just loved the chevron and ombre trend,” Boekholt says. “When I saw the paint chip, I thought it would work perfectly as a necklace.”

How to get it: In addition to basic crafting supplies such as scissors, a paintbrush, a triangle ruler, and Mod Podge, you’ll also need a chain necklace, small jump rings, jewelry pliers, a Cropodile (that’s a tool for punching through paper or cloth and setting grommets or washers), and a piece of plastic to reinforce the paper.

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The project: Punch-out art

The blogger: Kate Brightbill of Style Smaller

The inspiration: Brightbill’s friend, whom she describes as “full of creativity,” dreamed up the project.

How to get it: In addition to paint chips, you’ll need a hole punch, a glue stick, a large piece of heavyweight paper, and, as Brightbill’s friend says, “lots of patience.”

To check out more ideas and pictures please check: http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/crafts-for-leftover-paint-chips/


Source: Realtor.com, 07/28/2015

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