5 Ways to Reuse Paint Chips

Welcome to 5 Ways “Saturdays!”   This week’s topic is paint chips. So here are your “5 Ways” to Repurpose Paint Chips. They are bright, readily available, and printed on sturdy cardstock.   So how can you recycle these lovely paper rainbows?

paint color samples

If you missed this I created necklaces out of paint chips that turned out fabulous.   It is an easy way to add some jewelry to an outfit that might be hard to match.   I even made some for Halloween.

paint color samples

Allison from The 3r’s Blog created this gorgeous wall decor made with paint samples from Benjamin Moore. I love the bright strips against the white matte!

paint color samples2

The Snail’s Trail used paint chips to create a word family game for her kids. What a great way to help children learn phonics.

paint color samples3

Fine Diving Chicago created a paint chip mosaic table out of an IKEA Lack table and some colored gems from Home Depot.

paint color samples4

Real Simple had the “simple” idea of using paint chips as place cards for a special meal.

Paint chips as place cards

Thanks for joining me for “5 Ways” Saturdays!





  • Inspire Me Heather

    Oh wow – how creative! Your earrings are way too cute as well!

  • Dawn

    great ideas that i haven't seen before! LOVE the place card idea!

  • Handbags*N*Pigtails

    Yup, your earrings are the best ever. I remember watching those videos and thinking "shes absolutely brilliant!" :) Katie Bower(bowerpowerblog) also made some serene bedroom art (in their guest room?) using more neutral paint chips. It was nice b/c it wasnt over the top.
    XO

  • Katie

    This is great! Thanks! I especially love those place cards. :)

  • Christine

    These are great ideas–you know me…I heart paint chips!

  • shopannies

    very cute earrings and love that fun table as well

  • Mom Taxi Julie

    I think these projects are neat BUT with how many of these types of projects I've seen around the web lately I'm wondering when the paint companies are going to start charging for their color samples ;)

  • Sally

    Oh my goodness!! I am SO making those word family cards for my reading students.

  • Alicia

    ok, I am still looking for the ModPodge dimensional! I am STILL in love with the earrings! The wall art is totally awesome too!! I am always eyeballing the paint chips and wanting something to do with them…. Also, I have seen the mickey mouse shaped paint chips used as color flash cards…

  • Christy

    I really want to do 2 and 3. Thanks for the ideas. I love your blog.

  • Adrienne

    i am loving your "5 ways" feature! very clever ideas with the paint chips!!

  • Patty Ann

    Love the flash cards. Everyone is so creative here!!

  • Cottongirl7

    I love this whole idea. Might have to do all of these. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  • K. Fox

    Wow!! I have an obsession with paint chips…I'm going to have to give these projects a try. I am FLOORED by your necklace project!
    I recently made a few simple things from paint chips….but now I am inspired to go even farther! Had to share your genius on my blog http://foxyinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/02/paint-chip-projects.html
    Let me know if that's not okay! I only have 19 followers…but then NEED to see this!

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun

    i featured this idea on my blog today..

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

    (thanks for all these great inspiration!)

  • tina

    great earrings!

  • KatrinkaJane

    I used your necklace tutorial and made cell phone charms! On my blog eventually… :)

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