Steal this Idea*: Paint Chips

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial.

Today is a free for all especially for anyone who has spent far too many hours staring, collecting and comparing paint chips (me!). Check out some of these clever ways other bloggers have recycled those little bits of paper into something amazing.

paint chip art from the 3 rs

a pretty paper chandy from hey gorgeous

great little gift boxes from how about orange

a paint chip calendar from hey things change

I am really tempted try a paint chip project myself. Some petty larceny might be involved :)

What about you? Have you mastered the art of paint chip recycling?

postscript: *When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!

**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


  1. Love the calendar idea! I may "steal" that... :)

    ~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

  2. Nicole Studzenski10:00 AM

    i made our housewarming invitations out of paint chips - you can check it out here :)

    i'm really wanting to try the paint chip calendar once we paint our kitchen!

  3. Nicole Studzenski10:01 AM

    i made our housewarming invitations out of paint chips - you can check it out here :)

    i'm really wanting to try my hand at the paint chip calendar once our kitchen is painted!

  4. Cool ideas. LOVE the calendar & twee boxes.

  5. I made a really simple paint chip mobile for my son's nursery nook... love that it's a FREE craft courtesy of Benjamin Moore so if you mess up = no biggie. 

  6. Mrs. Plank6:29 PM

    I love the paint chip craze going around. Did you know that as a designer, Sherwin Williams will send you a huge case with every paint color they make. You can also order 8.5 x 11 sheets of any you want for FREE. It will ship right to your house. I would be dead meat without my trusty SR paint chip case. Can't wait to see all the new paint chip idea's!

  7. I once found bags and bags of paint chips on the street outside of a paint store one night in NYC, Already had my own collection at home. I sorted them by color and use them for embellishing cards and stuff. Only in NYC!

  8. I love the calendar and box ideas.

  9. Love these! I made "we've moved" announcements using your free design and paint chip strips - tutorial on my blog!

  10. Jordan@the2seasons10:22 AM

    I love using paint chips.  I made some coasters for a housewarming gift.

  11. Jordan@the2seasons10:23 AM

    I love using paint chips for projects.  I just made some paint chip coasters for a housewarming gift.

  12. Chantal11:49 AM

    Great ideas! I love the lox of the gift boxes. 

  13. I saw many paint chip ideas on Pinterest and I am dying to try a project myself

  14. Christen8:13 PM

    Ooh, great idea!  I made so paint chip art last year:


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