15 Surprisingly Cool Projects Made With Paint Samples
Paint samples not only help you imagine color options in your space, but they can be used to create some art! Here are some cool projects you can make with paint chip samples.
Paint Sample Owl Art
Choose a color scheme and gather a bunch of paint samples. Cut them in circles (or use a circle paper punch) and lay them out to create an owl design. It will take a bit of effort, but you’ll have a great piece of art to hang in your child’s bedroom or play area. Have your child try their hand at crafting with these easy projects.
Paint Sample Calendar
Stay organized with a paint sample calendar. Find a frame at a craft or dollar store and pick your paint sample colors for each day of the week. You’ll need some poster board and glue, along with a marker. Speaking of calendars, here are the best advent calendars you can get at Aldi this year.
Paint Sample Flower
These paint sample flowers would look great on top of a wrapped gift. If you’re doing this project with your kids, make sure they are able to use scissors safely. Check out these 8 creative Christmas cookie packaging ideas.
Paint Sample Chandelier or Mobile
Use a hole punch to cut circles out of paint samples and attach them to a drab light fixture or use them to make a mobile. Here are 11 cute chandelier ideas you’ll want to steal.
Paint Sample Art: Ombre Wreath
With 60 paint samples, a wire wreath frame, scissors and a hot-glue gun, you can create an ombre wreath for every season. That’s not all: Check out how to make your very own wreath for the holidays.
Sunset Paint Sample Art
This creative DIYer used paint samples to create some sunset artwork that would look great on a gallery wall. You’ll need some canvas, a circle punch, Mod Podge and a utility knife.
Create a birthday card with some paint samples. Just use a hole punch to cut out the balloons from paint samples and attach them to a piece of cardstock, then add a personalized message. Speaking of birthdays, here are some great gift options for bakers.
Paint Sample Art: Christmas Garland
This paint sample garland is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays. You just need the paint samples, scissors, some string and glue to complete this project. Take a look at these awesome vintage Christmas decorations.
Paint Sample Beads
Who knew you could make beads with paint samples? Use a variety of colors to make beads for a decorating project (such as garland for the Christmas tree) or use the paper beads to make jewelry.
Paint Sample Art: Valentine
Use shades of red and pink to create this easy DIY gift. Cut the paint samples to size, then glue them to a piece of cardboard or cardstock. Don’t forget to gift some delicious chocolate, too!
Paint Sample Art: Spring Decorations
Get ready for spring with this fun DIY project. Next time you’re in the paint aisle, pick up some orange and green paint samples. Cut the orange samples into the shape of carrots and use the green samples for the carrot tops. You can then attach them to a string and use it as garland.
Mosaic Paint Sample Art
Use some paint sample mosaic art to brighten up a dorm room or apartment. Choose some paint samples that will coordinate with the decor in the room or that will provide a pop of color, cut them to the size of your choice and then glue them to poster board in a random or predetermined design. You can then find an inexpensive frame and hang the art on your wall. You should also try to make these crafty DIY centerpieces.
Paint Sample Bookmarks
Use your favorite colors of paint samples to create some bookmarks. You can even have your child decorate them with stencils or stickers for a one-of-a-kind look.
Paint Sample Flashcards
Help your kids study their vocabulary words with some paint sample flashcards. The woman behind the blog TheRoomMom has some interesting ideas for using samples in the classroom to help students with their English lessons.
Paint Sample Stripe Art
This DIYer took shades of gray paint samples, cut them into long, thin strips and attached them to a poster board and then placed them in a frame. They would look great in an entryway, bedroom or hallway. Click here to learn how she did it.