15 Surprisingly Cool Projects Made With Paint Samples
If you've painted any part of your home recently, you might still have some paint sample chips around. These samples (paint stores and home centers are happy to give you as many as you want) not only help you imagine color options in your space, but they can be used to create some art! Here are 15 surprisingly 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 couple hours, but you’ll have a great piece of art to hang in your child’s bedroom or play area. Get instructions for the project here.
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.
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 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.