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.
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. For complete how-to of this paint sample art, visit Chicisms.
Paint Sample Flower
Paint Sample Chandelier or Mobile
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. To see photos of the project, visit Simply Real Style.
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 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. Watch the tutorial here.
Paint Sample Art: Valentine
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.
Paint Sample Bookmarks
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.