Paint Chip Projects

comments (3) July 20th, 2008     

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Lisa Solomons original paint chip embroidery
Paint Chip Card Holders from

Paint Chip Card Holders from

Photo: Aaron Tang

Inspired by those little paint chips that hardware stores let you take by the handful, these crafters came up with some awesome project ideas.

- Stash them: Designer Aaron Tang of offers step-by-step directions to make these great paint chip card holders. I think they would also double as the perfect place to put business cards or flash cards.
- Hang them: Crafster member its_TRAGICX was inspired by Sears paint chips and decided to make curtains by attaching the chips with paper clips - they have an awesome retro vibe!
- Embroider them: Artist Lisa Solomon creates original pieces by punching holes in paint chips and then embroidering her designs.
- Grow them? This paint chip tree by Crafster member Melissa! won’t ever need to be watered!

Ever used paint chips (or something else free and unexpected) in a project? Share your ideas here!

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Comments (3)

RubyKitty writes: Really like the idea of embroidering them. I'm so pleased embroidery has got stylish again after years of being relegated to a dull 'granny craft'. (Sorry to any grannies out there, but you know what I mean!)

Posted: 3:04 pm on January 26th
Zephyre writes: I use them in scrapbooks by punching shapes from the chips.
Posted: 2:15 am on September 29th
acakenson writes: i once made a change purse out of a paint chip, but here's one out of an old milk carton thanx to threadbanger and themysticmuffin!!!;=carton
Posted: 1:09 am on August 13th
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