Paint Chip Projects

comments (19) July 20th, 2008     

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lcampb Lilly Campbell, contributor
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Paint Chip Card Holders from
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!

posted in: embroidery

Comments (19)

walterpena78 writes: Thanks for sharing
Posted: 2:43 am on September 9th
LyraDin writes: Lovely colour
Posted: 8:06 am on August 18th
danfowler88 writes: superb
Posted: 12:44 am on August 3rd
VeraAMcCord writes: Superior post!
Posted: 3:45 am on May 19th
raulpoole10 writes: its amazing.
Posted: 3:54 am on April 19th
lancepratt53 writes: soo nice.
Posted: 2:08 am on April 14th
raulpoole10 writes: Soo nice.
Posted: 1:41 am on April 6th
WilliamABarnes writes: Brilliant job lilly, thanks
Posted: 12:44 am on March 30th
DorisCGonzalez writes: Great idea lilly, thanks
Posted: 7:40 am on March 14th
kellypoole writes: very beauitiful.
Posted: 4:10 am on March 4th
jamiecook674 writes: Wonderful. I just love these different colors of paint chip projects.
Posted: 4:07 am on December 3rd
JeanMadden writes: i love these colours
Posted: 6:11 am on July 11th
BenPerez writes: thanx for share
Posted: 12:27 pm on July 2nd
MarceloSosa writes: awesome project
Posted: 7:12 am on June 7th
ScottHutchins writes: great work
Posted: 12:48 pm on May 26th
gowentgone writes: Very Nice
Posted: 2:17 pm on May 15th
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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