Crafting With Paint Chips. DIY & Art Galore

When deciding to paint a room we tend to have a heck of a time picking that perfect paint color. But some crafty people took it a step further using paint chips as inspiration for a paint replacement. Beyond that, there are some crafty ways to reuse those billion paint swatches you are left with once you finally pick your perfect paint color. Here are some quick tricks, easy DIYs, and all around great ideas inspired by paint chips. For lots more paint chip ideas, check out our Pinterest board.

If you are looking for the perfect way to create a statement piece in your house, and you are a lover of color, this might just be the perfect thing. And the best part is, the cost is extremely low (depending on how many paint chips you can get from your local paint shop).

Source: Paint WallBedroomWallStairs

This ombre paint chip chandelier is a great way to spruce up any room quickly and easily. The simple DIY can be found on Hey Gorgeous Events, and after a short time, you can add a little more color into that office or nursery.

Source: Hey Gorgeous Events

Garlands and bunting have become all the rage at parties and weddings alike. This simple piece of decor is easy to make, festive and makes any space look a whole lot more fun. No matter what shapes you decide to use, making garlands out of paint chips is super easy and pretty awesome.

Source: Heart GarlandGarland, Pink Garland

Source: Flower Garland, Egg GarlandBuntingFlag BannerGarland,

Paint chips are a great little addition to wedding decor as well to brighten up the place with lots of color. One great idea is cutting circles of all different colors and putting those together as the table runners on any table. This gives a sophisticated way to add lots of great color to the table.

Source: Escort CardsNapkin RingTable Runner

Here are some simple ways to decorate just a portion of that wall you have been wanting to ramp up. Shredding paint chips in all different colors will make for some amazing, yet rather messy, DIYs.

Source: Wall Decor, Shredded Paint Chips

Looking for a quick weekend DIY? I often have frames laying around that I can’t seem to find a place or a photo for. These wall art ideas are all made from paint chips and are all very easy. This will easily add that pop of color into any room.

Source: Blue Frame, Square, ArtPaint Chip Art

These gift wrap ideas are so simple yet blow any other wrapping out of the water. That special person getting a gift will think you spent time making their gift perfect.

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Paint chips can be used to make home decor a little more colorful. If you can’t pick that perfect color, why not added them all onto pieces of furniture you love the most. These are very simple DIY projects that can take a drab looking coffee table into something awesome.

Source: Lamp ShadeCoffee Table, Dry Erase 


And just for fun, here are a few fun things you could do with those extra paint chips you have lying around.

Source: Paint Ball, Boxes

Here are some great DIY projects for those memorable events in your life and the parties you have along the way. Paint chip Valentine’s cards are the perfect gift to send to friends and family. Using paint chips at your next party isn’t such a bad idea either.

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If you want to take a weekend to make your home or office that much more colorful, here are some great ways to do some sprucing up. Again, if you want more great paint chip inspiration and some more DIY ideas, check out our Pinterest board or Creative Market for some awesome downloads.



Allison is the blog editor and gal behind the Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest at COLOURlovers. When she is not spreading color love around the web, she writes and manages Engaged & Inspired, a wedding blog and vendor resource for brides.