How To Make Valentines From Paint Chip Samples

Although I love to send vintage or vintage-inspired Valentine's Day cards, these I made from paint color sample chips are a lot of fun to make and send!

 

 

As a Nashville Color Consultant, I've got stacks of these paint chips on my desk that I have gathered for different client projects.  It's a pity to throw them away, right?  The paint swatches with the holes work great – just glue card stock to the back and stamp in the white spaces that show through.  You can get a million different decorative stamps and ink at Michael's.  I got the idea from Vanessa over at Silly Eagle Books.  This is a great creative craft for kids and grown-ups.

 

Aren't they cute?  I have more ideas for recycling these paint sample swatches on this Pinterest board, so check it out!

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Mary J.
Mary J.
8 years ago

Cute and clever!

I've wondered about doing something like that on top of one of those Ikea small side tables.  (You've mentioned how useful the tables are for painting/embellishment.)   I know it would be important to make sure the chips are glued well to the surface and to have sufficient sealer coats applied.  I suppose a piece of glass, cut to size, could be placed on top for added protection.

Mary J.
Mary J.
8 years ago

Cool idea!  I like the versatility.

~Syl
~Syl
8 years ago

Sooooooooo sweet!!!!! Love it! Always praying for ways to save $$$ and where the Lord would have us give back!!! Thank you for sponsoring Compassion International-wonderful ministry!!!!!!!!! Happy Valentines!!!!!! XO

Kelly
8 years ago

Such a cute idea Kristie! I have seen really good ideas on Pinterest for paint samples. I would love to make some kind of art project someday with them!

jane-marie bloomberg
8 years ago

This idea totally inspired my daughter and me when we were hunting for supplies for her school Valentine's box.  I got out an old fan deck and she added strips of colors to the sides of her box, using them as a border around the wrapping paper.  With the gradation of color, it made for a great ecclectic look!  And it didn't cost a cent!  Thanks for the ideas! 

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