Sunday, September 25, 2011

Current DIY Project - Paint Swatches

After seeing a bunch of craft projects and artwork using paint swatches on Pinterest and Young House Love, I decided to try some myself. My sister and I picked up a few stacks of paint chips at Lowe's this afternoon and decided to do some experimenting while Josh was working on the farm.

We ran the swatches through a paper shredder and got these fun little strips:

 Josh's cousin thought of weaving them together, so we started playing around with it. My sister Lindsey made this creation. She's thinking of folding the edges over, Mod-Podging it, attaching to a piece of cork, and making a coaster (or a series of them after awhile). I think it would look cool framed and put on the wall!

 I picked paint swatches that are the actual colors from our entryway (the green and tan, anyway) and threw in the blue for an accent. I wove them together and ended up with a big square. Here's a pic of the work in progress:

I'm thinking about folding the edges under and just framing it to put in the entryway, along with another similar one, for a pair of matching abstract art pieces. Pretty cheap considering I've already got the frames and mats, and the swatches are free! Gotta love free DIY!

What kind of crafts have you been up to lately? 

PS: If you're not on Pinterest yet, leave a comment with your email and I'll send you an invite!


  1. How witty! I love those. I'm on Pinterest at

    Just stopping by for Mingle Monday!

  2. very clever idea, I never even thought of that!