Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Paint Chip Paper Bunting

When we moved in, there was a massive stack of paint color samples left in one of the closets.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't ecstatic over the discovery.
For reals.

There are tons of amazing bunting flags out there.
You've seen them.
Thankfully, when browsing fabric for a bunting project I was planning, I remembered the huge stack of paint chips.
With a little bit of ribbon, hot glue, and paper paint samples, I made this:

(Hammer and scissors in the playroom? On the bookshelf? You can totally judge me for that one.)

Wide paint samples (mine have three colors per card).
Pinking shears/scissors.
Hot glue and glue gun.

Cut paint samples into triangles.
I used pinking shears, but scissors work fine.

After you've cut your paint chips, measure your ribbon to your desired length, and lie it on a flat surface.
Without using glue, place your triangles one by one along the ribbon to determine how many triangles fit, and to center the paint chips so that the ribbon ends are equal in length.

When they are positioned where you want them, simply start with the first triangle and add a line of hot glue along the top.
Press the triangle firmly onto the ribbon.
Continue until everything is glued down.
Eventually, you'll end up with something like this:

I made four buntings and will show you all of them next week when I reveal the playroom.
{happy dance}

This happy little project was easy peasy, adorable, and practically free.
It doesn't get much better.



  1. This is such a great idea! How have I missed all the fantastic things to do with paint chips!? I need to get me some : )

  2. What a fun playroom idea!!! Adds a HUGE pop of color for almost nothing?!?! Can't beat that!

  3. Home depot employees are going to love me hehehe!

  4. SSOOO fun! What a score! Free paint chips and awesome bunting. Nice job!

  5. what a great idea! They are super cute too!

  6. i love love love this. you are the most creative beauty ever!!


  7. I love love love this! I want something like this in my craft room (when I have one).

  8. flippin brilliant!
    I used to collect paint samples when i was little. not sure why...

  9. This is so cute! I love paint chips and I would have been crazy excited if I discovered a big stack of them (so I didn't have to covertly stuff them into my purse at every Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, and Ace store in town). : )

  10. You are a genius! I was just giving myself for not having made any bunting related things yet! I also just picked up paint chips yesterday! I know what I'm going to do tonight!

    Thanks for this wonderful idea!

  11. AH! I looove it! This would be a great easy thing to do for baby shower banners too....hmmm. Excellent. :)

  12. So I cut out all the egg shapes from paint chips for an easter egg garland... that never got strung, let alone used to decorate with! Awesome... so I love this idea that gives me the sense I'm not too late after all :)

  13. I'm in love with your project! So simple and so cute!

    I would LOVE if you would link up your party to my What I Made Wednesday Linky Party! http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-i-made-wednesday-7.html
    It's going on now and you could get a chance to be featured! =)

    Briana & Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

  14. Oh super cute! One of my favorite paint chip projects yet! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Great idea! Who doesn't have a million paint chips (I know I do :) )? Can't wait to see your playroom--with such cheerful colors, I'm sure it'll be gorgeous.

  16. Hi - hopped over from Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Linky Party. I love your paint chip bunting. Bright minds think alike....you'll see what I mean if you visit my Tropical Party post at http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com/2011/03/tropical-birthday-bash.html Let me know what you think! I'm your newest 599th follower! :)

  17. Cool!

    I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays blog.

  18. I love paint sample crafts! they are so fun to see and easy and simple. love it!

    I'm a new follower, you have an awesome blog!

  19. I featured this on my blog today


  20. This is so fun! I love bunting, and how easy is this! Great idea! I featured this on my blog today. Check it out: http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/2011/06/paint-chip-crafts.html

  21. Hi! I featured this project on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you will stop by and check it out.

  22. HA!! Yet another feature...I've got them in my post today, too! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Such a great idea! I just ran across this on pinterest and will be making some for my wedding!



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