The excuses we come up with for arts and crafts range from personal boredom, to our kids’ boredom, from church commitments to holidays. Categorizing our crafts is one way of justifying why we’re not “wasting time” when truth be told, we love to create! No excuse necessary, we’re simple creatures – when we’ve made something beautiful we are proud of ourselves. When we’ve made something thrifty and beautiful, we’re double proud of ourselves. When we’ve made something thrifty and beautiful that makes someone else smile, we’ve hit the epitome of personal pride.
We like inspiring your creative veins to pulse and tingle with ideas and ambition – today we challenge you to bust into the paint chips at your local hardware store and use the beautiful, colored squares for something marvelous! Aside from the glory of endless color options, there is also the fact that each is free. What is there to NOT love about paint chips? Here’s a few ideas:
This cute color block makes a beautiful greeting card. Think of the personalization! From Chica and Jo.
Sure, this is tedious. But that burst of color is worth it! This would look fantastic in a playroom or (if framed properly) as part of an outdoor living room! From Rik Rak Studio.
This is a phenomenal teaching tool – My Crazy Simple Life has a wonderful post about creating this project and using it to tutor her kids.
Love this festive garland from A Bit of Sunshine When Skies are Grey.
This chandelier is beautiful… and made from paint chips. How cool! From Hey Gorgeous.
And some parting humor….