Have you ever gone to pick out new paint colors and ended up with a handful of paint chips or paint samples? You can normally get these for free, and even the stores that do charge for them don’t charge more than a quarter or so. If you tend to paint often or have a really hard time deciding on the perfect color, you could have so many of these paint chips lying around the house. Luckily for you, I have a list of 25 brilliant DIY ways that you can use those paint chips for home décor.
Whether you want something as simple as creating a paint chip bookmark, or you want something spectacular like a DIY paint chip accent wall, you are going to love all of these paint chip projects. They are all so simple and of course, they use paint chips as the main material so they are also really cheap to make. Many of these would make wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or the holidays and all of them are fun to make. There is even some great DIY furniture in here, and if you love making your own furniture, be sure to check out these 50 home décor and furniture products you can make from 2X4s.
If you don’t have any paint chips on hand, you can check with friends and family. Chances are, they have a few and are more than willing to give them away just to get rid of them. I know that you are going to love these DIY paint chip projects. There are some great home décor pieces like artwork and coasters and some really beautiful paint chip jewelry. And, if you love making your own jewelry, be sure to take a look at these 35 DIY jewelry ideas for your summer wardrobe. And, be sure that you check out these paint chip projects – you are going to love them!
1. DIY Paint Chip Mosaic Art
I love DIY mosaic projects and this paint chip mosaic art is super easy. You just cut up the paint chips of all different colors and then create your own mosaic with them. Whether you use this as framed art or you want to create something special from your design, this is a quick and easy craft that is perfect for kids. Even toddlers can help to glue the paint chips into place to make their chosen image.
2. DIY Paint Chip Bedroom Wall Accent
If you are looking for a really creative way to repurpose those paint chips, consider replacing your bedroom wall! You won’t actually replace the wall but you can create quite the accent wall with a collection of paint chips in the same color and different hues or you can use all sorts of different colors to make it really decorative. You are going to need quite a few paint swatches for this one, depending on how big you want to make your accent wall.
3. Easy DIY Paint Chip Bookmarks
These bookmarks are super easy to make and they make wonderful gifts for anyone you know who loves to read. The paint chips are already ombre in design so you just need to add a few embellishments to make them unique. You can stamp them with different images or even draw something if you’re an artist. Then just add a tassel and you’re all done.
4. Cheap And Easy DIY Business Card Holder
Turn those paint chips into an adorable business card holder that will help you to keep your business cards organized. This is one of the easiest ways to repurpose paint swatches and it would make a wonderful gift for anyone who carries business cards with them. You will need a couple of paint chip swatches for each business card holder that you make.
5. DIY Ombre Chevron Necklace
How gorgeous is this necklace that you make from paint chips? I love the chevron design and since this is a DIY project, you can do these in any color that you want – you could have one for every color in your wardrobe. This is a really simple necklace to make and it would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day or any special occasion.
6. DIY Paint Sample Coasters
A little Mod Podge and a few paint samples and you have the makings for some wonderfully colorful coasters. These DIY paint sample coasters are so simple to make and they’re really cheap since you make them with inexpensive paint samples. Not only that, but you can get the specific color that you need to match your existing décor. You just need the paint samples, some Mod Podge, cork or felt and spray adhesive to make these.
7. DIY Ombre Christmas Or Easter Ornament
These DIY ombre ornaments are really easy to make and depending on the colors that you choose, they could be used for Christmas or Easter tree decorating. You could also make some of these just to add embellishments to things like wreaths, flower arrangements or even gifts. You just glue on the paint chips to create the color and design that you want. This would make a wonderfully memorable DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament.
8. DIY Paint Chip Popsicle Party Invitations
Here is a great repurpose project for paint chips and a fun and creative way to reuse popsicle sticks. These little party invitations are made from paint chips in a variety of colors and cut to resemble a popsicle. You just add a craft or popsicle stick and then fill out all of your party information inside. These are perfect for summer parties and so easy to make!
9. DIY Paint Chip Feather Crowns – Dress Up Fun!
If you have little girls then you know how important it is to have things on hand for them to play dress up. These DIY paint chip feather crowns are surely going to make your little ones happy and they are really easy to make. These are great for parties and you could even let the little ones help you to make them so they get double the fun from this DIY project.
10. DIY Circle Wall Art
If you are really creative, why not make your own wall art out of those paint samples. I love this circle art – it has an old fashioned quilt look to it, which makes it perfect for adding to a farmhouse designed home. You just choose the paint sample colors that you want to use – or whatever you have on hand – and then just glue them onto a canvas in the design that you want.
11. Adorable Paint Chip Nursery Décor
This little monogrammed letter is perfect for the nursery and it makes a wonderful gift for anyone you know who is expecting. You make this with paper mache and then cover it with paint chips in any combination of colors that match existing nursery décor. Or, you could do these in family surname letters, too and have them to decorate an entryway table or hang on the living room wall.
12. Super Easy DIY Paint Chip Napkin Holder
If you have a special dinner coming up, or a wedding, or if you just want a unique napkin holder for each of your family members, this one that is made from paint samples is perfect. It’s a cheap and really easy way to set the table. You just have to add the name and then cut slits in the paint chip to allow the napkin to slip through.
13. Gorgeous DIY Ombre Earrings
These gorgeous DIY paint chip earrings only take about 15 minutes to make, even if you have never made your own jewelry before. You just choose the colors that you want and then get the paint samples that match those colors. You can do these in any shape or design that you want and they would make wonderful gifts for anyone you know who loves the ombre design.
14. Paint Chip Owl Art
This little owl is adorable and you can make him from paint chips. This is perfect for a nursery and it’s a really easy project to DIY. You will need a picture frame and then a handful of paint chips to make the owl and the background. You can do this in any color, pinks for a girl or blues for a boy or if you are doing it as a gift and aren’t sure of the baby’s gender, you can do neutral colors like yellows and greens.
15. Cute DIY Paint Chip Animal Toys
Your little ones are going to love these adorable animals that you can make from paint chips. You just have to choose which animals you want to make and then cut the paint chips to resemble that animal. You can add legs so that your little ones can play with the animals or these make wonderful embellishments for children’s bedroom décor, too. DIY toys are so much fun to make and really cheap, too.
16. DIY Paint Chip Paper Beads
If you love jewelry making, you are really going to love these DIY paper beads that you can make from paint chips. These are really easy to make and you can do them in so many different colors. Paper beads are great for making jewelry or using to decorate any number of things like picture frames and vases. These won’t take you long at all to make – you can have an entire collection in just a couple of hours.
17. Colorful Paint Chip Thank You Cards
Thank you cards are so nice to send and these are made from paint chip samples so they are also really unique and cheap. You just create the cards by adding stamps or other designs and then write in your thank you for each one. These are great for kids to make to thank grandparents and friends for birthday gifts or you could use them to thank guests to a baby or wedding shower.
18. Rustic DIY Paint Chip Clock
This DIY paint chip clock has a wonderfully rustic look to it and it is much easier to make than you may think. You can buy a clock like this in a department store but it’s going to cost you quite a bit. You can make this one yourself for just a fraction of that cost and have a blast DIYing it. To make this one, you just need a clock, paint chips and sand paper crackle medium for the rustic worn look. DIY clocks are fabulously cheap and so gorgeous!
19. Repurposed Paint Chip Jewelry Display
Hang a few paint chips on the wall and use them as a decorative jewelry organizer. You just stick them on the wall and then add something to hang your jewelry on. This is a great way to add some décor to the bedroom and to get some really colorful jewelry organization at the same time.
20. Simple DIY Paint Chip Lampshade
Take a regular old lampshade and make it spectacular with a few paint chips in different colors or hues of the same color. This is a simple project and it is a wonderful way to instantly change the look and feel of any room. You could do these in colors that match your existing décor or create a stunning accent piece by using contrasting colors.
21. DIY Paint Chip Refrigerator Magnets
Take those paint chips and simply add magnets to the back to get these colorful and adorable little refrigerator magnets. You could stamp the paint chips with any number of designs to make them more decorative or just leave them as they are. This is a great little project for the kids to help with, too. Making magnets is so easy and they will love using their own DIY magnets to display their refrigerator art.
22. Cute Paint Chip Matching Game
This little matching game that you can make with different colors of paint chips is super easy to put together. Your kids are going to love it and it is a wonderful way to teach them about memory and colors. You just need a collection of paint chips and a few wooden clothespins to make this one. It’s such a fun game and perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. You could add texture and make this a great DIY sensory toy game.
23. Simple DIY Name Garland
Use those paint chips to create name garlands that are perfect for parties or for decorating your children’s bedrooms. Kids can do this one by themselves if they prefer. Just help younger children to cut their paint chips and then let them practice making their own names by gluing those paint chips onto cardstock. This would also be a great way to decorate for an upcoming baby shower.
24. Lovely DIY Paint Chip Wreath
This DIY paint chip wreath is perfect for adding some color to your home décor. You can do this in any colors that you want so it is perfect for interior decorating no matter what season or time of year it may be. Use reds and greens for the holidays or pastel colors for spring. You could even do a red, white and blue wreath. It would make a wonderfully creative craft for the Fourth of July.
25. Easy DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier
This DIY chandelier is gorgeous with its ombre colors and it is super easy to make. You use paint swatches that you can cut out into any number of shapes or designs and then add them to a metal base that holds together your chandelier. This would be lovely in a bedroom or an entryway or you could do these for outdoors, too if you wanted. You can also mix and match colors so that they match your indoor or outdoor décor perfectly.