On Tuesday, the unexpected snow delay forced the kiddo and I to come up with some creative ways to spend our day. We passed a bit of time by making this 100% free wreath from cardboard and Martha Stewart for Home Depot paint chips. I really like the colorways in this line and the paint chips are a perfect size for cutting 2" circles.
How we made this is super-straightforward.
First, I collected 1 paint chip for every shade of pink-red in the Martha Stewart paint (don't be too greedy on the paint chips...you don't want to alert the Home Depot folks to your crafting ambitions *wink-wink*). Then, we cut 2 2" circles from each paint chip and ended up with 2 circles per shade. Next, I cut a wreath shape from a piece of scrap cardboard; I used a decorative bowl to trace the outer circle and a pot lid for the inner circle. Now, it was only a matter of adhering (we used some kid-friendly Elmer's) the circles to the cardboard; I overlapped the circles in "rows" of two and arranged them by shade. Lastly, I punched a small whole at the top of the wreath and pulled through some red satin ribbon in order to attach my new wreath to the wreath-hanger on the front door.
Easy-peasy and it actually really looks good from the street. It's bright and festive!
I have been inspired by so many crafter's/blogger's paint chip projects to make one of my own. Paint chips are such great options for emphasizing hue, shade, tint and/or tone.