Friday, January 14, 2011

Paint Chip Wreath: Shades of a Valentine

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.

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6 comments:

Alicia said...

I made it here via fingerprints on the fridge.

Very nice. I have so many stacks of paint chips, and I refuse to just chuck them, but I haven't come up with anything interesting to do with the dang things!


Alicia {ProtoDoom.com}

Michael - Innkeeper said...

this is soooo great! and free. love, love!

Amie said...

I love the shading, it creates so much interest! Love it, great work, I've gotta try this one!
Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I can't wait for Valentine's Day. I love it! I feel all romantic just thinking about it!

This is a gorgeous idea!

Sarahx

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This turned out great! Love the gentle transition of color around the wreath.

I'm Danielle said...

What a great idea!!

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