I really love DIY projects! Some of my favorites are the ones that help to brighten up your home. My family is also a little strapped for cash…a past cancer diagnosis, along with grad student incomes can do that to you. This project meets both of those objectives: bright & colorful AND cheap 🙂
You know all of those beautiful paint swatches in the hardware store? Well I recently found a blog post where those swatches were put to good use for some DIY crafting fun. A dear friend of mine just moved all the way across the country (literally…from Connecticut to LA) and I figured that I could help make her new apartment feel like home from afar…because going out and visiting right now just isn’t an option. Another awesome thing about this project is how low key it is. There are very few materials that you need and the entire project can be assembled on a kitchen table with minimal physical effort. If you are feeling tired from a chemo treatment but still want something to keep you busy, this is the project for you! Here is how you can create your very own DIY paint swatch wall art!
I took a regular, 11×13 frame
I then assembled all of the pretty paint chips onto the paper insert from the frame
Using glue dots (1/2″ diameter), I adhered the paint chips carefully in place
The blog post where I found this project used vinyl letters to spell something out on the paint chip mosaic. Instead, I found some great, blue, glitzy flowers
The gem in the center of the flower was too thick for the frame though so I removed it, and put some wrapped ribbon in its place.
I put everything back in the frame and voila! 🙂
What do you think? What kinds of projects do you like doing?