Free & Easy Paint Chip Artwork

I’ve abandoned the whole “pet artwork” idea for above the pet station.  After seeing the custom pet watercolor portraits by Rachelle Levingston, my little computer “artwork” just wasn’t cutting it.  And since there’s no way I can spend $900 on pet portraits, I needed to come up with something else.

My grand idea?  Paint chip artwork.  It was easy, it was free, and best of all, it’s done.

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Even though it was something that a kindergartener could do, I quite like how they turned out.  They’re colorful (which I obviously love), and graphic against the white background.

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I used a total of 16 paint chip cards from the original Behr paint (at Home Depot).  These are the cards that have three or four colors per card.  I also picked up one the cute little leaf-shaped paint chips from the new(ish) line of paint—the Behr Premium Plus Ultra.  (I’m calling it a leaf shape, but I really have no idea what it’s supposed to be.  Obviously I used it as a flower petal.)

The leaf-shaped paint chip was too big for my project, so I trimmed off about 1/2” on each side, doing my best to maintain the shape, and then used that as a template to cut out the rest of the leaves (which I used as petals).

After cutting out 12 petals for each flower, I glued them to a piece of cardstock with a glue stick, and popped them into four frames that I’ve had for years, and that was it!  Free, easy, and done.

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I love being able to cross things off my “to do” list.  One down, 9274 to go.

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  1. Somethingniceandpretty says

    Such a neat idea, I'm going to do this and also make one for my daughter. I so need something for my walls and just can't find anything I like…..I love these!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. A Creative Spirit says

    I LOVE THIS… I have been collecting the little square  paint chips from Lowe's to make a paint chip piece of art but it will be just basic squares… liking your better. :o)

  3. Michael at Blue Velvet Chair says

    I can certainly empathize with the 'to do' list. Does it ever get smaller??? Pinned your cute little paint chip art pieces to Pinterest for an upcoming roundup of inspiration with paint chip cards. Thanks!

  4. Marc Azada says

    This decorating style is really amazing! It is simple but elegant. The passion always make things perfect. Just like what it shows here! Nice post!

  5. Michell Kaul says

    Oh how fabulous! I made paint sample flowers once…but I LOVE these so much better:-) On my to-do list now…..

  6. LauraC says

    Love these! I would like to *ahem* copy your idea (for my kids’ room) if that’s ok, but could you give me a rough idea of the size? How big are the frames? Thanks so much, just popping in from YHL!

  7. Beth says

    This is fantabulous! I have paint chips sitting in mounds because I participated in many consumer projects hosted by major supply companies of paint. I never wanted to just toss them. So this is a wonderful Idea. Now I know who is getting what for gifts this year. Thanks

  8. Priscilla says

    Hi! I love what you’ve done with the paint chips. The flowers are so pretty. Could you please tell me the finished size of the flower and the frame size you used. Also, do the paint colors show on the flowers or did you use other paint swatches to trace and cut? Thanks in advance for your help.

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