Paint Chip Crafting

Today I did some errands with the hubby and came home with these.

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And these little beauties!

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(no I didn’t just take paint chips, we are thinking of a little spring spruce up)

Can you see where I’m going with this?

Oh yes…paint chip bookmark time!!

Here’s how I made mine.

First I picked two chips I liked together. one with cutouts, one without, and laid them on top of each other.

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Then I cut out a bookmark sized strip out of the top chip.

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I did the same thing with the background chip and stuck them together with double sided tape.

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You can choose complimentary colors or with similar colors, and finish them off by punching a hole in the top and adding a ribbon.

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I have a short attention span, so after a couple bookmarks I lost interest šŸ˜‰

After perusing the interwebs, I found this…

How to Make Boxes From Paint Swatches from How About Orange

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The instructions say to cut your chip to a 5″x5″ size. Problem was mine was about 4″x4.5″.

Whomp, whomp.

Oh well. I looked at the instructions again and figured out that I just needed to make the center section 2″ so I made a 4″ squarre and figured the box just wouldn’t be as deep.

After you do that you just need to mark 1″ from each side so you end up with a 2″ square in the middle. I scored the lines, cut notches and attached double sided tape to the tabs.

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After that just stick that sucker together. Do the same for the cover except the inner square should be slightly bigger.

Or not.

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Um…yeah.

Measure carefully people.

Good news is I managed to make one that worked!

 

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So..three wins and one fail…not bad!

 

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