Create a beautiful ombre effect using your local hardware stores free paint chip samples.  Talk about gorgeous things to make with paint chips like chandeliers, bookmarks, magnets, earrings, necklaces, and even paint chip art for your walls.
The Tip Junkie Creative Community has some really fun Paint Chip crafts with pictured tutorials and free patterns if you’re looking for more simple crafts for kids with educational activities.
Paint Chip Chandelier

Paint Chip Art

1.  DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier ~ This ombre patterned chandelier is gorgeous!  Can you believe it's made of paint swatches?  Grab your paper punch and get punching.  I think any color you choose would be just as fabulous as this pink one.
Paint Chip Butterflies
2.  Butterfly Speciman Art ~ These dimensional butterflies are amazing!  And, it's incredibly inexpensive to make.  Lowe's free paint swatches.  Check.  Foam mount stickers.  Check.  Cardboard insert.  Check.
Placecards
3.  Paint Chip Placecards ~ These place cards are very creative, simple and of course, cheap!  They also add a fun colorful zest to the table setting.  Change the color of the paint chip and they would be perfect for any occasional dinner party.
Paint Swatch Coasters
4.  Paint Sample Coasters ~ For simple and colorful coasters simply mod-podge paint swatches to them.  Perfect for gift giving.  Since you saved so much on the coasters you could pair it with a cool mug and hot cocoa mix.
Paint Chip Magnets
5.  Paint Chip Magnets ~ If you don't already have pantone chips you're going to want to get some to make your own "candy" magnets.   Adhere them to cardboard cut to size and finish them off with paper glaze.  These were used on filing cabinets, but I think they would be fantastic on a refrigerator to help your children learn their colors.
Paint Chip Matchbook
6.  Paint Chip Notebooks ~ What an ingenious idea to make a notebook shaped as a matchbook.  Only 5 sheets of regular white paper was used to make each one.  Pair it with a fabulous pen and they would be the perfect gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, bosses, co-workers and friends.
Bookmarks

Paint Chip Craft

7.  Paint Chip Bookmarks ~ Create your own bookmark by simply punching a hole in the paint chip and adding embroidery thread.  Add a cute bead or button to the end of the thread.  Or, you could even add a tassel.
Paint Chip Teacher Gift
8.  Paint Chip Teacher Gift {Back to School} ~ Paint chips are also perfect for tags or wrapping gifts.  Simply wrap them around a bundle of pencils and tie it with a pretty ribbon or twine.
Just Moved Cards
9.  Just Moved Paint Chip Cards - Postcard-sized paint chip sam­ples that were ran through a home printer to make a per­fect and totally budget-friendly mov­ing announcement.
Paint Chip Earrings
10.  Paint Chip Earrings {tutorial} ~ Check out these gorgeous earrings!  It's hard to believe that they are made from paint chips.  Use a circle punch to make them or any other desired shape.
Paint Chip Necklace
11.  Ombre Paint Chip Necklace ~ Make your own ombre necklace in just 5 minutes.  Seriously!  You could make a necklace in every color to coordinate with every outfit.
How to Make a Box from Paint Chips
12.  DIY Paint Chip Boxes ~ These cute little boxes are perfect for tiny things.  How about paper clips, jewelry, party favors, or tiny gifts?
Paint Chip Art13.  Circular Paint Chip Art {Art}Use a variety of punches to create beautiful art for your home and/or office. Recycled paint chips make the perfect medium for crafters on a budget.
Wall Art
14.  Intersecting Circles Wall Art Tutorial ~ This beautiful intersecting circles wall art was inspired by a $129 World Market one.  This version only costs $3.  It's almost free.  The post includes a printable template to make your own intersecting circles.
Paint Chip Garland

Crafts with Paint Chips

15.  Paper Punch Heart Garland ~ I *heart* this garland.  {giggle}.  It's so simple yet so sweet.  You can make your hearts by using either a heart punch or a die cut machine.
Paint Chip Banner
16.  Star Spangled Paint Chip Banner {Pennants}Using paint chips from your local hardware store and some string you will be able to create a cute banner. Perfect to decorate over the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday! Easy, very close to free and cute! Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland 17.  How to Make a Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland  ~ Learn how to make this adorable and FREE pumpkin garland out of paint chips!

Paint Chip Eggs

18.  Paint Chip Eggs ~ Check out this bowl of eye candy!  You can make your own ombre eggs from paint swatches.  They would also be darling strung together for a garland.

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