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« on: November 29, 2011 08:27:14 PM »

Ok, so I have probably like 2 billion different colored paint swatches from various hardware/home improvement stores. Does anyone have any ideas about something that I could do with them? I don't scrapbook. Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2011 02:03:49 AM »

I've seen them used for art mosaics here.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011 02:47:58 AM »

If you like to do story/mood boards for your work, you could use them to make colourways? I used them in this way during my fashion course at college to see what colours went well together Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011 07:07:02 AM »

Oooooo...I have a zillion ideas for them!

Bookmarks
Coasters
Cut the colors out and paste them on serving trays, make curtains, lampshades, etc.
decorate a coffee table with like colors
calendar
mosaic pictures http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/post/1568645662/paint-chips

little gift boxes  http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-make-boxes-from-paint-swatches.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HowAboutOrange+%28How+About+Orange%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Greeting cards  http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/04/19/paint-chip-greeting-cards

OR! You could send them to me Cheesy

Just kidding, I just grabbed a ton from Home Depot and I've been making bookmarks out of them
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011 01:44:06 PM »

make a Beaded curtain out of them with paperclips to divide them.. I did this with square ones and wrote positive words on them and then glue sticked them back to back and punched holes in them... I just need to put them up
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012 08:12:28 PM »

Hi I 've made cards out of them,  or you take the backing off & it's sticky, maybe cover a ugly table. I love the box idea. Maybe stick them together & make ornaments from them, good luck!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012 04:57:23 AM »

OK, I know it's been a while right, but I jut came across this blog post and HAD to find this post to show you all!!

Paint swatch CHANGE OF ADDRESS CARDS! You could use this idea for anything though, invitations etc
http://handmakemyday.com/2011/07/11/she-made-paint-chip-address-cards/

Think I'll make my birthday invites out of them!
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012 04:51:40 PM »

I used to fold them into a match-book shape but instead of matches I stapled a short stack of recycled paper inside for notes. I put a biz card sticker on them and gave them away to people who bought something at my craft sales.

I also like to use them as a pre-tinted 'canvas' for inchie art
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012 03:00:53 PM »

When I saw this mini-bunting necklace DIY, I was like "GET ME TO CANADIAN TIRE SO I CAN RAID THE PAINT CHIPS!" Didn't happen, but I'm so gonna do it Cheesy
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