Monday, April 8, 2013

Paint Chip Spring Ornaments

I have this little tree that I decorate in different ways each season and it either sits on the side table in the living room or on the mantel. I didn't have any spring "ornaments" for my little tree so I decided to make some. 

I have quite a pile of paint chips building up. I don't know why but every time I am in a store with paint chips, I grab a couple. My stash is quickly growing so I decided it was time to use some of them. (And that photo is only a very small sampling of my collection!)

I got out my Silhouette machine and found a couple of springy shapes I liked; a flower, a butterfly, and a bird. I placed my paint chips on my mat and cut out a bunch of the shapes. Even though my mat was plenty sticky the paint chips were sliding around so I put a little piece of re-positional tape on the back of each paint chip and that held them in place perfectly. 

After all my shapes were cut, I just took some white twine and glued it in between 2 of the shapes. 

It was a easy and pretty quick project and now my tree is good to go for spring and early summer!

This post is part of a monthly Silhouette challenge created by Lauren at The Thinking Closet. Check out the links below for more projects by some talented crafty ladies using their Silhouette machines.

D.I.Y. Canvas Date Art - The House on Hillbrook
Mother's Day Celebration - Creative Turn

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  1. Thanks for the tip on using repositional tape if our media is sliding around on the mat. I always learn something from your tutorials and posts, Coley! I love that you were able to transform paint chip cards into spring ornaments. What a wonderful idea!

  2. These are adorable. I picked up several paint chips over the past few weeks and had something similar in mind. I wand to do some big kitchen art but I'm at lost. Any ideas?

  3. I never thought of this. great way to make the ornaments for my seasonal tree. Save some money also.