5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Paint Swatches

One of my very good friends recently bought her first home, so I spent some time last weekend helping her decide on paint colors for all the rooms in the house. Of course, you can’t help someone else pick out paint without grabbing a few swatches for yourself (if I had the time/talent, the rooms in my house would change color wayy too often), but what’s a girl to do with a variety of pretty paint swatches if she’s not actually painting anything? Well, let me show you some awesome options — and yes, I’m talking about those free paint swatches you grab at Lowe’s or Home Depot…

1. Create Wall Art

(Via Addicted 2 Decorating & The Crafty Scientist)

2. Design a Party Banner

(Via A Bit of Sunshine)

3. Make Party Garland

(Via Etsy, Little Bit Funky and Grace and Light)

4. Scrapbook

(Via Elle’s Studio and AliLilly)

5. Design Bookmarks & Gift Tags

(Via Bella Carta)

What other cool uses of paint swatches have you seen?

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

6 Comments on 5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Paint Swatches

    • Nicole
      September 13, 2011 at 9:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Of course it’s okay :) Thanks for sharing!

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 at 8:56 am (4 years ago)

      Oh my! These are AMAZING :)

  1. i heart art
    September 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm (4 years ago)

    These are wonderfully creative ways to use color swatches! I hope you don’t mind if I pin them. Please let me know if you would like for me to remove the pin.

    • Nicole
      September 23, 2011 at 8:56 am (4 years ago)

      Of course you can pin them! Pinterest is actually how I found them all to begin with :) Thank you so much for sharing my post!


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