DIY {Paint Chip Art}

What began as a Valentine craft project turned into a broader crafty art idea.  Does that happen to you?  You start out with one goal in mind and then once you get into it, the project takes a different direction?  Originally, I collected paint chip samples in varying shades of pink and used a Martha Stewart heart punch to cut out a bunch of hearts that I planned on attaching to a single square canvas.  Since Valentine’s day is all about love, I thought it would be cute to hang some hearts in our kitchen or entryway.


Then I got carried away . . .



I ended up collecting all colors of the rainbow and punching out hearts in all of them.  The punching is easy (and quite addictive), taking just a few minutes to punch out a gazillion. And since I had more canvases, I spread them out onto four squares.
To give the art dimension, I used adhesive foam circles to affix the hearts to the canvas.  I just eyeballed the placement of the hearts and tried to keep the lines straight.



There are 90 hearts on each canvas.  It took about 2 hours to stick 360 hearts onto these canvases.


Then I had to figure out where to put them.  James’ room? Too much on the walls already.  The hallway?  No.  But my office happily welcomed them!
Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s Day?!
I’m sharing this post at Somewhat Simple.
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  1. I'm impressed. Maybe I could incorporate a boy shape to the upcoming nursery! I'm not very crafty though 🙂

    Where did you find your living room rug? Love the pattern.

  2. I can totally see how punching out those little hearts can be addicting! Love the dimension you added with the foam circle stickers. These are so fun – I think I need to make one or four myself! 😉

  3. I love these!!! And when you scroll down the post, it looks like they're moving! Or maybe that's the acid I dropped this morning? I'm kidding!

    These look great in your office, esp next to those lamps! Thanks for linking up chica!! oxoxoxox

  4. These look fabulous, Megan! So fun and colorful! Perfect for your office and between those beautiful lamps you have.

  5. love this! it's such an awesome idea! could be used for so many places nursery, office, kitchen, etc!

    good job meghan!

  6. Girl. That is adorable!!! I already have some fun punches so now I am thinking and thinking! Too darn cute.

  7. Love this!!! And, it would definitely be an awesome Valentine's Day decoration for me next year. I do have a question… Where did you get those adorable blue lamps? I LOVE them!!!

    Happy Wednesday,

  8. I JUST finished this idea for our bedroom. I have recently changed the main base color of our bedding and walls to different shades of gray (oh-oh, sounds like a book title), so this is a needed burst of color. I am going to attempt some other paint chip ideas in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I ran across your post over at IHeart Organizing for this super cute paint chip wall art! I just LOVE it.. such a great idea 🙂 I hope it's okay, I've featured your paint chip wall art on a frugal crafts round-up that I just finished. You can see it here:

    I linked it to your post on IHeart Organizing but I can change the link to this page if you would like. I wish I had thought first that you may have posted it on your own site as well. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

  10. Your wall art turned out so pretty and I've got this linked to my paint chips DIY post too today!

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