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!

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  1. March 14, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    I love the hears in all the different colors! I have been gathering lots of green paint chip samples lately as potential color choices for our kitchen. It would be neat to do something similar with them. Maybe with a leaf cutout.

  2. March 14, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    That looks great! I linked up too, I made my daughter a bow holder

  3. March 14, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    This is so cute! I love how they pop up from the canvas – great job Megan!

  4. March 14, 2012 / 1:45 pm

    I love this! I'm definitely going to try it!

  5. March 14, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I love a gorgeous craft which required me to buy *nothing* (I have everything I need to do this!!) Thanks for posting`I'll be pinning 🙂

  6. March 14, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    This is adorable!!! I love your blog!

  7. March 14, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Oh, super cute!!! I love how colorful and whimsical it is…perfect for your office. 🙂 I joined the Pinterest Challenge this time too!

  8. March 14, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    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.

  9. March 14, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    I did some heart art as well, but the adhesive circles are brilliant, they give it a nice dimension!

  10. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    March 14, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    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! 😉

  11. March 14, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    This is crazy cute! Absoutely love it!!

  12. Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    March 14, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    Inspired! Love this, looks great and its a really lovely project!

  13. THE Princess Bombshell*
    March 14, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!

  14. natasha {schue love}
    March 14, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a project! It looks awesome!!!!

  15. March 14, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    so so cute! u could sell that on etsy!

  16. March 14, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Wow, what a great DIY!! I agree that the fact they are raised makes it look extra special…as it should since it was a wee bit time consuming 🙂 Well done.

  17. March 14, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    I absolutely adore this!! I am going to be a total copycat and make a similar one for our future playroom! Wow – love!!

  18. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    March 14, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    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

  19. March 14, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    This is incredible!! I am going to try this soon! Good job.

  20. Allison
    March 14, 2012 / 5:30 pm

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

  21. Andrea
    March 14, 2012 / 5:30 pm

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

    good job meghan!

  22. melinda ke
    March 14, 2012 / 11:55 pm

    Wowsers, that is so cute! Great idea, I love the way you grouped the different colors.

  23. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    March 14, 2012 / 8:55 pm

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

  24. March 15, 2012 / 2:04 am

    That is awesome. Four looks so much more striking than one canvas!

  25. Rhiannon
    March 14, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    I absolutely love it!! looks amazing!

  26. Dream Mom
    March 15, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, that turned out great! It really looks great in your office. Nice job!

  27. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
    March 15, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    Wow! Such a great idea to put them on a canvas! I love the way they turned out Megan!

  28. March 18, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    what an amazing project! it looks SO good 🙂

  29. March 21, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    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,

  30. April 20, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    Love this! Going to pick up the supplies today to do some for my kitchen!

  31. April 26, 2012 / 2:22 am

    I love this idea SO MUCH! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make one for my daughter's room! 🙂

  32. September 15, 2012 / 11:47 pm

    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.

  33. November 3, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    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 🙂

  34. November 21, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    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. student accommodation london

  35. Inspire Me Heather
    April 3, 2013 / 1:56 pm

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

  36. September 21, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    I've seen some similar projects, but none that are 3 dimensional- I love yours!!!!

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