Fall Paintchip Garland

This little project is easy, peasy folks! And, if you're a klepto bold like me, it's free!

I, ahem, collected a few paint chip samples from my local hardware store. I chose gorgeous fall colors- burnt orange, creamy white and chocolate brown- and mixed them with a pop of an unexpected pink. I think the pink brings in a touch of modern sass to the decor. 

 (the shame! a crappy iPhone pic... I was too lazy to get out my new camera)

I used my handy Fiskars circle punch (I've got two sizes) to cut out the circles from the chips.
[Psst! I noticed in my local ad that these are 30% off at JoAnns right now!]


Grab some clear fishing wire + Scotch tape and BOOM. You've got yourself a fun fall garland. I decided to hang mine in the breakfast are of my kitchen. The game plan is to spruce up the table with a pretty fall centerpiece to complement the garland. And hopefully, once the leaves begin to change outside, they'll peek through the windows and add even more fall beautimousness.

Up close and personal. 


This could actually be a fun project for a kids room or party decor.

I'm really loving the random splash of hot pink I threw in there, mixed with the traditional fall colors.


39 comments:

  1. HECK....I have a whole drawer full!!! Great idea!

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  2. This is such a great idea! We *just* bought a house & are collecting paint samples anways, so it def. wouldn't hurt to pick up a few extra fall colors & decorate our new house for fall :)

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  3. thats neat! definitely cute for a kid's party decor!

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  4. that is so fun and cute! oh i can't wait to decorate for fall decorating! don't think i will even get to do much for it this year so i will live vicariously through you!

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  5. Lord knows I have enough paint chips to decorate my whole house in a fall garland!!!! Great idea! I'm also loving paint chip art I've spied on pinterest.....so many creative minds out here in blogland!

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  6. Oh I absolutely LOVE this idea! So cute and simple...which is exactly how I prefer my DIY crafts!!

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  7. Scrapbooking paper would work well, too, and it's super inexpensive!

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  8. What a fun project! I love this idea. Keeping this in mind for party decor for the girl's b-day/grad parties! I so need some of the newer craft cutters too.

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  9. So easy, but so cute--and can we say free?! My kind of project. I love this idea.

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  10. so so SO cute. love it! Would look perfect for my fall harvest dinner party!
    Great job!
    Tana

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  11. Love how big purses come in handy for things like this!! I think I'll be jumping on this bandwagon. :)
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  12. Great project! Thinking I could swag it on my new mantel for Fall (:

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  13. I made a similar rainbow garland for my daughter's 1st birthday party. Didn't use paint chips (it would have been A LOT to swipe since I used 10 colors and made over 80 feet) and I sewed mine together. Check it out!

    http://lovelylittlelaughter.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-birthday-part-ay.html

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  14. it looks really good! i love the different sizes :)

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  15. This is so fun! I always wondered what tool people used for the cut-outs and now I know - thanks for the tip!

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  16. Your project turned out great and your post is hilarious!! I might have to get bold & snatch up some paint chips to make a garland too!!

    Love it!!

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  17. So perfect! I love projects that utilize what I already have at home. I'll definitely have to make one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. I love it!! It definitely says "Autumn" without being too themey. Very cute. Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Ready party, Michelle. :)

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  19. So totally simple and cool. I think I'm going to break out some scrapbook paper (I know, finally) and do a garland for my mirror. Thanks for the inspiro!

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  20. Super cute! My favorite part of the post was your term "modern sass." Totally love it. And congrats on the new camera! Fun!

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  21. Beautiful. I love the colors! I want to make one of these for my daughter's room. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-9.html

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  22. Love this! Now I won't feel so bad about my collection of paint chips! PS I LOVE your table! And I'm a new follower!

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  23. So cute Michelle! This is exactly what I need to add to our "mantle" that I'm working on!

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  24. This is a great idea! I might have to use this for my son's upcoming birthday party!

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  25. Love this, want to try it for sure! Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!

    Candace

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  26. visiting from CSI... LOVE this idea, but I am not very bold! :)

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