I love paint chips- I always have. I have long sneaked through aisles of the hardware store, squirreling away pretty colors. I never really had a use for them, and I have to say the recent trend of paint chip crafting has me going batty with glee.
As many of you know, I am eagerly expecting the arrival of baby #2- a little girl coming any day now (I technically am not due for over a month, but because of some complications I will be welcoming baby B anytime from now until three weeks out). I have not done a whole lot with B's nursery since I have been stuck on bedrest and little man has kept me on my toes through the whole pregnancy. (Who thought it was a good idea to have kids 19 months apart? I am insane...).
The following craft, while completely easy, was a little time consuming- but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! Read on to see how I turned a paper mache B into a lovely collage of paint chips, perfect for my little lady's room!
First, I painted the large paper mache B. I prepped it with a sealer (essential unless you'de like to have to use 6 coats), and slapped down some white paint.
I carefully cut out all lettering and monograms from the paint chips, and got to cutting what seemed like a zillion tiny squares. I paid no attention to making them uniform- I tried to get all sorts of sizes of chips.
I mod podged the chips on in any which way, trying to not have too many similar colors next to each other. For the curvy parts of the B, I glued down a chip and simply ran some scissors or an xacto knife around the edge that hung off to trim it to look like it was custom shaped for that part of the letter.
Let dry completely, then seal with a layer of Mod Podge. Finish with a layer of varnish for a lovely, smooth shine.
Grab a ribbon, and use to hang!
Can't wait to show off the whole nursery soon! (It is currently full of junk and painted green... hence the pallet background)