Tuesday, August 2, 2011

. . . Paint Chip Bookmarks . . .

One of the easiests things to create with paint chips is bookmarks.  I wanted to put a unique spin on them if I was going to make some so I went scouring the paint section at Lowe's and Wal Mart and found that Valspar has large sized paint chips with squares cut out of them.  I grabbed a bunch and came home and scored them right down the middle to make a fold and then glued another paint chip inside so a coordinating color would show through the squares.  If I had been at home and not vacationing while making these I would have used an eyelet or grommet to cover the hole and Bakers' Twine for the tassle but I was still very happy with how they turned out.  They were super easy to make and there is a lot of potentional to make them even cuter.  I want to do stamps in the "windows" or a monogram or little flower stickers or rub ons.  There are so many possibilities.

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*I didn't have any books with me because I use a Kindle so luckily there
were some old books at the beach that I could use as a prop.

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• Gather supplies--lots of paint chips, glue, a hole punch, yarn or twine, scissors
• Score your Valspar paint chip in half
• Glue the inside of your chip so you can adhere the coordinating chip
• Place the coordinating color inside the paint chip so it can peak out the "windows" on the larger chip

• Fold your paint chip in half making sure the chip is well glued on the edges. I used Mod Podge glue for the inside because it's what i had with me
• Punch a hole in the top center of the paint chip so you can string your yarn through to creat a tassle
• Thread the yarn through to make a slip knot and you have a perfect bookmark
• I love all the colors!

The perfect gift or the perfect way to embellish a package.


  1. SO cute! I love them! I might have to do these with my students!
    I put a link at the bottom of my blog's post today to your paint chip idea week since it is so much fun!

  2. I have tons of paint chips from the renovation so I need to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is like the third cool thing I have seen this week to do with paint chips. I love all the inspiration, especially since I have so many of these lying around waiting to do something with them. Great idea and by the way you are super woman being able to do all this while on vacay!


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