Thursday, February 3, 2011

diy :: paint swatch valentines

***Disclaimer: This post is written by a DIY-er who is dying to get started on the renovation already!

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All waiting and no hammering makes Karen create silly projects.

I don't know about you, but we've been working hard on our valentines.

For this project, you will need a lot of paint chips.

What I did:
  • tore various bodies from paint chips
  • cut red and pink hearts
  • cut various noses
  • cut message bubbles from white paper (not pictured)
  • wrote all messages for 4 and some messages for 7

What the kids did:
  • created and glued parts of valentines
  • drew arms, legs, and details with a sharpie
  • thought of something nice & unique about every classmate
  • put up with their mother's crazy DIY tendencies

4's valentines

7's valentines

***This project was inspired by this one. We just tweaked it a little, by using masses of paint chips.

This post has been linked to the Making Monday Marvelous blog party.

handmade projects

It has also been linked to Made By You Mondays.


  1. What a great idea, what a great way to use paint swatches.

  2. These are too cute! Love that you used the paint swatches I was just thinking about a craft that would use up some of our old paint swatches. :)

  3. i am dying these are so cute! you just blew me away with your creativeness right there. in an adorable, awesome mommy craft project sort of a way.

  4. awesome idea! my kids would love this- I think I better head to the hardware store for some swatches!

  5. These are just so cute and I love how the kids can personalize them for each friend! Just wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight:

  6. @ elizabeth~ Thanks! Some of the paint swatches just seemed like the perfect size for something...

    @ Heather~ I've seen people make calendars out of paint swatches, too. They're just so beautiful!

    @ Teresa~ Thanks. I can't help myself -- it's the teacher in me (always looking for a project...)

    @ Gina~ My kids had a lot of fun doing it. And they got really creative. It was fun being a part of the process.

    @ Kimberly Ann Petersen~ Thanks. Glad you like it.

    @ Laurel~ Thanks for linking me up. I'm honored!

  7. I just love these! I wish I had seen them sooner!

    I'd love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I'm sure you'll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!


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