Paint Chip Ombre Art

Over at DIY Candy, Amy came up with a fun way to turn free paint chips into art.  It’s a simple craft project that anyone can do with just a few basic craft supplies, an old frame, and a few leftover paint chips.


For this fun art project, Amy cut out a piece of thin cardboard to fit the picture frame she planned to use.  She used a craft punch to cut her paint chips into inverted arrows, which she arranged and glued onto the cardboard.  She placed them so that each color would have the classic ombre fade going for it.  Once glued, Amy popped it into her frame–easy peasy!


Visit DIY Candy to read more about this free art project.

Ombre Paint Chip Art

At The Lovely Cupboard, Heather has been working on redecorating her guest room.  One of the projects?  Getting some gorgeous artwork on the walls.  She found a piece of art at a flea market that had a lovely gold frame, but the matting and art were, um, not exactly the look Heather was going for in her guest room.

Lovely cupboard art before

Heather painted the matting and decided to replace the floral print with two things she’s enjoyed on Pinterest, lately:  paint chip art and ombre.  The paint chips were free, of course.  The finished art is completely gorgeous and looks like an expensive art print that Heather picked up at a swanky gallery, doesn’t it?  It’s a perfect complement to the rest of the room’s decor.

Lovely Cupboard art after

Heather has a terrific tutorial at The Lovely Cupboard so that you can make some paint chip art of your own.


Paint Chip Framed Art

Elle from Ellementary Home was in need of a large piece of artwork to fill a blank corner of her master bedroom. Of course, we know that generously-sized art can cost a fortune. Following in the footsteps of fellow bloggers, Elle turned to paint chips to solve her dilemma.


Elle figured while she was jumping on the paint chip bandwagon, why not join in on the ombre and herringbone fun as well! Elle cut and arranged various shades of blue paint chips to create some pretty awesome wall art for just the cost of the IKEA frame. This is one of my favorite paint chip art projects yet!

paint chip art

Find Elle’s tutorial at Ellementary Home.

Paint Chip Wall Art

If you are not a born artist, you can appreciate projects that allow you to create your own artwork that doesn’t look like it was made by a preschooler. Tristin from Two Girls Being Crafty calls it “DIY art for non-artists.” For this project you will need a bahoodle of paint chips in the desired color scheme.


Tristin cut the leaf-shaped pieces from the paint chips and then arranged them on a canvas to form lots of circles. She used Mod Podge to adhere and seal the circles on the canvas. Cutting and gluing skills (paired with a bit of patience) are really all that this artwork requires!

paint chip circle wall art

Find Tristin’s detailed tutorial at Two Girls Being Crafty.