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I will admit I’m sort of addicted to paint chips. Is anyone else drawn to the paint chip section at the home improvement store even if you have no plans for painting? It’s a visual feast. I love to look at all of the colors, take a few (or several) swatches and wonder what some of the colors could even be used for….and that’s saying a lot coming from someone who has a martini green (gotta love the color names!!) living room! Since I have a drawer that is filling up with paint chips I thought I should do something with them. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner this was an appropriate and simple start to try and dwindle my stash!!

You will need the following supplies to create your very own Paint Chip Valentine’s:

  • Paint Chips – in reds and pinks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Small Hole Paper Punch
  • Baking Twine or Yarn
  • Darning Needle (large eyed needle)
  • Valentine’s Colored M&Ms or candy of choice

Step 1: Cut Hearts

In order to make all of the hearts the exact same size I made a template by sacrificing one of my paint chips.

  1. Fold sacrificed paint chip in half. You won’t end up using this one because the paint will chip off where the paper is folded.
  2. Draw half a heart with folded edge being the straight side on paint chip.
  3. Keeping the paint chip folded cut on line using scissors.
  4. Now you have a template to trace around on the other paint chips.
  5. Trace heart on paint chips and cut out. (You will need two hearts for each Valentine.)
<p>What a great idea! I love paint chips and will try this sometime. Thanks for sharing~</p>
looks good☺
<p>This is perfect! Great Idea!</p>
<p>I love paint chips to an embarrassing degree. And I love handstitching. And M&amp;M's! So this is the perfect project. Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>I knew I wasn't the only one!! If you do make some post pics here when you are finished....have fun!</p>
This is so cute! I remember tagging along with my father when he went to buy paint just to take these home...

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