Paint Sample Bookmarks

Alright, I figured it's time I showed you one of the projects, well actually the only project, I've made with the paint samples. Don't worry Tara, I have a different project to share for Monday!

I think that these turned out pretty cute and are super cheap. I already had glue and a whole puncher, the paint samples were free, so the ribbon was the only thing I had to buy and I got it from the Dollar Tree. I think ribbon may be a new addiction for me. They had sooo many cute ones that I bought 4 or 5. Lime green, polka dots, cherry print, and more! Even the cashier commented on the cute ribbon and asked what they were for. I said, " I don't know but I had to have them!" And she knows I'm a teacher (Um, let's just say we're practically on a first name basis) and asked if would be for the kids.


Anyway...I chose two different paint samples, but both shades of blue. Sorry I didn't take pics of the process, but it's pretty simple. I just took a sample and cut it in half so that there were 4 colors on one half and 3 on the other half and I just saved one strip for another bookmark or project. Then I took the other shades of blue and cut it lengthwise in half.

I glued the skinny strip in the middle of the other color to make it pop. I punched a whole on top, threaded some ribbon, and voila!


See how it pops because of the middle strip?

I liked it a lot, so I tried it with green and one of the leftover blues, except it was 3 colors instead of 4. And I placed it with the blue bookmark.

I like the green one too.

I love that the bookmarks can be small or long. I think I like the four shade one better. I don't mind the paint color names, I think it's fun, but I guess you could always trim them off and make a skinny bookmark. I just think it adds to the whole thing though.


I also made two other projects yesterday, but I'll try and be good and save it for Tara's Monday linky parties :) I had fun with my mom for my birthday pedi too! I got the Hunger Games in hardcover and I got my own set of Magic Bullet. I love Magic Bullet! Smoothies in a minute and more! I've made breadcrumbs with it too.  Thanks for the birthday wishes!
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  1. OMGOSH!!! Those are so cute Tanja!! I found a craft to make boxes out of the paint chips and I am dying to try it. I also made two peg boards with some of the rulers I got at auction...I really need to post pics...

    I love how creative you are!!
    Hope you are having a great summer vaca so far!!

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  2. OOPS! Didn't mean to paste that twice...hahaha

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    1. Lol :) Oh I think I know what craft you're talking about. Those looked cute too! Yes, you do need to post pics!

      Summer vacay is pretty good so far, just need nicer weather!

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  3. They turned out really cute! I love how simple it is - but very useful :) I can't wait to see what you made to post Monday!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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