quick creative fix

paint chip daisies: a quick creative fix for your tuesday

Tuesdays always need a little brightening up. I’m not sure what it is, but Tuesday is always my most lethargic day. Mondays are fine… I’m always up and ready to go. But on Tuesday mornings my alarm goes off and I think, wait, I have to do that again?

So here’s a quick, happy little project I came up with. It’s free, bright, and easy. Your Tuesday just instantly became less bleak.

All you need are some paint chip strips and a pin! Or lots of pins, if you get excited like I did. I used strips that were about 1 3/4″ long and between 1/4″ and 3/8″ wide. With this size I found 6-7 strips per flower was a good amount.

paint chip daisies project idea

Arrange the paint chips in a pleasing order: there are no real rules for this one, of course, but you probably don’t want 2 of the exact same shade touching. You also won’t want the first and last ones to be the same, because they’ll end up beside each other.

paint chip daisies project idea

Insert the pin into the approximate center of your first strip. be warned! this step is not always finger-friendly! Be careful! I had best results with resting one edge of the paint chip against the edge of a table to hold it flat and reduce the number of fingers I needed to put in harm’s way.

paint chip daisies project idea

Continue adding paint chip strips until you’ve reached the desired amount – you can always add or remove some later. Line them up so you can trim the edges until they are all close to the same length.

paint chip daisies project idea

Spiral them around until the petals are distributed nicely, and you have yourself some brightness for your Tuesday!

They’re daisies, maybe, or starbursts, or even snowflakes! Whatever they are, they’re pretty and bright and they’ve taken over my tiny bulletin board. I’m okay with it.

Enjoy!

4 Responses

  1. aimee says:

    these are adorable!!

  2. Michelle says:

    Ooooh, so cute! And perfect because I have a ton of these laying around and had no use for them until now.

  3. That is so cute! You can easily use scrap paper instead of the paint chips.

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