Every wondered what you can do with those beautiful paint chips you see at home improvement stores? Make paint chip bunting of course! Paint chip bunting is an easy way to create a colorful backdrop for a party. It’s perfect for a rainbow party or a painting party and I’ll show you how to make it.
First, you’ll need some paint chips. After painting my studio this past week I felt no shame in grabbing a handful at Home Depot since I had bought all of the supplies there. Plus, this super popular post has people re-tiling and renovating their bathrooms like crazy so you’re welcome, Home Depot. No guilt. Okay, maybe a teensy bit.
You’ll also need:
- A ruler
- A pencil
- Scissors – as always, these are THE BEST!
- A single hole punch
- Baker’s twine – this is my favorite kind.
Because the paint chips I chose have a curve at the top and bottom I drew a line across the top to cut it flat. I marked the center of the paint chip on the bottom and drew lines from each top corner to that center point. Then I cut out the triangle shape.
You can use your triangle as a template or continue to work the same way. I chose to draw the lines since they go quickly but it’s totally up to you!
Next, I grabbed my single hole punch and punched both sides of the triangle at the widest part.
After that all you have to do is take your twine and string the pieces together. I made sure to string them so that the twine was going behind the pieces rather than in front of them so you saw more color and less twine.
Then I just secured my DIY paint chip bunting to the wall with a couple of pieces of washi tape. It’s lightweight enough that this works so long as you are using good quality wash tape. That’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Want to save this idea to use later? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready.