Paint Chip Banner DIY
My daughter has been away on a school trip all week – and while I missed her like mad, I was pretty sure she will have been kept so busy, she won’t have given us a second thought.
We also have builders in re doing our sitting room and dining room (the electrician today) – he’s keeps switching off all the electrics downstairs (and for most of the day), so I needed a non electricity dependent activity while waiting in for a delivery. (Aaaargh no internet)
What else would would you do with half an hour, but make a welcome home paint chip banner?First choose your colours – I told the guy behind the desk at B&Q what I was planning, (he definitely thought I was mad), but was happy with me to take 20+ samples, provided I didn’t take more than 1 of each colour.I used thick black paper to make the letters – more pliable than card, and a great contrast to the rainbow paint chips.
Cut into strips….……and then into approximately even rectangles. This will make it far easier to cut out the letters free form.I am a huge fan of fonts where the “counter” (the enclosed or partially enclosed space within a font) is filled in. This makes cutting out letters so easy. And because Im so lazy, I went one step further and didn’t even cut out the M&W. I used photo mounts to fix the letters to the paint chips – perfectly sized little double sided squares make it really quick to attach the two. Then attached to string. You could punch holes in the paint chips and string them through, but I used these little silver clothes pegs.And ta daa! here they are strung up.
I originally intended to put all in the same line (as pictures above), but the weight of the cards made them droop too much).