Made It Monday- July 13th

Hey There!
Today I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Made It Monday.

So, I actually haven't been making much for my classroom, yet.  I am moving from 3rd grade to 2nd grade, and I am unable to get into the actual classroom.  I don't really know the space or the curriculum all that well, yet.  I also don't have my regular computer with all of my cute stuff on it, and I hope to get it back sooner than later. Anyway, excuses, excuses, excuses.

We moved into our house last September, and one of my goals for the summer was to add some decor.  It's pretty bare.  I love, love, love color, and the house is all very neutral.  My husband isn't really into crazy color and pattern, so I'm trying to incorporate it into my artwork and decor.  Last week I whipped up a little piece to add to the gallery wall in our living room.  I was inspired by The Budget Babe, one of my favorite style bloggers.


Grab a bunch of paint chip cards from Home Depot or Lowes.  There are SO many gorgeous colors to choose from!  I think mine are the Behr brand from Home Depot.  

First I trimmed all my cards down to remove the print on them. I trimmed each one down to be about 1"x 3".  I chose these dimensions based on the space that I was using.  I used an 8"x10" frame.  The frame is a Ribba frame from Ikea- I love them! 
Once I had them all trimmed up, I laid my colors out to work out some combinations.  I ended up going with colors that were in the same family.  I just liked this better than complimentary colors.  Anything would work, though!

I laid my combinations out on the background paper to get a feel for the order.  I started with a black background, but I ended up going with the white.  I thought it looked calmer, and it hid the little white edges of the paint chips.  I chose a rainbow order, because I. love. rainbow.  I can't help it!  everything is better in rainbow order! 

I used double sided tape the adhere the pieces together and to stick them to my background paper.  It was so easy to work with.  This was a really quick and easy piece to make, and I'm very pleased with it!  It took me about 25 minutes from start to finish, which included digging out my craft supplies.  I can't wait to hang it up with the rest of the frames.  It's on the to-do list for the week!  

Also, how pretty is this pile of scraps?!?!
Love it! 

Thanks to Tara at 4th Grade Frolics, for hosting the linky!  I can't wait to check out a few more projects.  Take a look for yourself.  She always has great ideas linked up!
 Fourth Grade Frolics
Thanks for stopping by!

~Lauren



10 comments

  1. That is SUPER cute! I'm in a new house and need some stuff on my walls BADLY! I might have to give this a try! = ) Thanks for sharing!

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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    1. I hope you do, Ms. Smith! Decorating a new house is so fun, but it's time consuming and such a money sucker. I love finding almost free ways to decorate. Have fun!

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  2. That is such a great idea! I love creating something great for nothing or cheap!! Thanks for sharing.
    Janie
    Are We There Yet?

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    1. Thanks, Janie! I love free, too, so this was perfect. I had everything but the frame on hand. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Very cool art! I'm never sure what you should use to decorate a bathroom and this seems like a great idea!
    Learning at the Teacher Table

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    1. This would be great in a bathroom, Donna. Good idea!

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  4. So cute! :) I'm gonna have to give this a try when I get a house! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Brittany
    Sunflowers and Social Studies
    sunflowersandsocialstudies.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the art! Anything paint chip sucks me in - there are just so many possibilities!!

    -Jessica
    www.lacquerteachrepeat.blogspot.com

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  6. So creative. I want to do this. Is Home Depot or Lowe's going to chase me off for collecting too many chips? Lol!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  7. The art is so cute and fun!

    Thanks for introducing me to a new addicting blog haha

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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