Paint Chip Nursery Decor

All you need are paint chips, a hole punch, and a glue stick for this #nurseryDIY #nurserydecor // via @ahopefulhood

My sister-in-law (who had the classic backyard Winnie-the-Pooh baby shower!) is due next week, so we've been trying to come up with fun things to do to take her mind off the impending due date! This was one of those things--a simple project inspired by this on Pinterest. The best part? Besides glue sticks and a hole punch, it's free! There are 100 variations you could do, so just go ahead and google "paint chip nursery art" for ideas. I decided to do a hole-punch wreath and lettering for baby girl who's due in October, from this pin I saw.

P.S. No, baby girl's name will not be starting with A. I just reused that from Aiden's nursery decor for the sake of photos.

What you need:

  • 1. Paint chips--I recommend picking colors that are all in a row so that they coordinate well together!
  • 2. Glue sticks
  • 3. Plain paper (printer paper works!)
  • 4. A frame 
  • 5. Computer, if you're going to include lettering 
  • 6. Pencil & marker 

What to do: 

1. **IF USING LETTERING**I recommend tracing any lettering onto the paper first before adding the hole punches. Do this by writing something in Word or Pages, and then lay your paper up against the screen (brightness all the way up). Trace your wording onto the paper with a pencil. (Don't outline in marker til you're totally done the project, in case there's a hole punch mess up.

2. Sketch your hole punch design (giraffes? elephants? wreaths?) with that trusty pencil.

3. Go crazy with that hole punch! This takes hand muscles. Best of luck.

4. Start gluing down the hole punches...and make sure to have a good playlist on hand since this part takes a while.

5. Trace any lettering with a permanent marker, and voila! You're done!

If you have lots of glue gun glue to spare, go ahead and try that spring-y wreath, too!

What DIY projects have you tried recently? 

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