My husband rarely lets me walk past the paint section of the store.  See, even if I have no projects in mind and no reason to be paint shopping, I am totally hooked on paint chips.  Some of the colors just speak to me, and I have to grab that little swatch and bring it home.  …Hence the giant stack of paint chips I have accumulated in my desk drawer!  At Kirtsy I found a tutorial for this wonderfully whimsical mobile made using them.  If you don’t have a little one to make it for, I think the idea could be adapted to make a fun capiz-like shade for a hanging light fixture as well! [how to make a paint chip mobile]

Project estimate:

  • Embroidery hoop, on hand or about $2
  • Paint chips, on hand or free
  • Circle punch, on hand
  • Sewing machine, on hand
  • String, on hand

Total:  Free and up