Not sure why, but I have been hoarding paint chip samples in our newly organized craft cabinet, and I finally decided to do something with them. This paint chip DIY jewel box was the perfect craft for a recent sick day for my little one and I.
We started with one floor & porch paint chip brochure, Mod Podge, a regular hole punch (not pictured), my little hang tag die punch, and a round cardboard gift box from Christmas that was otherwise headed for the recycling bin.
I used this die punch on the more colorful samples, eliminating most of the browns and greys. The regular hole punch did the work on some samples to make confetti. I have tons of color samples around, because I am playing with color all the time!
I loosely laid out a 3-tiered flower pattern on the lid, moved it to the side, and then let the 5 year-old go to town with the Mod Podge. (See, she was still in jammies. Poor thing wasn’t feeling her best, but she hung in there with me.)
I’ll admit, we don’t work with Mod Podge a lot, and we kind of slapped it on there. You’ll definitely get a better result by carefully working the stuff with the grain, or with the “petals”, in our case. Ah, well, now we know, and you do, too.
The sides of the top and the inside of the bottom got the same Mod Podge treatment, but this time with confetti that we punched from the paint chips. And just to finish things off, one little spec went in between each “petal” on the top, which also helped to cover the original holiday design.
When it dried, the paint chips are surprisingly sturdily stuck to the top. This little jewel box helped solve a storage problem for my little one. We went from this:
Ya’ll do know you’ve landed on a professional organizer’s blog, right? All of those little rings and things were just out of hand. But now they are cute as a button. (Click here to see another DIY jewelry organizing solution we featured not long ago.)
If I had more time, I could absolutely become addicted to paint chip projects. If you need one to get you started, I hope you’ll pin this one for later. Thanks for stopping by to see our jewels!