DIY Paint Chip Notebooks

Today I have a fun tutorial for you: DIY Paint Chip Notebooks!!

Whenever I go to the home improvement store to pick out paint I always get super confused and I end up bringing home a TON of paint chips to choose from! And after picking out the perfect color for my project I can't bring myself to throw all of those paint chips away! They are just too cute and so I end up hanging on to them!! 


I came up with a fun and easy way to use up all of those paint chips! It's a great way to recycle them instead of letting them sit in a drawer or tossing them in the trash! All you need are the paint chips and a few other supplies: hole punch (I prefer the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile because you can punch through a lot of papers all at once), binder rings, embellishments to decorate your notebook if you wish.


Step 1: Arrange your paint chips in the order you want them and punch a hole in the top center.


Step 2: Place a binder clip through the holes to create your notebook.


Step 3: Decorate the cover of your notebook. I decided to add a gold rub on to one of mine and a sticker to the other. My Styleboard Ephemera Pack has a ton of die cuts that would be really cute to decorate the notebooks with as well!

I also attached some handmade tassels to the binder rings and I have a tutorial coming soon for those so you can make them too!! 



These would make really cute gifts for friends!! I plan to make a bunch more (because I still have more paint chips on hand) and then I can give them away!


ONE IMPORTANT TIP >> Since the paint chips have a slick surface, it's important to use a sharpie or a Slick Writer pen from American Crafts to write on the notebook. Otherwise the ink will smear. I plan to include my favorite black Slick Writer pen with the notebooks when I give them away!


Have fun creating your own notebooks from paint chips!! Such a quick and easy project!! You could even make these with the kids as a fun summer craft! And remember to check back next week for the tutorial on how to make tassels!!


Happy Monday!


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  • amanda
    June 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    these are so fun!!

  • Bernii Miller
    June 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    naw these are just adorable!!

  • kim Stewart
    June 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Love these! They would be awesome party favors too!

  • Jessy Christopher
    June 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    That is so cool & pretty!!

  • ~amy~
    June 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    super adorable!

  • Jodi
    June 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Love this! Easy and cheap!

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