Do you need some 4th of July décor? This project is both fun and easy. A couple months ago, I found a paint color wheel at the local thrift store. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them but added it to the cart knowing I’d come up with something fun. I don’t recommend going to the hardware store and taking a bunch of paint chips but there are ways of getting them properly. A tip I learned from my Kindergarten teacher mom: If you ask at the paint counter they generally have a big box of paint chips that you can pick through. These are ones that people didn’t want and they don’t want to put back into the display.
Paint Chip 4th of July Garland
I used my Silhouette Cameo; however, it could be just as easy to cut them out by hand or using a scrapbooking bunch.
The paint strips I got were long, narrow strips so I made my stars just slightly smaller than the width of the strip. A 1.5” star punch would be ideal for these paint chips. Some of the paint chips are wider so those could handle a larger punch.
Once the stars were all cut, I lined them up on a table in the order I wanted. Since the strips naturally create an ombre look I stuck with that and did my red-white-blue pattern going from dark to light. Once they were lined up, I flipped them all upside down and placed a piece of bakers twine on top. Using washi tape, I secured the stars to the bakers twine.
This garland could be made in any length, and would be a great addition to a wreath or mantle décor. I added mine to the mantle with some red, white and blue glassybaby candles.
How are you decorating for the 4th of July? Have any fun projects to share?
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