The One with the Paint Chip Sample Easter Egg Garland


Saturday, April 9, 2011

I saw this on Whitney's blog a few days ago:
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And then I googled "Paint Chip Sample Easter Garland" and found this which seems to be the origin of the phenomenon:
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And so I totally copied the idea and made one myself. First I went to Home Depot and picked out practically one of every one of their paint chip samples. Photobucket
Then I made an Easter egg template and traced it with a light purple marker onto each paint chip sample and cut them out.
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Then I organized the eggs by color.
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Then I put them in the order I wanted (I repeated pink, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple) and sewed them together across the top.
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Viola - an easy peasy, free, cute Easter garland!
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Our very first Easter decoration :)

21 comments

  1. That is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. LOVE them!!! I saw those on that blog too and DIED! I just lack the energy to even attempt making them and don't have a cute fireplace to hang them from. WAy cute! And you have to love free projects!

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  3. lol! PAIGE - twins again!! i made one of those this week too (and even sewed mine together also) -- it will be on my stationery blog on monday. ha!

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  4. Looks great! Plus, I got a kick out of my project being called a phenomenon :) Thanks for sharing - I'm putting it on my pinterest page now. You can see it here:

    http://pinterest.com/modrentmessykid/reader-s-mpmk-projects/

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  5. Not much of an easter egg hunt. I can spot those from a mile away! :)

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  6. Absolutely in love. Would you hate me if I said I like the red-hued eggs the best?

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  7. This is so adorable! I can picture using large punches to do this type of garland for different holidays, too... thanks for the cute idea!

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  8. That's so easy! I love it! Maybe I'll have to run to home depot too! :) Thanks for the idea!

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  9. LOVE this, paige! what a great ide

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  10. I LOVE!! I'm totally going to do this!

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  11. i saw this on a blog too and need to make it

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  12. as promised :) http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-egg-banner-2011.html

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  13. Cute, Pailge! I used to really get into Easter when you kids were little.

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  14. oh i love it! thanks for sharing!!!! that's on my list of things to do once leave starts next week.. WOO HOO!!!!!! i also bought some cheap plastic eggs from 99 cent store with the intention of glue gunning some buttons on it and making it a centerpiece - but i'm too lazy so it's just been sitting there. hahaha.

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  15. Those are SO CUTE! Home Depot is going to wonder what happened to all their paint chips. They'll probably start charging for them!

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  16. What a FANTASTIC idea! LOVE the way it looks dressing up your mantel for Easter! TFS!

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  17. that is so cute!! this might be a silly question, but those paint samples are FREE, right??

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