Paint Chip Trees

This is one crazy easy project! You can make a bunch of these paint chip trees really quickly and the results are too cute. I made some of these little trees last year, but with a toddler helping me take out the Christmas decorations, those tiny fingers destroyed a few. They don’t look so cute all wrinkled up, torn, and covered in drool. So I decided to let her keep those and make a few more with some paint chips I had on hand. Another great thing about these trees, they’re super inexpensive. Half of your supplies are free! Although I don’t encourage taking tons of paint samples {maybe just a few}, but there’s nothing wrong with a little recycling. So don’t throw away all those samples you grab throughout the year! There are tons of project ideas out there to help you use those paint chips up. And the color choices are endless.Paint Chip TreesYou probably don’t need me to tell you how to do this, but I have to or I won’t feel complete.

You will need:

  • Paint chips
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Glue

1. Cut triangles out of paint chips.

2. Glue to cinnamon stick. I had a box of the decorative ones from Target, and just picked out the fattest ones. The thinner sticks don’t like to stand as easily. Paint Chip TreesAnd done! See how easy that was? The kiddos could even help out with this project! Although if they’re young, watch out for this:Paint Chip TreesThose would be two of my trees being used as Christmas tree ornaments. Luckily this was such an easy project, I didn’t cry at all. Plus, they look kinda cute laying there in the tree.

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season! And doing plenty of fun Christmas crafts. Don’t forget to add this one to your list!

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34 Comments on Paint Chip Trees

  1. Talitha
    December 10, 2012 at 10:31 am (1 year ago)

    These are so cute! Plus, I’m sure they smell great with that cinnamon stick! You gotta love almost free crafts! I really think these are adorable. Especially if you turned them into a garland! LOVE!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm (1 year ago)

      Love the garland idea! I might just have to try that next year!

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  2. Tamsyn
    December 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm (1 year ago)

    You make the cutest things Britni!! Pinning this one :)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm (1 year ago)

      AW! You are too sweet, Tamsyn! Thank you :)

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  3. Jill Flory
    December 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm (1 year ago)

    How cute and fun! Yes, a little recycling is always a good thing :)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm (1 year ago)

      YAY for recycling! It makes me feel much better about my inability to pick paint colors ;)

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  4. Amber L.
    December 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm (1 year ago)

    They are really cute!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Amber!

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  5. louise
    December 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm (1 year ago)

    These are really cute! I love paint chip projects! Love seeing how many cute things people can think to do with the paint chips.

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Louise! I love paint chip projects too! Although this is the only one I’ve done for some reason… must correct that situation! ;)

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  6. the cape on the corner
    December 11, 2012 at 8:31 am (1 year ago)

    this looks so simple, yet i’ve never seen it before. great idea!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks! It really is simple, definitely my kind of project!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, girl! And thanks for the pin too! :)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jeanette! :)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Jennifer! :)

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  7. Allison
    December 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the fun how-to! these are very cute, and a great way to reuse those paint chips! Am I the only one who can’t pick a color of paint without at least 20 of these things? hehe

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm (1 year ago)

      No way! You are not the only one, but I’m probably much worse! I go through about 457 paint chips, 45 gallons of the wrong color, and then I finally just settle on a color that is kind of what I wanted! Haha! :)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm (1 year ago)

      OOOH! It would make cute garland! And boo, I got behind on my comments and missed the giveaway :(

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Katie! I love the cinnamon sticks too, perfect for Christmas and it makes a great trunk!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Christine!

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  8. OnePerfectDay
    December 16, 2012 at 2:32 am (1 year ago)

    These are wonderful!!
    The stick of cinammon is such a great touch!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm (1 year ago)

      I love the cinnamon sticks too! They make perfect tree trunks!

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  9. Joani
    December 16, 2012 at 7:44 am (1 year ago)

    That is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Joani! And thanks for the sweet comment :)

      Reply
  10. Jaime ♥ Raising up Rubies
    December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm (1 year ago)

    I put these on my craft list! and I’m already telling you before I make them how caaaaute they are girl!
    …love simple and love cute :) thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm (1 year ago)

      Aw! Thank you so much, Jaime! You are too sweet! I’m SO happy you are making some, you are going to love them! They are crazy simple, so of course that automatically makes them one of my favorite holiday projects ;)

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    • Britni
      December 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Michele! And thanks for pinning too ;)

      Reply

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