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DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art |

I’m a beach lover. Period. So even though I’ve spent the past dozen years living among all things cactus, year round sunscreen use and lots of fast-moving desert creatures, the sand and sea is my happy place.

If you walked into my family room right now, you’d see that I’m in the process of putting together a beach-inspired gallery wall. It’s only taken me about two years to tackle this home project but here I am. Deep in the throws of finalizing this statement wall.

Lucky for me, my husband went “picking” one day and brought me home a box of random goodies. At the bottom of this box were two small gold, vintage frames. They were perfect for this currently empty wall.

Here’s how I created beach art for these thrift store frames. Using paint chips. For FREE…

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How to Make Fun Beach Art with Paint Chips

On a recent run through the hardware store, I stopped the race car shopping cart my boys insist on to snag a few paint chip strips. Here’s how I put together some small beach art in about 10 minutes.

– Paint chips
– Glue stick
– Sturdy cardstock paper
– Craft scissors
– Small picture frames

how to make 10 minute diy beach art

Step #1:
Cut out a piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the picture frame.

This beach art was going to be a simple sand and sea view. I started by ripping a strip of tan paint chip. My objective was that the art reflect that I was using paint chips so I kept the white dividers between the colors AND the color names.

Step #2:
I repeated the same steps but with different shades of blue.

Step #3:
Determine the layout you like best. Use the kids glue stick to secure them to the cardstock.

Cut off any excess paint chip. Insert the finished art into the photo frame.

How to Make Fast Beach Art with Paint Chips

Have you ever created and crafted with paint chips?
DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art |

Where’s your “happy place”? Let me know in the comments.

Use paint chip strips from the hardware store to make DIY beach artwork for the home.


Fun DIY gallery wall using vintage gold frames and hardware store paint chips.

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