DIY Paint Chip Bookmarks

While it’s true I am somewhat of a DIY (that’s do-it-yourself for any newbies out there) groupie and spend many hours a week perusing the internet for new projects, my skills do not quite reflect this obsession. Thankfully this project from Jessica at How About Orange is simultaneously easy-to-make, useful and completely adorable!

1. Gather paint chips (easy to get from your local hardware store) in colors you love.
2. Trim them to a size that you like. Use a corner rounder if you like the look here.
3. Paste two together back to back with a non-toxic glue.
4. Using a hole punch, punch hole and tie string or ribbon through.


Zarka Mansuri
Zarka Mansuri7 years ago

it's cute...such a great idea.

Carol Cowbrough
Carol C7 years ago

What a lovely idea. I would add some small beads to the cord too.

Philippa P.
Philippa P7 years ago

I would never have thought.

Angelica P.
Angelica P7 years ago

I love this idea! I'm going to make some for my students! Oh, they are going to love them. I love care2! I get so many wonderful ideas! Thank you!

Janice P.
Janice P7 years ago

I love the idea of making bookmarks out of paint strips. I already have so many, and didn't know what to do with them. Plus, it's a good recycling project.

I have used paint strips for another idea, too. If I need to buy an article of clothing, etc. to match something I already own, but don't want to have to drag the article to the store, I look for paint strips, which contain the color I need. It fits in my purse and makes shopping so much easier - and with far fewer returns. Grays, navys, whites, and many colors are so hard to try to match, especially from memory. (This is the reason I have so many paint strips collected.) I can make bookmarks out of the ones that matched clothes and other furnishings I no longer have. Problem solved. Thanks.

Victoria L.
Victoria L8 years ago

I have been using paint samples for years, as bookmarks. Yet, to make them into something this nice, makes a truly simple and thoughtful gift.

Smith M.
.8 years ago

That'd be rather complicated. You'd need a component that didn't spin with the yo-yo if you wanted to generate that energy with induction. Also, any energy you get from the spinning of the yoyo reduces the spin time.
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Lynette Reed
Lynette Flores8 years ago

What a great stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Thanks, Nettie