Howdy. We are in the midst of repainting much of our house and have piles and piles of paint chips. I have always loved them and have even used them in my artwork. When people come to me for their invitations or paper goods, I often tell them to visit the paint section of the home improvement store. Often it is a great place to find just the perfect shade(s) you want for your wedding. Sometimes one person’s idea of “Bubblegum Pink” or “Robin’s Egg Blue” is different than another person’s. So grab that paint chip and hand them out to your florist, baker, printer, bridal party or anyone else who might need some specific color guidance.
Beyond using paint chips as a helpful planning tool, I think it would be so fun to incorporate paint chips into your wedding decor. They can be used to match any color palette and the best part… they are free!
Here are some ideas to inspire you to incorporate paint chips into your big day. Have any ideas we missed? Add them in the comments below.
I love this paint chip chandelier from Hey Gorgeous. These would look lovely hanging above each table or by creating a larger one as a focal point above the dessert table or ceremony spot?
One way to get your guests to their table is by creating paint chip escort cards. Using single or multi-colored chips, cut them into your desired shape, write out the names and display. If you are using a calligrapher, give them the chips ahead of time. Also, large, uncut chips can go through most printers (I would suggest a laser printer) so you can be consistent with the fonts from your invitations and other printed goods.
Here is a great tutorial for a laser printed place card, napkin holder. I love the vintage napkin & tablecloth in this photo as well. Veronica from My Hands Made It, originally crafted these as a place cards for a housewarming party. She also created this hand fan for the same party but wouldn’t this ben even more perfect as a paddle fan program for a summer time wedding?
Don’t send your guest home empty handed. Pass out these adorable favor boxes topped with a paint chip name tag. Adorable!
Once the wedding is over and the sparkly dust has settled, announce the address of your new nest with these adorable moving announcements. Design them on your computer, runt them through your printer, address, stamp, and voila!
Don’t fret if you aren’t very crafty, there are hundreds of paint-chip related goods on Etsy . Everything from garlands to earrings to paper lanterns. There are dozens of artists around that would happily help you create your perfect paint-chip wedding decor.
Enraptured EventsDecember 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm
These are some really great ideas!! I use paint chips to help establish a color palette or to carry and ensure that the color matches with each vendor. I never would have come up with these! Thanks for sharing.