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Paint Chip Collage Art

Just recently finish a room remodel and have tons of leftover paint chip swatches? Don’t let those solid pieces of paper go to waste and instead, turn them into art for your home.  Fill a beautiful light wood Ceruse frame with a collage made of these paint store staples and refresh your walls with more than just a matte finish. Use our inspiration as a jumping board to create a collage look for your home state, favorite vacation destination, or any shape that fits your style.  

Paint Chip Collage Art Supplies


  • 8” x10” Ceruse Frame 
  • Patterned paper
  • Paint Chip Swatches
  • Stencil
  • Adhesive glue
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Stamp Pad
  • Scissors

Paint Chip Collage Art Step 1

Cut out all the text portion of the paint swatches and arrange the solid pieces on your background sheet. Tip: consider different patterns, like ombre, planned mosaic, or a random pattern collage.

Paint Chip Collage Art Step 2

Next, cut out your state or shape of choice from a piece of patterned paper or cardstock. Tip: use a cutting machine like a Cricut, if you have an intricate shape.

Brush your stamp pad around the edge of this state shape. This will help reinforce the shape so it will stand out over your collage.

Paint Chip Collage Art Step 3

Adhere the shape on your collaged background.

Paint Chip Collage Art Final

Tip: use dimensional foam adhesive if you want it to be slightly higher on the background.

Paint Chip Collage Art Final

If desired, add other details, like tags showing “where we met” or “our first home.”  

Paint Chip Collage Art Final

The white-washed look of the Ceruse frame has a minimalist design that fits in any room in your home.  Add your paint chip art to a shelf or insert hangers on the back and hang it on your wall. 

Paint Chip Collage Art Final

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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.