Saturday, June 25

Welcome To The 26th Masterpiece Monday

Super~cali~Frugal~istic Fun For The Fourth!
Having fun doesn't always have to cost a lot.....
I don't think I'd go as far as making a bathing suit out of a flour sack,
like my pal, Big Hilda,  but you get the idea.

 I keep meaning to make a craft using paint chips. You've seen it done all over blogville, right?  Pure genius I say!
 So while at the hardware store, I picked up a lot few.......
 I found a template online and cut out a bazillion stars....
I glue stick-ed stars together in groups of three and used some blue tulle ribbon to make a patriotic banner.
 I hot glued the the star clusters to every knot I tied with the tulle, which made it easy to glue.
 Next I used a glue stick to glue two different paint chips back to back and squared them off by cutting them 5"X5" to make them into pin wheels.
 I used a stapler to fasten the center of each pin wheel and hot glued silver pipe cleaners to cover the staples. I hot glued the pin wheels to paint stir sticks.

Craft 1~Pin Wheels
 Craft 2~Banner
 Craft 3~Candles
 Craft 4~ Picture Frame Inserts 
 And here it all is together, mixed with things I already had around the house.

 Do you like my patriotic angel? I found her at a yard sale months ago for one dollar! :O)


  1. Now that is cute, Mary! Everyone will be hitting the paint stores for red, white and blue chips now...clever! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Very lovely, inspiring ideas! Have seen them used as napkin rings but you have come up with so many creative ways to use those paint chips... love them on banner and candles. Thanks for sharing and hosting! Happy a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

  3. Fantastic decorations. Thanks for all the ideas. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Thanks for the pretty ideas! I will make them next year. I love the pin wheels and your angel! I just posted my Patriotic tablescape for this week and I'm so proud! Thank you so much for hosting this great party, early enough to link my Red, White and Blues! Lots of hugs and see you Monday! FABBY

  5. To Cute! Hope nobody will be needing a red or blue paint sample anytime soon after this post :)

  6. Wow! You are so creative! I wish I had an entry to share. Oh, well I will live vicariously through you and your blog!

    ciao from newport beach

  7. Cute, fun ideas Mary! Looks like you're all set for the 4th:@)

  8. Brilliant! I'm off to the paint store, I've been meaning to get samples in red, while and blue! Love your holiday decor.'
    Thanks for hosting too...........

    The French Hutch

  9. Where to begin on how cute this is? I love the way you attached it to the tulle and the whole display. Just darling.

  10. What super cute decorations ~ love them!

    Susan and Bentley

  11. LOVE these! You are so creative!

    Thanks for hosting today.


  12. I never would have thought of that, great idea. Love this. Thanks for hosting this link party.

  13. that is super cute! particularly love the pinwheels. very fun.

  14. Wow!
    How cute is that! I love those stars, your holiday decorations are fab! Will have to give decorationg with paint chips a try!

  15. love the little pinwheels. great use for the paint chips, i have a million laying around. thanks for hosting

  16. so cute! love all the creative ideas that are coming out with the paint chips! those pinwheels are especially cute. thanks for hosting!

  17. Your room makeover is really awesome. But it has to be bittersweet. You gave you son the best wings he could ever ask for, and now it is his time to give them a try. Thinking of you.

    Take care, Sue