I have seen some pretty neat paint chip art projects around lately, and so when I was standing in a paint department while planning our wedding, I had a sudden lightbulb moment: use paint chips to make a fun and colourful table seating board.
How to make a Paint Chip Seating Chart:
I tried to inconspicuously gather up just about every paint chip in the aqua/lime green/gray/yellow sections!
First up was to simply cut the chips up so that you are left with little squares or rectangles of the colour, but without the paint name. Next, I laid out all of my squares so I could really see how many of each colour family I had.
I needed some sort of board to attach the chips to. I could’ve used a cork board, but I didn’t have an extra one lying around so instead I picked up a piece of foam board at the dollar store and covered it with brown craft paper. You basically just want to wrap it up like it was a present.
I wrote out the first names of all of our guests onto the paint chips using a black sharpie marker. Then once I had done the usual wedding planning thing of agonizing over where everyone would sit (every bride does that, right?!), I simply stuck down the paint chips in table groupings on the board. Well actually, my nephew did the attaching for me (as seen in the pic below)! We used those double-sided photo stickies that are usually used to make a scrapbook.
And the final product?
The board added a great little shot of colour to the reception tent. And it was seriously so. easy.
Total cost? One dolla-dolla bill (for the foam board — the brown paper was already owned and the paint chips were f-r-e-e-). Not bad, huh?!