DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art

Updated February 27, 2023
DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art
DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art
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Are you a beach lover? If so, you will love this home decor project. This DIY Easy Paint Chip Beach Art is easy, budget-friendly, and chic! If you are looking for a quick DIY art project, or an easy homemade gift idea, this is the project for you. You can dress up your homemade artwork with some cool, thrifted vintage frames. If you are looking to add beachy decor to any room in your home, or if you are just looking for a quick and simple DIY wall art project, then this is the DIY tutorial for you!

From the blogger: "Even though I live in the desert surrounded by cactus and year-round sunscreen use, I'm a beach lover at heart. When my husband brought home a couple small vintage frames, I knew exactly the type of art I'd fill them with. Beach, of course! So when on a recent trip to the hardware store, I snagged a handful of free color paint samples and set to work making some beach-themed (free) artwork. It probably took about 10 minutes. More time to soak in the sand and sea."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



Materials List

  • Piece of cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Craft scissors
  • Paint chips
  • Picture frame


DIY Project Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of sturdy cardstock to fit the size of the frame.

  2. This beach art was going to be a simple sand and sea view. Start by ripping a strip of tan paint chip.

  3. Repeat the same but with various shades of blue paint chips.

  4. Once you like the layout (and it resembles the sand and sea), use a glue stick to secure them to the cardstock.

  5. Use scissors to cut off any excess paint chips.

  6. Insert the free paint chip art into the frame.

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This is very ingenious and practical. The author lives in a desert-like place yet she still gets to enjoy the beach by surrounding herself with her work of art made of pictures of the beach and seascapes. Great handiwork!

What a great idea! And so simple. It is one of those projects where I say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Well I didn't but I am glad someone else did. Sometimes the simplest projects are the best. The frame really adds to it as well. You can always find lovely frames like that in a thrift store. Thank you for the pattern.

I can't believe it but I actually have all the ingredients for this project in my possession at the present time! That just doesn't happen so this project is definitely meant to be! I agree with Gknupp that I'll probably go with white frames because they match my style better. These would look perfect in a sunroom with wicker furniture!

Gah! These are SO cute and you know what? I just picked up a bunch of paint samples a few weeks ago when I was buying some paint at my local hardware store. I would use different frames-maybe white frames to match my decor. This would also make a great summertime gift for campers-my mom would appreciate this as my parents camp right on Lake Michigan! Thanks for the great idea-adding it to my file for use, soon!


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