DIY Idea: Paint Chip Orbs

ReadyMade

When perusing the October/November 2010 issue of ReadyMade magazine, I was only slightly intrigued by this little DIY craft project. Not knowing what to do with the decorations once I completed the DIY left me indifferent, but then my mind began to wander and I kept thinking of ways to use them. Read on for 6 things to do with these colorful spheres.

While ReadyMade suggests using paint chips as the base material, you can also use old posters, colorful magazine pages, colored paper, or any other heavy-weight paper.

1 Create intimacy in a room by hanging a group of various sized orbs above a sitting area
2 Add color to a room by placing them in a tall glass vase
3 Use them as ornaments on a Christmas tree
4 Starting with orange paper, hang them around your front door to decorate for Halloween
5 Hang them in your window during the winter to add color to your space
6 Beginning with a green substrate, hang them in a doorway as a substitute for mistletoe

(Video: ReadyMade)

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Landis is a ceramic artist who hand-makes heirloom-quality pottery for the kitchen, table, and home. She writes about tabletop design and entertaining for The Kitchn and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and toddler.