How to Make a Paint Chip Party Invite

Easily turn colorful paint chips, from your local hardware store, into an ombre-hued party invite and change-of-address announcement.
DIY Paint Chip Invitations

DIY Paint Chip Invitations

These easy ombre colors found at any hardware or home improvement store provide a splash of style to announce your next gathering. You'll need the following materials for this project: paint chips, printed or handwritten party invitations and change of address information, craft knife, scissors, metal ruler or straight edge, pencil and a glue stick.

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Materials Needed

paint chips (you'll need 2 for each invite)
white card stock
craft knife
scissors
metal ruler or straight edge
pencil
glue stick 

Create Change of Address and Party Details Cards

Print or hand-write info onto white card stock, making sure that the block of copy is at least 1/2" smaller on all sides than the paint chip. Use a ruler to mark cut lines, then use scissors to cut out cards. Create one change of address and party details card for each recipient.

Prep Paint Chip

Place change-of-address card on back of paint chip and mark its outside dimensions. Use the ruler to find the center of the paint chip and mark a 1"-wide strip that will act as a slot for inserting the card. Use the craft knife to cut out the slot (Image 1). Apply glue to the back of the paint chip (Image 2), then attach a second paint chip to create a colorful back to your invite (Image 3).

Finishing Touches

Slip the change-of-address announcement into the cut slot (Image 1) and glue the cut-out party info to the invite's back side (Image 2). Place each finished invitation in a colorful envelope and send out 2 weeks before your party.

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