Colorful Paint Pallete

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Colorful Paint Pallete Craft Project

Last week, one task that was on our Spring-cleaning list was to dispose of the plastic bottles that have been collected over the past 3 months.  Taking care of the environment is important to us, so we bring our plastic bottles to the recycling center as often as we can.  It’s also a nice reward to get $20 (or more!) which I can then use for my crafts.

 

While I was sorting the plastic bottles into a bag, I saw all of the colorful lids from juice containers and thought of an idea: create a paint palette!  I took 7 small lids, 1 medium lid, and 1 large lid.  The large lid was from a mixed-nuts container and was the perfect size to use as the base. 

After the washing the lids with soap and water, I used a glue gun to attach the smaller lids around the medium lid and into the larger lid.  It only took 5 minutes to dry and the project was done!

 

The paint palette is easy to use, especially when I only need small amounts of acrylic paint.  Additionally, this can be used for other items aside from paint.  I plan to make more palettes for beads and buttons!

 

Take a look at the result below:

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44 Responses

  1. Bablofil
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    Thanks, great article.

    • Pammy
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      You are welcome! 🙂 I am glad you liked it.

  2. Cil
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    This is creativity at work. Keep it up

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for dropping by Cil! Have a nice day

  3. Joanne
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    That is cute and very clever. I used to scrapbook and was always looking for ways to make my craft center more user friendly.

    • Pammy
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      That is cool! Thanks for your comment and have a nice day!

  4. kaye
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    thats so simple! thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Pammy
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      You are welcome Kaye. Have a nice day!

  5. Kristy
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    Wow that’s a great way to upcycle lids to create a bright and vibrant palette! Love this ideas

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for commenting Kristy, I am glad you liked it!

  6. stacey
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    What a cute idea. I paint too and this would work well when you are using small brushes and want to hold the palette in your hand.

    • Pammy
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      Thanks Stacey! Right…I am so glad you find it useful! xo

  7. Author Brandi Kennedy
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    This was a great idea, and I imagine it will help prevent wasting of paint too, since it’ll only hold small amounts. Great job!

    • Pammy
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      I agree Brandi, thanks! Glad you liked it!

  8. Sondra Barker
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    This is such a cute idea. I love how its color coordinated. Plus its super easy to clean. Love it.

    • Pammy
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      Haha! I love that. Glad you loved it too! xo

  9. Kim
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    Wow, this is a great idea! It’ll be perfect for kids to work on since it’s pretty simple to do. Looking forward for your next posts!! Keep it up 🙂

    • Pammy
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      Sure thing Kim! Thanks for reading!

  10. David Elliott
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    This is a cool idea for a palette. I wouldn’t have come up with such a thing.

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for commenting David! Have a nice day!

  11. Wanderlust Vegans
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    What a very creative way to use the lids to bottles. I will have to remember this for when my niece starts painting.

    • Pammy
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      Haha, thanks! I love that. Glad you’re finding them useful! xo

  12. Karen Jolly
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    You’ve come up to a very creative idea! This is indeed a great post.

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog, Karen!

  13. Enricoh Alfonzo
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    hahaha this is so cool, fun & creative! Would love to try this out myself as I enjoy crafts. it helps me clear my mind which is a chaos storm right now

    • Pammy
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      Great Enricoh, thanks! It is always fun and relaxing to create stuffs!

  14. Elizabeth O.
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    This is a great way to recycle especially since it’s going to be something that you and your kids can use. I think it’s a great idea! It’s not difficult to make either.

    • Pammy
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      Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you found it useful 😀

  15. Elizabeth Brico
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    This is very cool. I will have to try this for my daughters; they love to paint.

    • Pammy
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      Haha! I love that. Glad you’re finding them useful! xo

  16. katriza
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    This is really fun! I need to try this because my boys love to paint!

    • Pammy
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      Wow! Sounds great Katriza and thanks for stopping by!

  17. Leo T. Ly
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    Very creative idea to recycle stuff around the house. It’s awesome that you can save money along the way. I like the colourful lids.

    • Pammy
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      Haha! True that! Thanks for commenting Leo!

  18. Milica
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    Such a lovely idea! I might make this for my son. 🙂

    • Pammy
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      Sounds great! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Nay
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    Such a simple but really cute idea! I like it!

    • Pammy
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      Hey, thanks Nay! Glad you liked it!

  20. angela milnes
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    What a good post I really love this and you have an amazing and creative ideas.

  21. Laura
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    We’re lucky enough to be able to recycle directly from home. Bottle top craft is always fun though.

    • Pammy
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      Right and now I can think of several ways to make stuffs out of it 😀 probably share them all soon!

  22. Angel
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    Oooh! She’s crafty! Beastie Boys are now my theme music for the day,lol.
    Very cool idea, and I will pin!

    • Pammy
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      I am so glad you love them. Thank you so much, Angel!

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