Paint Chip Banners are the best DIY crafts ever. Why you ask?! Not only are they easy to make, but they use FREE paint chips from your local hardware store making them completely cost-effective. My most recent paint chip creation is this adorable DIY paint chip banner for Hanukkah. Stop by the lake and let me teach you how to make it!
Hanukkah is in full swing here at the lake and I’ve been having a blast cooking and crafting for the holiday. I took a break from indulging in potato latkes and sweet noodle kugel (I honestly ate way too much!) and decided to create this cute DIY paint chip banner for Hanukkah.
I might have a slight obsession with paint chip banners these days. This obsession started back in October when I was on the hunt for fall crafts. I found an idea for a pumpkin pie ombre banner to make for Thanksgiving on Pinterest and I instantly fell in love. I knew I had to make it for one of my Virtual Pinterest Parties and that’s exactly what I did! You can catch the replay of me making the banner by clicking here.
The pumpkin pie ombre banner inspired me to want to create a paint chip banner for Chanukah as well. After a little bit of brainstorming, I decided to create a banner of tiny little paint chip dreidels. I felt dreidels would be the best option since they’re made up of all straight lines and probably the least complicated option. How’s that for using my noggin?!
For this banner, the only supplies I needed to go out and get were the paint chips. I have a fully loaded craft room with ALL THE THINGS so I had everything else on hand. If you love crafting as much as I do, I can pretty much guarantee you will have most of these items hanging around somewhere in your house too.
Just because I felt the need to share, you can see my love for crafting by looking at my Hanukkah Countdown Calendar or either one of My Pinterest Parties: Christmas or Halloween version. Crafting makes me happy! How about you?
DIY Paint Chip Banner for Hanukkah
Want to make your own? Here’s what you need:
- Paint chips (I used 9. You can see the ones I used in the picture below. I found them at Lowes.)
- Dreidel pattern (Access it for free in my resource library. Fill out the form at the bottom for the password)
- Small hole punch (Mine is ⅛ of an inch)
- Ribbon (⅝ of an inch)
- Twine or decorative string
- Glue (craft or hot glue)
Here’s a close look at all the supplies I used for my DIY paint chip banner. I forgot to add a pen in the picture, oops! You’ll need one to trace your template on the paint chip.
I wanted to take a second to talk about the paint chips I found at Lowe’s before we get started. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how ABSOLUTELY perfect they are for this craft?!?! I really hit the jackpot with them. They are the perfect shape for making a dreidel.
If you can’t find these paint chips don’t you worry your little self! A regular paint chip will work just as well. You’ll just have to trace the entire template and cut a few extra lines. No biggie!
I went with 9 paint chips in three different colors. I alternated them and created a pattern for my banner. The amount of colors or paint chips you use is completely your preference.
There are four dreidels on this template which I love! Why? This allows multiple people to craft at once without having to print a million copies of the template. Sadly, I made this banner alone and only had to cut out one dreidel for myself. I need a craft buddy!
Once you’ve cut out your template, lay it on top of the BACKSIDE of your paint chip. I did a pretty good job of making this template fit my paint chip exactly. No applause needed!
Next, with your pen, trace the dreidel design ON THE BACK of your paint chip. You don’t want your pen to smudge on the visible side.
See how simple it is. I only had to trace four lines.
Continue tracing the pattern onto all your paint chips and then cut them out. Look how adorable my dreidels are!
Now it’s time to use your hole puncher. Again, this is a teeny, tiny hole punch with a ⅛ of an inch circle.
You are going to punch two holes, side by side, at the top of the dreidel.
You can just eyeball where you punch the holes. We’ll be covering the holes with ribbon so they don’t need to be exactly next to each other. No one will see, promise!
With all the holes punched, it’s time to thread the dreidels with either decorative ribbon or twine. I went with this decorative ribbon I had on hand from one of my many trips to Michaels.
Because twine tends to unravel, I like to put a small piece of tape at the ends. It makes the threading process a whole lot easier too! Side note: I didn’t cut a piece of twine up front for my banner. I wanted to have room to spread out my dreidels and get the spacing right once I had them all threaded on the twine.
Start by threading your twine from the back of the paint chip to the front.
Once the thread comes through the front, thread it through the other hole back out.
It makes a loop on the front side of the paint chip. It will look like so.
Add the next dreidel by starting from the back of the next paint chip and looping it in the front.
Do this for all your dreidels. Is this not the cutest thing ever?!
Once all the dreidels are threaded on the twine or ribbon, you can start pulling them apart to the spacing you’d like. I eyeballed this part and ended up with about 3 ½ to 4 inches between each dreidel. If you want to be precise, grab a ruler and measure the exact same distance between each paint chip. Cut your twine or ribbon from the rest of the spool and don’t forget to add your tape on the end so it doesn’t fray.
With the dreidels spaced to your liking, it’s time to cover your holes with ribbon. Lay the ribbon over the dreidel top to get a rough idea of how much you’ll need to go across the top.
Cut your piece of ribbon and glue it down. Notice that it’s not perfect and there is some hanging over each side. Don’t worry about this for now. Continue this process for all the rest of your paint chips.
Allow your glue to dry and then trim any excess ribbon off the edges. Here’s a closeup of a finished dreidel!
Total cuteness, right?!
Is this not the most adorable DIY Paint Chip Banner for Hanukkah you’ve ever seen. It was a cinch to make and even easier on the pocket. It was truly a blast to put together. I’ve already come up with a Christmas paint chip banner idea for my next project so stay tuned. The obsession will definitely live on!
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