Shades of Orange Fall Sampler

Terra Cotta, Apricot, Peanut Brittle, Fireside, Harvest Sun, Poppy….I often wonder who comes up with the names of paint colors? Actually, I think that job might be kind of fun. All the color names I just listed are a sampling (no pun intended, haha) of shades of orange. I think there are lots of clever paint swatch card projects out there, so I tried out one using all orange swatches to make a cute piece of fall decor. Oh, I also enjoy using embroidery hoops, so I incorporated one of those in as well.

Interested in making your own version? Here’s how I did it–again, no special crafting skills required!

First, I gathered up a bunch of paint sample strips, all in fall colors. I also picked up some other colors for a future project while I was at it! To relieve my guilt at picking up lots of free samples, I also purchased something so I wouldn’t look like I was just using the store for the free samples.

Then I chose a medium sized embroidery hoop and sandwiched a piece of linen in between, trimming off the excess.

I cut out a bunch of circles in two different sizes. After my trusty hot glue gun was fired up, I glued a ring of the larger sized ones around the perimeter.

Then, as you can see, I did another ring on the inside, this time alternating smaller and larger circles. To fill the empty center, I put one large circle topped off with a smaller one. It kind of looks like a flower to me!

So, there you have it–another quick, easy, cheap, and cute project to deck your halls this fall. Thanks for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Shades of Orange Fall Sampler

  1. This looks great! Paint chips are fun to work with, aren’t they?! I just did a paint chip art recently, and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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