Category Archives: colorlove


Hand-lettering with micron, marker & colored pencils.

Thankful by OliveLoaf Design

Paper Mache Turkey getting packed up and shipped to Seattle. Made with up-cycled newspapers, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, acrylic apaing.

Paper Mache Turkey by OliveLoaf Design


paint chip garland


I had a bunch of paint chip samples {from an honest-to-goodness painting project} and thought I’d use them to make an up-cycled garland {and to clean out the studio}.  It’s a win-win, cheap and easy decoration idea.

Use a paper punch shape and size of your choice. Grab your paint chips in the color(s) of your choice and punch out a bunch!

Punch Your Paint Chip

Now to the sewing machine! Pick a string, yarn, twine, whathaveyou {I used a sparkle baker’s twine} and put your stitch on a zig-zag. Place a punched paint chip on the string and zig-zag it!

Zig Zag It

Continue until the garland is your preferred length.

Lots of Dots

Hang it up. That’s it!

Paint Chip Garland