Main Ingredient Monday – Paint Stirrers

I am really loving this new feature  'round here. Really, any reason to scour pinterest and google is fine by me!

This week we have paint stirrers-you know the wooden sticks you get when you buy a gallon of paint. I have never tried to score a big bunch at once, but I am betting that if you are real sweet to the folks behind the paint counter at Home Depot  or Lowes, they will give you a few.  Tell them you are making a light fixture or building a shelf out of them and they will be so perplexed they will give you 2 handfuls!

Here goes...20 projects using paint stirrers...

1. Used Paint Stick Table

2. Mini Picket Fence

from Craft Monkey


3. Paper Plate Banjo

from Parents

4. Picture Frame

from Sugar Baby Boutique

5. Flower Pot

6. Star

7. Rustic Box

from Craftberry Bush

8. Drawer Organizer

from Dreaming in Color

9. Wall Art

Salvage Love

10. Hanging Lamp

Enjoying The Simple Things

11. Large Letters

from Mamie Janes

12. Another Frame-very different

from Craftberry Bush

13. Flag

from Dreaming in Color

14.Garden Markers

EAB Designs

15.  Sunburst Mirror

from Centsational Girl

16. Word Family Game for Beginning Readers

from Lil' Coountry Kindergarten

17. Mini Signs

from Today's Fabulous Finds

18. Planter

from Welcome to Cheltenham Road

19. Wall Hangings


20. DIY Window

from Today's Fabulous Finds

Now start hitting up all the local paint stores, smile pretty, be sweet, and while they turn their heads snatch gobs of paint stirrers!

BUT, don't tell 'em it was my idea if you get caught!



Comments

  1. Those are really great projects! Thanks for sharing them all.

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow I am in love with these projects and to think I always say no thanks to the stir sticks for the simple fact that my kids use them as weapons, lol. Thanks for sharing

  3. Karen Heath says:

    Ok – I almost didn’t even look – and now I am amazed at the coolness of some of these projects!!! Congrats on a year of successful blogging. Was your anniversary day everything you wanted it to be?

  4. Tam says:

    Love looking at your blog everyday – always inspiring ideas!

  5. Love all of these great ideas! Great post! I would love to have you share this (and more) at the Rock ‘N Share party going on now!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Great Kim… just freakin’ great. Like I don’t already have enough ideas floating around in my head…

    Crazy, ridiculous, brilliant collection ideas here! Love it!

  7. What great projects! Inspiration for some other paint stirrer projects brewing now too!
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

  8. What great projects! Inspiration for some other paint stirrer projects brewing now too!
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

  9. Taradara says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the paintstick table! What a wonderful and creative idea! I’m going to have to save mine for the future now.
    Visiting from Flamingo Toes.
    xo Tara

  10. Catrin says:

    Wow, what a great post with fabulous projects. This is great… I didn’t see anything I didn’t like.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

  11. Susanne says:

    What a great collection. My fovurites are the table and wall art.
    Wish you a great day!

  12. Pandora's Box says:

    What fabulous ideas – I especially like the table. I painted one to look like a pumpkin years ago and it is still my favorite Halloween decoration

  13. So cute! I’m doing that banjo. Maybe today :)

  14. Hi Kim, I really love these, great post! I may need to pin these and get some sticks fast!! Now… how to talk them out of the sticks…. Also, I really think you have an awesome blog! You are so talented!! Thanks for linking up with me!!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

  15. amy gilman says:

    Thanks so much for linking up!!! We featured you this weekend!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! Its so FABULOUS!!!

  16. Deneen says:

    Thank you so much for featuring two of my projects! This was such a fun, free thing to do!

  17. Laura says:

    Thanks for featuring my pendant light! I love all of the projects.
    That picture was in its unfinished state. It’s all stained and in place now.
    Have a look, thanks!
    Laura

    http://montydob.blogspot.com/2011/06/paint-stick-pendant-light-final-chapter.html

  18. Marie says:

    So many ideas…so little time. Your mind must be constantly engage to come up so many wonderful ideas. I appreciate the fact that you are willing to share them with all of us…that are creatively challenged. Your talent is amazing…a real gift!

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