Paint Swatch Heart Air Balloon Nursery Art

I’m t-minus 6 weeks til baby and last weekend we headed to Lowe’s to pick out paint colors for the nursery. Since the nursery is 90% beadboard and 10% paintable area, I knew I wanted a “pop” of pink in the closet and along the top of the walls to really make it stand out against the white. We spent a while collecting paint samples and inevitably went with Valspar’s “Positively Pink” for the closet and wall color. As I got home, I realized I had tons of pink paint swatches in my purse still and like any good crafter I decided to use them to make some art for the nursery! Behold my Paint Swatch Heart Air Balloon Nursery Art!

Paint Swatch Heart Air Balloon Nursery Art from The Cards We DrewThis was a fairly easy project to make, here’s the supplies that you need:

Heart Punch

Paint swatches

Wood base

Paint for wood base

Hot glue

Paper scrap and twine for base of balloon

The How To:

paint swatch heartsStart by collecting your paint swatches and cutting your hearts out. Each paint swatch color gave me three hearts from it, so I got 9 hearts from each 3 color paint swatch and I probably had about 10-12 if I recall.

From there, I painted a piece of wood I had from another project with teal pearl paint and I let dry. Then I started trying to arrange my hearts in the shape that looked best. I gently folded each heart just enough that it didn’t lay flat, but also not so hard that it left a mark in the center of the heart. Then I played with my design until I was happy and hot glued the hearts down.

paint swatch heart nursery art

After the hearts were glued down, I used some twine to create the strings to the basket and I used a scrap piece of glitter paper to create the bucket of the basket and glued both down.

And that was it! An easy project for her nursery that compliments the pinks nicely and will match her bedding perfectly!

Paint Swatch Heart Air Balloon Nursery ArtSometimes the cutest decor is so simple, huh!? Happy Tuesday! Stop back tomorrow for another fun Hot Air Balloon idea for the closet!

Heart Hot Air Balloon Nursery Art



  1. says

    This is super cute! I love how the teal makes the pink pop! I’m definitely going to use this idea to make something for my little guy’s room!

  2. Maureen Hayes says

    I love seeing all the creative ways people use paint chips and this is wonderful!! This will look adorable in the nursery and later in her room as she grows! Thanks so much for sharing and we can’t wait to meet your little cutie either.

  3. says

    WOW, seriously blew me away. LOVE this. I am going to make some for all of my girls in their favorite colors!! Thank you so much for such a great idea!!!

  4. says

    Paint chip hearts! This is completely awesome. Would look great too as a garland. Back to the paint store….
    :) Visiting via “The Party Bunch” linkup

  5. says

    I found your blog via Confessions of a Serial DIYer and started following you via facebook JUST IN TIME! I recently bought quilts for our girls’ new bunk beds and they have hot air balloons on them. this wasn’t the theme I was originally going for, but decided it would be fun. Thank you for the great idea and tutorial on making some sweet art! Hope you’ll come visit me at
    Love your site! 😉


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