When I was a kid, Home Depot was torturous. It was a place that we’d be dragged to by my Dad as he worked to finish that week’s project (my Dad is basically a master craftsman). We would invariably get stuck spending a large amount of time in Home Depot, as it’s not the type of place you can pop in and pop out of, and there were no fun things for me to play with.
Little kid Emily didn’t see all the amazing and wonderful things that Home Depot has to offer: tools and supplies that can be purchased to take home and make cool stuff. During my most recent trip to Home Depot I got the copper pipe fillings for the necklace that I mentioned here, a lovely orchid for my office and the key supply for the following.
What you’ll need:
Elmer’s Glue (I’d actually recommend a glue stick)
Sharpie or Marker
What you’ll do with the things you need:
Making the actual card is quite easy: just go to your local Home Depot and pretend that you are looking to paint your entire house. You’ll need lots of paint samples in a variety of colors because maybe you’re thinking of painting your bathroom a “Fruit Shake” pink, your bedroom a “Mermaid Harbor” blue and your kitchen a “Chlorophyll” green. So what if you can’t paint any room in your house because you’re a renter. The person at Home Depot who mixes paint (and sees you grabbing copious amounts of samples) does not need to know this.
When you return, grab the card stock and other supplies to produce the card’s envelope.
1. Pick out the paint sample you want to use. I used a variety of pink and red Behr samples because these cards were for the day of love.
2. Put the paint sample in the middle of the card stock (with the card stock’s longest side perpendicular to the paint sample’s longest side) and trace around the paint sample.
6. Once dry, slide a paint sample card into the open end and seal shut with an adhesive dot. As an extra touch, you can trim the open flap edges at an angle or round the edges.
7. Give the card to someone you like. Might I suggest the person at Home Depot who mixes the paint?