DIY Wall Art- From Gift Bags!

There have been times when I am buying a gift bag for a present and I can’t help but look at all the cute bags and think that they would make adorable home decor! There are so many cute patterns and designs on gift bags, for any occasion or holiday too. Well after thinking about it for some time I decided to just go ahead and make my own DIY Wall Art, from gift bags! And just in time for the Independence Day holiday.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift Bags



I started off with three bags that I bought at the Dollar Tree. You can’t beat $1 DIY supplies! And in full disclosure when I was cutting the bags I accidentally ripped the bag with the heart. Eh, it wasn’t my favorite bag anyway. And since I only spent $1 on it I wasn’t too worried.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift BagsI cut the front off of each bag and then cut out a piece of wood to fit each bag. I’m getting a little embarrassed about how often I say this, but this wood is some plywood we picked up off the side of the road because someone was throwing it away. Why let good supplies go to waste?!

DIY Wall Art - From Gift BagsBefore I put the bag onto the wood I wanted to paint the sides. I spray painted the sides a dark red and while that dried I folded some laundry. It is like the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous over here.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift BagsThe next step called for the ever useful ModPodge. I applied a thick coat on the board and then laid the bag down on top lining up the edges.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift BagsTo completely seal the bag down and make sure there were no air bubbles I covered the project with an old cleaning cloth and used a rolling pin to really press it down and just wiped off any extra glue that leaked out of the edges.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift Bags



After a few minutes it was dried and ready for the next step. Since the print comes from a gift bag there are two small holes at the top where the ribbon handle came through the gift bag. You could simply cover it up with a bow but I decided to drill through the small holes into the wood and string some twine through to hang up the board.

And done! An easy and definitely budget friendly afternoon project.

DIY Wall Art - From Gift BagsThis DIY WAll Art looks so cute hanging above my entry way table and across from the patriotic display I created on my piano.




I can’t help but think of how many other ways to use this same idea. I just love some of the designs they have for baby gift bags, this could make some beautiful and inexpensive nursery decor. Or themed decor for your child’s room! Or use wedding bags for a master bedroom. And just think of all the pretty gift bags that come out around Christmas time. Yep, this is probably not the last time you will see a project like this on my blog!

DIY Wall Art - From Gift Bags



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4 Responses to DIY Wall Art- From Gift Bags!

  1. Tracy says:

    How adorable!! What a cute cost effective idea for decorating!

  2. Liv says:

    Brilliant idea! That’s why I follow your blog because I don’t think of these kinds of these. These are really cute!

  3. Morgan says:

    Such a fun idea! I can’t wait to be on the hunt for some gift bags now! 😉

  4. Nicole D. says:

    Absolutely adorable! Way to think out of the box!

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