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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gift Bag Turned Into Wall Art

Back in September, I had the opportunity to be a guest poster on Tiaras and Bowties.  I wanted to share my gift bag project here as well... just in case you didn't have the chance to see it.

I received an adorable gift bag with my Mother’s Day goodies in it. I instantly knew that I wanted to keep it and turn it into something. It was too cute to just throw away or let it be used to hold another present. I had to display it!

Quite slowly, I have been making things for her room and will start working on my son’s room next. His is a bit tougher for me because it’s easier for me to make girly things.

Let’s get started on turning a gift bag into wall art.

The supplies I used are:

* A 5.25” x 6” Shadow Box
* White Paint
* Double Sided Tape
* Thread
* Tissue Paper
* Two buttons
* A beautiful gift bag
* Scissors
* And my handy dandy glue gun

The first thing I did was take the glass out of the shadow box and paint it white. I didn’t worry about painting the inside because it’s going to be covered up.

While it was drying, using the insert as a pattern, I cut the part of the gift bag that I wanted to show… down to size.

Once the shadow box was dry, I sanded it a bit to distress it. Then, I placed a couple of pieces of tape on the bag and pressed it into place.

Tissue Paper Flowers:

To make these little flowers, I used 6 pieces of tissue paper cut into approximately 3”x3” squares. For the small flower, it was approximately 2”x2” squares.

After layering the pieces of tissue paper, I folded them in an accordion style. Tied a piece of string around the middle and cut the edges into a curve on both ends.

Then, I gently pulled the layers apart to form the flowers.

I glued the flowers in place using my hot glue gun and attached the buttons.

Cute and Simple!

I even have enough of the gift bag left to make another one or use on a different project.


  1. So cute! I'm not very crafty, but it seem simple enough for even me.

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  2. I love it! I have so many frames laying around I need to something creative with.

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