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Gift Bags Turned Wall Art

How many of you collect gift bags?  It’s not exactly intentional it just sort of happens.  You receive a gift and it comes in the cutest bag ever.  So what do you do? You say this is nice, I’ll save it to use it to give a gift to someone else next year.  Before you know it you’ve built up a little collection of gift bags.  Well that’s what I do. Hahaha.
I’m going to show you what you can do with those gift bags lying around collecting dust while creating, affordable decoration for your home for the holidays.  This is a great last minute trick.  Display those beautiful bags on the wall in a gallery showroom style.  Using reclaimed flooring I’m going to show you how to make picture frames to display your old gift bags.
This project can really be done with any type of scrap wood.  I will be using old cedar wood flooring at I found while exploring a local thrift store near me that sells building materials. I love being able to find new ways of using something old or upcycling.
Materials

 

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas First I started off with this pile of scrap wood.  It was cedar flooring.  I love the natural look of cedar.  No staining required. It’s beautiful all on its own.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas  I selected my best and most intricate gift bags.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas Using scissors and a paper cutter I cut out the bags.  1 bag actually makes two wall pieces because typically the bags are identical on both sides.

Once I’d cut the bags I was able to measure out the size of the frame I would need to create.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas  For this size bag three planks side by side were wide enough.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas  Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas I cut 2 scrap pieces of the floor to use to attach the front panel together.  But before attaching and fully assembling the frame I attached the sawtooth hanger to the top support piece.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas Then I glued the tongue and groove pieces of the flooring together and nailed the support pieces across the top and bottom of the back of the frame.  The plank flooring I am using is very thin.  So I am using small 3/4″ brad nails.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas  Finally, I flip the frame back over to the front and drill a starter hole at the top to attach the metal glip.  I want the bags to all sit about 2 1/2″ from the top of the frame.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas   And that’s all you do.  It’s so quick and easy.

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas Make according to the various size bags and display on any empty wall.  Once the holidays are over you can change out the bags for your kid’s drawings or magazine photos.  You can really display anything that makes you happy.

 Till Next Time ~T.

 

 

Gift Bag Wall Art - ToolBox Divas

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