Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to Turn a Gift Bag into Art

I love shopping the post holiday clearance racks.  You never know what will be left so I try to think of creative ways to use what I see if I'm not planning on storing it away for next year.  I happened to be at Walmart when they had their Valentine's Day stuff for 90% off and picked up a cute gift bag.  I liked the wood grain pattern on it and thought it would make a cute piece of art.

Here's the original gift bag.  Cute enough on it's own and I could have packed it away to use for next Valentine's Day, but instead I wanted to make something out of it.

Do you see that price tag?  It was already cheap but at 90% off, that means I scored it for just .09¢.

I wanted to display it on my mantel next Valentine's Day so I thought putting it in a frame would be the easiest way to do that.  Luckily I had the perfect size frame in my stash of unused pictures and frames in the basement.

I just cut the top of the bag off, where the holes for the handles were and it fit into the frame perfectly.

It looks cute with the infinite love block I made last year.  
Click HERE to find out how I made it.

Anyone else shop the after Valentine's Day sales?  What did you pick up?

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