Monday, November 28, 2011

Gift Bag Christmas Art

Good morning! It's been a while since I've posted on my blog- but what better time that Christmas time to jump back into it? Over the weekend, I made some Christmas 'art' from a gift bag and a frame!

I saw this gift bag at Target and thought it was too cute and went perfectly with my 'rustic chic' Christmas decor.

I took the bag to Hobby Lobby (or Hob Lob) as my BFF , Taylor calls it, and picked out a frame. I couldn't find an exact fit for the bag, but I didn't want to spend extra $$ to get it custom framed. The frame is a couple inches too wide for the bag, but you can't even tell with the cardboard behind it. Plus, the frame was 50% off!

First, I removed the handles from the bag, then folded it super flat.

I guess you could cut out the front of the bag, but it fit in the frame just fine without, so why fix what ain't broke? (I know that's not proper grammar, but it gets my point across better ;))

So, put the bag in the frame, put the back on the frame and voila!

Now, if you want to hang it on the wall, attach some hanging hardware on the back...

And there you have it! A piece of Christmas 'art' that cost a total of $15!

I can change the bag or 'art' as my decor changes over the years!

Hope everyone has a great Monday! Here's a picture of my little Owen passed out in his carseat after a successful Thanksgiving dinner!

Xoxo Haley


  1. too cute! such a great idea! love you!!!

  2. So thrilled your back! Now you have inspired me to get back into the swing of things! Xoxo

  3. I haven't been checking my reader lately but it was so lovely to sign on and see a post from you!
    Love the creativeness, that bag is fab for your rustic decor theme!!!

  4. I am doing the same thing! I got a bag with a norman rockwell christmas painting on it and am turning it into some framed decor! (I was able to hide the holes in the bag by putting black paper behind mine (because lettering is going across the top) I was thinking you could put some pretty ribbon through yours and tie a bow in the front ;) Just a thought, it looks great though!!

  5. I have regular shopping bags framed in my apartment but I didn't think about doing seasonal ones for holidays. Great idea!