12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art

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Have you ever noticed how gorgeous some of the Christmas gift bags are? They’re like miniature pieces of art. Really, really cheap pieces of art.

So why not cut them apart, pop them in a frame, and hang them on the wall? I used one bag from this set of two to finish off my mantle. It cost $1.50 for the pair.

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

After I cut out the “face” of the bag I flipped it over and carefully snipped the paper strip covering the handles. Then it was easy to peel the handles off and trim away any excess paper that was adding bulk.

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

I did a bit more trimming to get the size just right and then it was ready for framing.

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

For this piece I used a frame without any glass or backing because I wanted the wood to show. I used two t-pins and a rolled piece of painters tape to hold the art in place.

My favorite gift bag wall art is made from plain brown paper gift bags my sister-in-law, PiperEdison, drew specifically for each member of our family. (Some of you might recognize these from last year.)

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating: Gift Bag Wall Art | laughingabi.com

Yep, those all started as plain brown paper bags. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away so I trimmed, laminated, and framed them. Voila – handmade gift bag wall art.

Do you love gift bag designs? (I know I’m not the only one.) Do you save pretty bags? Have you repurposed them for something other than gift giving?

This post is Day 11 in the series “12 Days of Easy Christmas Decorating”. Click these gallery pics to see all the projects in the series.

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