Easy And Inexpensive Hanging Wall Art

December 19, 2015


Christmas Wall Hanging

Hello Friends! Today, I have another home decor idea using gift bags. I know that most of you are probably done with your holiday decorating by now, but I thought that I would put this one out there now in case you are looking for some last minute inspiration. Plus, gift bags are going to be on clearance in the next few days, you may get a few during the holidays that are too pretty to toss and frankly, while I have created my signs for Christmas, these ideas could be used anytime of the year.

So let's take a peek at just one more easy gift bag decor idea. Shall we?

This one has been transformed into hanging wall art, not a wooden sign. I took the back of the bag that I used in my bedroom, added some ribbon and hung it on my book page magazine hanger. Super easy, super charming and totally free.

Keep in mind that if you do not have a wooden hanger you could also tie your bag to a piece of driftwood or birch...any branch really...and then tie a ribbon to each end to make a hanger. The ideas are truly endless. I just happened to be looking at my magazine hanger at the same time I was wondering what the heck I was going to do with half a gift bag and well, you know...

To finish the back off, I glued construction paper to the bag.

Gift Bag Craft

Then I looped some ribbon through the handle holes and around the hanger and tied a knot.

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It's a sweet way to add a little holiday spirit for free...and in less than five minutes.

Fabulous!

Are you looking at gift bags in a new way yet?

And I promise, I'm done with these now.

Really.

Well, at least until Valentine's Day.



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60 comments:

  1. Such a great idea Kim. Love it and makes one look at gift bags in a new way. Even bags from other seasons would be cute. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas. xo

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    1. I totally agree, CelestinaMarie. There are pretty gift bags in stores all year long! :)

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  2. Very clever. Wish you had shared Earlier! I have a bunch of gift bags left over that would be perfect.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I know, maybe I should’ve done a round up with all of them earlier. Hope you can use the idea next year. Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. Cute idea! I have a ton of gift bags in a closet because I can't throw them away, even if they have rips! I am definitely looking at gift bags in a new way!

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  4. I love the vintage feel of the bag and hanger. Very cute. I actually am going to start some decorating tonight and tomorrow. My kids will be with their other sides and we are doing our celebration at the farm on January 9 and since my tree is real I am waiting until right before the holiday to put it up so that it will still have a few needles left on it when we open presents. So, for me this is a very timely post. :)

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    1. Fabulous Lorri! You are my target audience!! Merry Christmas now and then! :)

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  5. Sweet , easy, and beautiful, thanks for a great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Merry Christmas! :)

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  7. Great idea Kim . . .
    It looks like one of those hand painted pictures on a piece of slate . . .
    I agree, a piece of birch or driftwood could be used for a hanger too.

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    1. I think that the wood would be a very charming accent! :)

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  8. Kim,
    This is a great idea. Some of the gift bags are works of art in themselves so why not do this and keep them. Great idea. Enjoy these next days leading up to the big day. Merry Christmas my friend.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. I agree, so many pretty bags out there. I am happy to display them. :)

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  9. Another charming idea, Kim. You are so good! Happy Holidays to you and your family..Merry Christmas..Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well!! :)

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  10. Great idea! Their are beautiful bags out there!

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  11. That is just adorable Kim, and I am definitely up for free! Those are my kinds of crafts too! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays. I'm going to be taking a break for a few weeks because this month has done me in! ;)

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    1. Oh I agree Mary! I wish you a Merry Christmas!! :)

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    1. Thanks Deb. You are so sweet to me!! :)

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  13. Your brain amazes me, the things it comes up with! Pure genius, I tell you!!

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    1. Haha ~ Thanks Debbie! I don’t know abut genius, but I’ll take it!

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  14. Cute, sweet and easy! Just what I need right now, thanks for your creativity.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cathy! You share your recipes and I share my easy crafts...fabulous!

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  15. Well, how clever! You have become the queen of crafts!
    Brenda

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    1. Queen of the gift bags, perhaps!! ;)

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  16. Kim, you know EZ PZ is my goal. These are great for all of us looking for a little last minute bling! I'm a contributor over on the "HomeTalk Christmas" PINTEREST board. This is heading over there for a share!

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    1. Well, this one is EZ PZ for sure, Cheryl and pretty darn cheap, too!! Thanks for pinning it. I love when people share my stuff! Best present ever! :)

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  17. You really have come up with some neat ways to use gift bags! I forgot about all the after Christmas clearance sales. I think I need to make a point of shopping on the 26th for more gift bags. :) Oh, and now I can't wait for the Valentine bags to come out! :)

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    1. It all started with your post, Lisa!! You are my gift bag muse! ;)

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  18. Super cute. Pinning. Merry Christmas, sweet Kim!!!! xo ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy!! I love getting pinned. It sounds so sweet, too…Merry Christmas, my friend.

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  19. That is such a cute idea! Really adds a festive look to your cabinet! Great inspiration fast and fun!!

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    1. Why thank you, Lynn! I really like these easy projects!

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  20. Hello Kim, that is another one of your great ideas for decorating for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this.
    Wishing you a wonderful week and a Merry Christmas.
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, Merry Christmas to you my friend and thank you for the sweet comment.

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  21. I love it! And it looks like a metal piece of art from the photos!!

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    1. I know! It really is a cool bag…and thanks Benita! :)

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  22. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Another awesome and easy idea. So cute Kim! Merry Christmas to you my friend.

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    1. Thanks Kristi! Merry Christmas! :)

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  24. Thanks for sharing another gift bag idea...Yes I am definitely looking at gift bags differently. Merry Christmas Kim!

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    1. Glad to hear it Karen! I think I'm going to stop now, but truly, I could go on! ;) Merry Christmas!

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  25. Great idea and makes things so festive.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla! Merry Christmas to you and your family…

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  26. One of the cutest repurposing ideas I've seen Kim.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    xxx

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    1. Why thank you, Doreen!! Merry Christmas! :)

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  27. What a fun idea, Kim. A very happy holiday to you and yours.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. You too. Amalia. Merry Christmas! :)

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  28. That's a super cute idea, Kim :)

    Now go relax! lol

    xoxo,
    rue

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    1. Haha! Thank you. I am not sure if I was born with that gene, but relaxing sure sounds nice! ;)

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  29. Hi Kim,
    What a pretty idea, and I love it hanging from your book page hanger!
    Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and 2016!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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    1. Thank you, Kimberley! Right back at you! :)

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