From Used Gift bags To Creative Artworks!

I am sure, like myself, you have a stash of gift bags stored in a cupboard that you simply don’t know what to do with. They are great to keep and reuse but it is unlikely that you will reuse them all. I have far too many so I have created a fun and simple way to re-purpose my favourite kiddie gift bags. I hope that this inspires you to do the same!

Here is how to re-purpose your favorite gift bags into great artworks!

  • 1. PICK THE PERFECT GIFT BAGS

Find the gift bags with your favourite images and pair them with others that have simple colours and designs.

  • 2. FIND A FRAME OR CANVAS

Find a frame or multiple frames that you are no longer using. If you would like to use more than one frame, remember that they do not need to be the same design or size to look great!

The frames that may need a little TLC can simply be painted for a fresh new look.

You can also use old canvas paintings that you no longer have hanging on your walls.

  • 3. DESIGN A COLLAGE

Your gift bags will probably not fit the frame measurements so this is the time to get creative. Simply cut out your desired images and play around with different colours and shapes to create the perfect collage. Make sure that your design fits the frame and/or canvas measurements.

  • 4. SECURE YOUR COLLAGE DESIGN 

Simply glue the images in place with a glue stick or Modge Podge.

Either glue them onto the Masonite board from the back of your frame or directly onto the canvas to secure the collage position.

  • 5. FINISHED EFFECT

If your image is in a frame, simply frame your collage gift bag design.

If you have chosen to use canvas instead, as an optional extra, you can Modge Podge or vanish over your gift bag collage design to give it a glossy finish.

As simple as that!

Hope you enjoy!

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