Hello, Tiaras and Bowties readers! I’m Angela from The Not So Functional Housewife. I’m a stay at home mom to two wonderful kiddos and wife to a very patient and supportive husband. I started my blog as a way to share the crafts that I make and to escape from my daily routine.
I’m so excited that Kim asked me to do a guest post for her wonderful readers!
I thought it would be fun to show you a project that I made for my daughter’s room so that you can make one too.
I received an adorable gift bag with my Mother’s Day goodies in it. I instantly knew that I wanted to keep it and turn it into something. It was too cute to just throw away or let it be used to hold another present. I had to display it!
Quite slowly, I have been making things for her room and will start working on my son’s room next. His is a bit tougher for me because it’s easier for me to make girly things.
Here are a couple of the things that I’ve made for her:
Let’s get started on turning a gift bag into wall art.
The supplies I used are:
* A 5.25” x 6” Shadow Box
* White Paint
* Double Sided Tape
* Tissue Paper
* Two buttons
* A beautiful gift bag
* And my handy dandy glue gun
The first thing I did was take the glass out of the shadow box and paint it white. I didn’t worry about painting the inside because it’s going to be covered up.
While it was drying, using the insert as a pattern, I cut the part of the gift bag that I wanted to show… down to size.
Once the shadow box was dry, I sanded it a bit to distress it. Then, I placed a couple of pieces of tape on the bag and pressed it into place.
Tissue Paper Flowers:
To make these little flowers, I used 6 pieces of tissue paper cut into approximately 3”x3” squares. For the small flower, it was approximately 2”x2” squares.
After layering the pieces of tissue paper, I folded them in an accordion style. Tied a piece of string around the middle and cut the edges into a curve on both ends.
Then, I gently pulled the layers apart to from the flowers.
I glued the flowers in place using my hot glue gun and attached the buttons.
Cute and simple!
I even have enough of the gift bag left to make another one or use on a different project.
Thank you so much, Kim, for giving me the opportunity to share one of my projects with your readers!
I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did!
Thanks so much Angela for sharing this beautiful piece of art with us!