DIY Christmas Decor : Make Art from Gift Bags

I was at Target the other day looking for Halloween clearance, and of course I was totally side tracked by the Christmas stuff that was going up. 😉  There were So many cute wrapping papers, gift bags and boxes that it got my creative juices flowing.  I wanted to figure out a way to use the cute prints and create some DIY Christmas decor.  I picked up a few of the new Sugar Paper gift wraps and some darling gift bags and came home to design something fun.  I often create free printables for Christmas and other holidays, and these prints reminded me of something I would create to frame, so I knew they would look darling around the house in frames.  The best part about this DIY Christmas decor is that it only takes a few dollars and about 5 minutes to create.

DIY Christmas Decor

I spent a few minutes simply cutting up the paper bags and removing the ribbon handles and tags to give me a flat, frame-able image.  With the rolls of paper it was easy to just cut a piece to size to frame.  If the paper has a varied pattern, just make sure that you cut a piece that features the part of the print you want to showcase once it’s framed.

DIY Christmas decor

DIY Christmas decor

I think they are all pretty fun, but I have to say that the deer print is my favorite!  I noticed that on the bags I purchased, one side of the bag had the gold foiled deer, and on the other side of the bag there was no foiling, so be sure to look at both sides of the bag you choose before you cut it up to make sure you are getting the side you want.

DIY Christmas decor

This would be a fun and easy way to decorate for birthdays, or just about any other occasion.  There are so many pretty wrapping papers and gift bags these days, you can create DIY Christmas decor or DIY year round decor by simply making art from gift bags.  I hope you are feeling inspired to create something fun and simple for your home this season.

If you are looking for more fun DIY Christmas decor ideas, you can find a bunch in our DIY Christmas gallery.

Have a wonderful day!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

Diy christmas decor

6 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Decor : Make Art from Gift Bags”

  1. Target has such cute stuff for the holidays! Love your DIY gift bags. Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty – Hope to see you back again this Friday!


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