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DIY Framed “Love You” Gift Bag Sign

DIY Framed “Love You” Gift Bag Sign



DIY Framed Love You Gift Bag Sign Here’s a really neat DIY craft shared to me by my lovely, super crafty friend, Tiffany.  This one is a DIY framed print that she cut out of… (ready to hear this?) – a gift bag! How creative is this? Follow her step by step directions on how she made this adorable framed sign, if you’re inclined.  This is perfect to display on top of a mantel, table or dresser this Valentine’s Day!

DIY Framed Gift Bag Sign 

Materials: 

gift bag with a design of your choice
hot glue gun
speed square
pencil
ruler
Frame (make sure frame and gift bag are compatible in size)
-or-1×2 to make your own frame
-miter saw
-paint
-wood glue

DIY Framed Love You Gift Bag Sign

1.  Begin by opening up your bag and cutting off the part you wish to frame.  Don’t cut down the seam of the bag, but instead, cut down the side of the bag to allow for overlap. 

2.  Set your miter saw to 45 degrees.  Cut off the end of the wood at 45 degrees.

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3.  Line up the piece to your bag and measure the length of the wood and then cut at 45 degrees.  Note:  When you cut, make sure the blade is on the outside edge of your line.  This will make sure you cut your piece just slightly bigger than needed and then you can trim and adjust to the exact length you need. 

4.  Repeat with all sides.

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5.  Line up each piece of the frame.  Use a flat surface to push the wood up against to ensure you have a good fit.  

6. Paint the wood with desired color (chalkboard paint is pictured). Painting both sides is optional but it make for a nicer finish when both sides are painted.
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7. Once your bag has dried, line up the frame over the bag. Once you have the bag lined up properly, hot glue the bag in place.
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Optional: Cover the back of the frame with a thin piece of plywood, butcher paper or fabric.

So, personal confession: I’m not this crafty with hammer and all.  I am more of a paper-scissor type crafter. 🙂

Would you make this craft?   Why and why not? Tell me in the comments! 

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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18 Comments

  1. 02/14/2021 / 3:05 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I love how your finished project came out.

  2. Melanie
    01/28/2017 / 5:18 pm

    I’ve been storing all these ideas on my Pinterest board, but kind of afraid to actually use tools to craft. This would be a great first step for me. So cute & doesn’t look super hard.

  3. 01/28/2017 / 2:34 am

    I am not really crafty too, but your project came out really beautiful. I will have to keep those pretty shopping bags and ask my sons to help me with a project like this.

  4. Jeanine
    01/28/2017 / 1:28 am

    Oh this is lovely, I really like this. Would be perfect for Valentines day! I will have to see if I can be as creative!

  5. 01/27/2017 / 8:36 pm

    This is beautiful! It came out so great. And what a great message

  6. 01/27/2017 / 8:33 pm

    This is awesome! I have a ton of gift bags that I have saved over the years thinking I would reuse them. For the most part, I do, but it seems like I have a ton that would make a better framed gift.

  7. Reesa Lewandowski
    01/27/2017 / 6:05 pm

    What a pretty Valentine’s Day decoration! I love DIY crafts like this for holidays!

  8. 01/27/2017 / 1:05 pm

    Such a really cute idea! I love making fun an cute stuff from simple things. I can’t wait to try this!

  9. 01/26/2017 / 10:05 pm

    This is such a cute idea. I love the simplicity of it.

  10. 01/26/2017 / 10:00 pm

    So cute! I know some grandparents who would love to receive a gift like this 😉

  11. Pam Wattenbarger
    01/26/2017 / 7:15 pm

    This would be a great way to use gift bags that are on their last legs. I have gotten some really pretty ones over the years and felt bad throwing them away.

  12. 01/26/2017 / 4:29 pm

    That’s a cute idea. I think I’m going to snag my husband and have him help me on this one.

  13. 01/26/2017 / 4:17 pm

    That is such a cute idea. Simple crafts like this are the ones that can mean the most as a gift. Love it!

  14. robin masshole mommy
    01/26/2017 / 3:24 pm

    This is absolutely adorable. I love how it came out.

  15. Sarah Hayes
    05/15/2016 / 8:24 pm

    Thats a totally awesome idea. it looks so nice I never would’ve though it was a gift bag

  16. Amber Ludwig
    04/17/2016 / 8:47 pm

    Looove this!! I so often see bags/cards/gift wrap that I wish could frame!! I can!! Yay! Lol!! This looks so fabulous!!

  17. Hannah C
    04/16/2016 / 3:39 am

    I love the idea. Very cute!

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