3.28.2013

SPD: SHOPPING BAG ART




Back for another round of Saw it. Pinned it. Did it!

I have to tell you all thanks for the comments on my last project..the DIY Acrylic Tray!
It's so nice to get positive feedback from time to time with all of these projects that consume my life bring me little pieces of happiness, so thank you for that. I read all of them and try my best to reply.

I hope you all went out and made 1, or 5, trays by now. 

This weeks project technically counts, but it is so simple I almost feel silly sharing it.

As most of you know, but some might not, the best friend bangles that Steph surprised me with are pretty much my favorite thing ever. I knew almost immediately after that I wanted to re-use the pretty bag (and box that now holds perfume samples-see it up there?) that our bracelets came in. It's such a cute reminder of my time in Texas and our friendship. Oh, and let's be honest, it's hot pink and gold so of course I had to keep it. I'm not much of a pink girl, but give me hot pink and I'm all over it.

So, I'm sure you all have seen this picture, which was my pinspiration for this, right?


While I don't have that many frames (yet) or a closet this amazing (yet?), I still love the fun/modern look of this and knew it would be perfect in our master bathroom (sorry Billy!)...

{frame is from Michaels}

None of you can tell me that you can't handle this project, so don't even think about it...

Pick bag > Place bag in picture frame > Hang on wall (or lean on a shelf like I did)

{the shelves are from Target}

Moral of the story?

Next time you think about throwing away your favorite store's shopping bag...don't do it!

Buy some frames and create wall art. 
This would be cute in/around a closet, too! 


Time for me to go stalk what you made for the week.
Next week I'm going to start calling out all of you who haven't linked up with us.
So get on it, or else.. ;)

the fine print:
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48 comments :

  1. Love this idea! Yours turned out super cute...totally need to start saving my cute bags!

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  2. This is a super cute idea! (I've actually never seen that pin!) Do you know that you said to "place bag in shopping bag"? Instead of in picture frame? I laughed out loud. :)

    I found you through Steph and I've been following you for a little while now! I had a blog and gave it up over a year ago, so if you click through and wonder why I haven't posted since February 2012, that's why :)

    I enjoy reading your blog! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I'm still in awe at that damn plastic tray. I really need to get on that, it's just way too genius.

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  4. I totally love this idea! I have a bag from the Coach store that I just love and have been holding onto. I think I totally need to do this. Great idea!!

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  5. love this idea for a closet! so cute, and easy!

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  6. now i know what to do with my favorite c wonder bag!

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  7. SO cute! I have this pinned too and can't wait to do it in the enormous closet I WILL one day have. :)

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  8. Hey Katie! Great job as always! Love the idea.

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  9. where did you get your frame? i want one!!

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  10. I have always collected nice boxes and bags from places I've shopped (as a keepsake) and have even displayed a few in my closet, but never even thought to put them in a frame! Genius idea, I tell you!!

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  11. I've seen this on pinterest too and I'm determined to do it with a giant walk-in closet that I WILL have one day ;) I was curious too where you bathroom shelves are from- we are looking to buy new ones and those are exactly what I want!!

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    1. hey girly. the shelves are from target (last year) - they are hard to put up though so beware! :)

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  12. I've been wanting to do this!! Just haven't gotten around to it- the Kate Spade bags are my favorite..such pretty colors :) and I like how you put it on a shelf instead of hanging it on the wall!

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  13. Ahhhh so cute! I feel like I want to have a whole wall of these because it's my bachelorette pad and I can do what I want ;)

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  14. Such a good idea. When I get something from Tory Burch I can never throw the bag away. I feel like I just spent over a $100 for a dang bracelet I'm keepin this bag!!

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  15. This is such a cute idea! I've pinned it as well, but the Kate Spade bag is perfect--so pretty! xoxo

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  16. This is brilliant!! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a Great Easter Weekend!!

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  17. So awesome - I'm doing this for my closet! Consider those blue Tiffany bags framed & hung!

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  18. I love the way it turned out! And I'm assuming you got that bag from the new KS store at Easton - I'm obsessed with the store, I literally want to live in it it's so pretty!

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  19. This is such a fun idea! I've never seen anything like it before - and there are so many gorgeous shopping bags, it's such a shame to throw them away!

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  20. So adorable! This turned out too cute! I need me a Kate Spade shopping bag ;)

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  21. love this! I keep all my favorite shopping bags like that to re-use for transporting things like snacks, phone chargers and such, but they are getting all pitiful looking now, framing them seems like a much better solution (and cute one too!)

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  22. I can't tell you how much I love this! I always end up saving pretty bags like that for no reason and have nothing to do with them except building clutter in my closet as I have absolutely no use for them lol.

    Now I can display them :)

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  23. Yours looks great. The bright pink makes it pop! Thanks again for hosting.

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  24. If only Target gave out fancy paper bags instead of plastic ones!

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  25. super cute and best of all: EASY!

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  26. Yes! I've been wanting to do this with a Laduree bag I have from my trip to Paris!

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  27. Well, now I know what to do with my Coach shopping bags I refuse to get rid of ;) Thanks for the idea!

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  28. This is such an awesome idea for closet decor! I love it!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  29. This looks great, I just recently repinned this and love it! The entire display looks great!

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/

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  30. super cute! way easy too, and adds a nice touch to any room

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  31. Oh my gosh what a great idea!!! I love this so much I just may have to steal it :)

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  32. so did the bag fit easily into the frame, Ive read a few others people have done and they cut the bag, I don't wanna do that. I have lots of bags, Ive been collecting just for this reason. And tonight I finally got 4 frames from Michaels to start with.

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