Hi Everyone! Today I want to share with you a quick project (if you could even call it that- really it's so easy!) that I did a couple weeks back for my daughter's room.
Lily just loves owls! And who can blame her? They are so awesome! (She has an owl and birds wall decal in her room that I did for her way before she was born; you can see a picture of it in my Toy Organization Post) and I've been wanting to incorporate more owl art in her room.
Rewind to her 2nd birthday party in September, and this little guy came into the picture:
Adorable, right? Sadly, this gift bag would have been thrown away if 1.) my daughter wouldn't have loved it as much as she loved the toy cash register that came inside it, and if 2.) my creative brain wheels didn't start going. Which of course both ended up happening! I assume the bag was quite happy about that! The thought of this beauty piled with trash in a dump just doesn't seem right!!
So, 5 months went by and this little guy remained stored inside my china cabinet, until I came across it again and remembered, "Oh yea, I was supposed to do something with this!"
Two white frames were added to my shopping list and on my next trip to Target (one of my happiest places on earth) I came home with two of these:
|They were on sale for under $2 each!!!! (I only took a picture of one since I had already taken the other one apart...yeah, sometimes I get way ahead of myself.)|
I just cut my two favorite sections of the bag to fit the 8 X 10 frames, placed them inside and Voila! Instant owl art for my little beauty!
She was so appreciative too! She too had forgotten about the bag, so when I showed her these she said, "You make it Mom? Ooooh, pretty. Thanks Mom.!" She could have asked for anything in that moment and I would have given it to her.....or DIY'd it for her.
And here are her little owl friends on her wall, just above her bed:
Easy enough, right? So the next time your little one (or you) get a gift bag with a cool design, don't toss it! Frame it! I've even been on the lookout to buying gift bags solely for this purpose!
Thank you so much for reading!
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