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Bag Hoard Make-Over


I have a 16 year old daughter who loves to shop.  When we moved I noticed she had a huge collection of bags from her favorite stores.  This is a picture of some of them that she posted on Instagram.

She’s gone this weekend visiting friends in Seattle and I wanted to surprise her with something fun. One idea I recently saw on pinterest.  You can find it on the nest.com.

I love a fun challenge and I always try to create the best possible design on the littlest amount of money.  This project was free because I made what I already had lying around the house work.  When we moved I kept all of my picture frames from over the years.  I wasn’t sure where I’d end up using them but I’m glad I hadn’t thrown them out!  If you don’t have frames lying around buy some at a second hand store and paint them.

After gathering many frames I selected a few bags from her collection.  The goal was not to have  to cut or destroy the bag itself.  I did end up trimming the top off of the American Eagle bag.  The rest are in-tact!  The two little shadow boxes were unfinished wood and I’ve had these boxes laying around for four to five years.


After everything was framed I layerd the frames onto the floor coming up with the best collage solution.  I’ve seen on other sites how people cut templates out the size of frames to make arranging on the wall a breeze.  I took craft paper and did just that, making sure to mark where the nail would go too.

Next I hung all the bags on the wall with painters tape.  I used a lazer level to get them straight.  Then I put the nails directly in the paper and pulled the paper off the wall.  The fun part was hanging the pictures up.  This technique made my collage placement a breeze!

I love how the wall in my daughters bathroom turned out.  I think she’s going to love it too!

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    The Beaded Peacock
    January 28, 2013 at 3:45 am

    I'm going to try this idea on a focal wall in my boutique using different types of ornate frames. Each frame will contain an "inspiration" such as a word or picture or scrap of paper that reflects who the women of Wisteria are!! I'm excited to take your idea and make it into something that makes a statement of what my little boutique is!!

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    January 29, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Fabulous idea! Please share a picture after you've put it up. Thank you for the compliments!:)

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