This tutorial would be perfect for a low-cost (or, in my case, no-cost!) baby shower gift or addition to your own baby's nursery. I wanted to make something special for my newest nephew, and when I received a super-cute giraffe gift bag at my own baby shower, I knew it would be a perfect fit for Liam's jungle safari nursery.
-Spray Paint (optional)
1. Spray paint frame in a color of your choice.
I chose Krylon's Classic Gray because I wanted something relatively neutral, as I wasn't sure what color ny sister-in-law would be painting Liam's walls. I always like to use Krylon's Dual spray paint because it has paint and primer in one can and has great coverage.
2. Cut the front of your gift bag out and use the mat to trace around the area you want framed in.
If you're not using a mat, just measure out your cut. I could have had the "print" matted professionally at our local Hobby Lobby, but I wanted to work with supplies I had at home, and the frame and mat were in my stash. So one of the cutesie giraffes had to go in order to fit in the frame.
3. Frame your gift bag, and you're good to go!
Because I didn't have to spend a dime on this project, I included it in a gift basket along with some of my favorite baby items. The mom-to-be was pleased to have a piece of custom art for her baby's room! And I got to share something handmade with baby Liam.
Think of the bunches of cute gift bags you probably received (or will receive) at your baby shower. So many possibilities for fun, free art. You can find frames at the Dollar Tree, Target's Dollar Spot, Wal-Mart, thrift stores, and yard sales...so easy to make custom pieces!
Have you repurposed anything in your home lately?