Easy Santa Gift Bag Farmhouse Style Sign

Do you love a pretty gift bag as much as I do?? I love Santas, especially those that look vintage! When I spotted a large gift bag recently at Walmart I thought how pretty it would look on a sign, and for less than $3.00 it would be budget friendly too! Come join me as I show you how I made this easy Santa gift bag farmhouse style sign using a gift bag, clearance sign, Jenga blocks, and paint stir sticks.

Santa gift bag from Walmart with $2.98 price tag
Clearance sign from Hobby Lobby with botanicals on front

How to put it all together….

The first thing I did was add some white chalk paint to the surface of the clearance sign.

clearance sign painted white with Waverly Chalk paint

When the paint is dry, add a coat of Mod Podge and set it aside to dry.

In the meantime cut the front panel off of the bag. I used the panel that was glittered. I’ll lay the panel on the sign, closest to the top and then iron it on, using my mini iron . There are two holes on the top where the bag handle had been so I’ll cover those using Mod Podge and Dollar Tree snow.

Mini iron and Mod Podge
Mini iron ironing on top of parchment paper on top of Santa bag panel
Dollar Tree faux snow
top of Santa bag with faux snow added

Once the Santa image is finished we can add the box to the bottom using six Jenga blocks and three gallon paint stir sticks. I’m staining these Espresso but they could be painted or left natural.

Minwax Espresso stain with Jenga blocks that have been stained

Hot glue the six Jenga blocks onto the bottom section of the frame as shown below, four across the bottom and one on each side.

stained Jenga blocks glued to bottom of clearance frame

Next, lay the three stir sticks across the Jenga blocks and glue. I left a small space between each stick. This will create a box on the bottom of your sign. I used hot glue, but if you’ll be using this outside where it can be warm I would use E-6000 as well.

stained Jenga blocks and paint stir sticks glued to bottom of clearance frame
clearance frame with Santa gift bag panel glued to the front
clearance frame with Santa gift bag panel glued to the front and Jenga box added to bottom

The last thing I want to add to this easy Santa gift bag farmhouse style sign is a pretty bow!! I’m using two kinds of ribbon, some DT jute, and DT raffia.

Dollar Tree raffia, Merry Christmas ribbon, and cream ribbon with red polka dots

I also wanted to add something to the middle of the bow so I’m going to attach one of these small ornaments from Walmart. I also added a large peppermint from Hobby Lobby in behind the bow for an added touch. If you enjoy using gift bags to create be sure to try this one too!!

Walmart mini ornaments
finished bow
clearance frame with Santa gift bag panel glued to the front and Jenga box added to bottom with candy canes in box

You could fill the box with greenery, presents, or whatever you’d like. I chose candy canes and I LOVE the effect!! What do you think?? It’s hard to believe this started with a gift bag and Jenga blocks!! Let me know if you give it a try!!



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I love baking, re-purposing items for my home, garage sales (goes hand in hand with re-purposing), hand crafting items, being outdoors, and now blogging.

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