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.
How to put it all together….
The first thing I did was add some white chalk paint to the surface of the clearance sign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!!