It’s week 4 of the Deck The Home Challenge! Since this week’s theme is: Outdoor Christmas Decor, I am going to show you how to make a Decoupaged Christmas Gift Bag for Outdoor Christmas Decor.
You will be amazed at ALL of the fabulous projects and ideas from 20+ talented bloggers.
At the end of this post there will be a link that leads to all 20+ posts. But for now let me show you how I made my DIY Outdoor Decor idea.
You can make this within an hour and a half and make it as in-expensive as you want.
Supplies you will need to make your own Decoupaged Christmas Gift Bag for Outdoor Christmas Decor:
1- Large empty frame, without glass (I bought mine at a thrift store and painted it before I started this project)
1 sharp knife
Bottle of Gloss/Water proof Mod Podge
Using a ruler measure the INSIDE of the frame. For instance my frame inside measurements were 18×12 inches.
With the same measurements of the frame-cut out the area of the gift bag that you would like to frame.
Cut the foam board (with a sharp knife) with these same measurements.
With a sponge brush, cover the foam board with the Gloss and waterproof Mod Podge.
Carefully place the cut gift bag onto the foam board. It will stick almost immediately, so make sure your placement is correct.
There may be wrinkles, but just smooth them out with the flat edge of the ruler.
With the sponge brush, add a layer of the Mod Podge all over the gift bag. This will protect it from moisture.
Once everything is completely DRY, it’s time to place the foam board into the frame. It will fit snug and that’s what you want. If it isn’t secure enough for you, you can tack it in with small nails. Super easy and simple solution.
At this point you are ready to decorate your porch, yard, balcony or deck with your newly made Gift Bag Christmas sign. You can hand it on a wall, lean it against a window or set it on a chair or in an olive bucket, like I did.
Mine is on my cottage apartment back porch. It makes me so happy when I look and spot my gift bag sign as part of my porch decor.
And of course, you can use it indoors, as well. You can add glitter to your frame or picture, give as a gift or enjoy it year after year. You can also make one for every season or holiday. The choice is yours. There are no limits!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and ALL the many ideas you will find from my blogging friends.
Make it a lovely day and stay warm.