Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY Shopping Bag Gallery Wall

Before I dive into the new post, I wanted to announce the winner of the Robyn with a Y wine glass set!

Congratulations to Kathy (@khsa_string on Twitter)! I will be in touch shortly with you and Robyn so she can create your set of glasses. Thanks to all who entered my giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago I shared a bunch of prints that I wanted to buy to make a gallery wall behind my couch. It's going to take me a little while to buy the prints and frames, so in the meantime, I decided to decorate with what I had on hand - shopping bags! My apartment was feeling a bit dull with nothing hanging on the walls, so these bags are the perfect temporary solution until I can create the gallery wall of my dreams. It's a super easy process and a great way to showcase your favorite brands!

PS: The little nooks under my loft are the perfect place to store my books, DVDs and more! :)

What you need..
  • shopping bags of your choice
  • scotch tape
  • a hammer
  • thin nails (I used gold ones!)
What to do...
  1. fold the bags flat and choose how long you want the front string to hang out.
  2. arrange the bags how you like them on the wall and tape them up to mark their spot.
  3. hammer a nail through the top of each bag, making sure it goes through both sides so the bag stays closed on the wall. 


  1. Cute! I'm not sure I have fancy enough bags to do this :)

  2. The shopping bag idea is a really cute way to decorate!

    The Tiny Heart

  3. That's so cute!! I actually did that in my last apartment but I hung them by the handles :)


  4. What a great look! These would look even better framed! Walmart has some really cheap ones I used for my museum exhibit "gallery" in my hallway.

    1. if i was going to keep them up permanently i would definitely frame them!! that's a great idea.

  5. Such a great idea! I love the sequin pillows as well! Next on the list with by a DIY vanity chair, I am sure we can find one soon! So exicted to see your new place in the future!
    xo Chelsea

  6. Cute!!! You've done some fancy shopping :) xoxo

  7. Aww such a cute idea! I've definitely thought about doing something along the same lines, but mounting them in white frames. Love how yours turned out!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

  8. Congratulations to the winner!! This DIY is super cute. I've never seen it before, very talented.


  9. Love it! One day I want to do this in my dream closet :)

  10. Great temporary solution! I have a few bags framed in my closet but I like the idea of making a whole gallery wall out of them!

  11. Oh that is such a cute idea with the bags! Love it! Too clever.

    Ali of Dressing Ken