I hosted a MOPS Swap at church about a week ago and I saw these two plain flat woven hand bags laying on the accessories table. I was pretty confident that they would not be very hot item and that they would still be there for me later. At least when viewed as a hand bag, they are certainly nothing special. And yet, I had my eye on them and saw some real re-purpose potential.
As soon as I got them home, I ripped apart an old, unused silk flower decoration that I originally picked up at Goodwill, and I tore out the large burgundy and green colored flowers. Next, I folded the top of the hand bags over a couple inches from the top so the handles hung down and the bags appeared slightly propped open at the top. I twisted the stem of one of the silk flower around the bottom of the handle and pushed it through the woven bag. I bent it flat and taped it along the inside of the bag. I repeated this step with the second flower on the second bag.
Finally, I got out a level, a hammer, and 4 1 inch shingle nails (or whatever kind of nail has a very large nail head so it wouldn’t slip through the woven bag). I hammered the back side of the bag to the wall using 2 nails per bag, with each nail about two and a half inches from the outside edge of the bag.
Last but not least, I took my own calendar and to do list, my daughter’s preschool handbook and calendar, and some other documents for my twins that I had laying on my dinning table. I sorted them into two different categories, placing my older daughter’s papers in the top bag/holder and my personal as well as my twin’s documents in the bottom bag/holder.
A completely free, done in a day project to decorate my wall and get my papers off my table. I hope you enjoyed this project and were inspired to complete a new project of your own.