Last Updated on October 13, 2022
These DIY Santa sacks are sure to THRILL your children year after year! They are fun and easy to make yourself with this full Santa sack tutorial.
Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this Santa sacks project!
Y'all, Christmas is only 19 days away. Ummmmm…. yeah. I'm kind of freaking out. I do this EVERY YEAR. I feel super on top of it only to discover I still have presents to buy, not to mention wrap!
But the one thing I HAVE crossed off my list this year that I am super proud of are these friggin' adorable DIY Santa sacks that I finally made for my girls. I have been meaning to make these for years and finally got around to it.
The idea with these Santa sacks is that they will magically appear full of all of Santa's gifts this year (so no wrapping Santa gifts, WOOO HOOOO) and then Nolan, our Elf, will take the bag back to Santa so that he'll have it again next year :)
These Santa sacks were fun and easy to make. Read on to learn how to make your very own!
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DIY Santa Sacks Tutorial
- King-size pillowcase
- Cricut cutting machine
- Cricut Iron On
- Cricut EasyPress (I used black, gold and glitter red)
- Blanket or towel
- Weeding tool
- Optional (but REALLY helpful for weeding the glitter iron on) is the Cricut BrightPad
If you’d like a video overview of this project, click below.
1) You can access this project in Cricut Design Space by clicking HERE. To customize it all you will have to do is fill in your child's name! Just click the image below the get the files emailed to you within minutes. The font I used for my girls' names is one I had installed on my computer (it's called Pottery Barn–I have no idea where I got it), but you can use any font you like!
2) Cut and weed your designs. I used my Cricut BrightPad to weed my red glitter iron-on and it made it SO much easier to see the cut lines.
3) Use your Cricut EasyPress or iron to iron on the largest part of your design first. The pillowcases I used were a poly/cotton blend, so I set my temperature to 285 degrees and applied heat for 15 seconds. Those settings worked perfectly. After the vinyl has cooled completely, gently peel off the plastic.
Now, I have to tell you that I had previously given up on iron-on projects. I ruined way too many shirts and wasted far too much material to keep trying. But when I learned that household irons (which is what I had been using) have incredibly uneven heat distribution, I began to understand why my iron-on results had been so varied. I was super intrigued by the Cricut EasyPress because of the larger surface area (9″x9″) and the evenly heated plate, but I'll admit I was skeptical because of my terrible results in the past. But it has NOT let me down once. And I love the built-in count-down timer that beeps when it ends. It's pretty idiot-proof, which is exactly what I need ;) And I also love that it's compact. I just don't have the room (or desire) for a bulky heat press machine.
4) Next, iron on your child's name. Finally, iron on the reindeers.
That's it! Now stuff it full of presents and tie it closed with a ribbon! How cute are these Santa sacks?!
Be sure to save this idea to Pinterest or share it on Facebook so you can find it again later!
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- How to Make a Gift Bag Out of Wrapping Paper
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- DIY Christmas Stocking Ideas
- Amazing Free Christmas Printables
- Cheery and Bright Christmas Mantel Ideas
- DIY Advent Calendars
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