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DIY Santa Sacks Your Kids Will LOVE!

December 7, 2017

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.

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 do it 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

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Steps:

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1) My design files are free to all of my newsletter subscribers. Once you have my files, 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.

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You can watch the video below to see exactly how to upload the images in Design Space and how to size them before you cut them. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4) Next, iron on your child's name. Finally, iron on the reindeers.

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.

That's it! Now stuff it full of presents and tie it closed with a ribbon! How cute are these Santa sacks?!

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.

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.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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  1. Renee says:

    OMG! Thank you, I would have never thought of using a king size pillow case, what a great idea!

    • Tasha A. says:

      You are so welcome Renee! And using a king-sized pillow case really made the whole thing super easy! I try to minimize how much I have to sew :)

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