How to make your own reusable Santa bags as an ecofriendly alternative to gift wrap. These make cleanup after Christmas a breeze.
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I always sew reusable gift bags for Christmas and other holidays. It’s easy, they’re eco friendly, and they’re realllllly easy to store. I love the minimal cleanup too. This year I wanted to buy a couple of blank Santa bags though because it would set Santa’s gifts aside from the gifts from each other. Also, I think these were pretty affordable to buy and that much image design, heat transfer vinyl, etc to make my own probably would’ve cost more.
So I bought the blanks and added on the names. Super easy project. Here’s how to make your own.
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- Santa Gift Bags: Blanks
- Silhouette Cameo , Cutting Mat, Weeding Tool, and Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Scrap cloth
This is as simple as printing and ironing on your heat transfer vinyl. I used a piece of black heat transfer material. If you’re never done heat transfer vinyl on a Silhouette machine, you just need to make your child’s name the size you want it. Then you flip it horizontally. Place your heat transfer vinyl face down on your cutting mat. Load your mat into your Silhouette machine and print per the specifications your program gives you.
Here’s a quick video to explain it all:
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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