You know about the Christmas Santa sack craze right about now, yes?
Basically put, a santa sack is a reusable bag of sorts to wrap presents with.
I love the concept! There’s no need to keep buying endless rolls of Christmas paper if you have a cute bag handy!
So I decided to try my hand at my own version of a Christmas Reindeer Feed Santa Sack… but maybe one you may find buried in the back of Santa’s reindeer stalls…
How’s that for repurposed authenticity?
And… made with a pre-sewn sandbag from the local hardware store that cost a whoppin’ $1.50!
About the sandbag
Sandbags are so cheap, and of course, ready made which makes them fabulous for repurposing into other projects. I’ve used them for a Christmas burlap coffee pillow HERE, for various other everyday pillows HERE, and for covering a bulletin board HERE.
I mean, for around $1.50 for a small 16″ x 24″, and about $2.50ish for a large, those are pretty cheap project supplies!
Plus I love easy projects that look cool.
So let’s make this!
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Reindeer Feed Santa Sack
Supplies I used:
1 small burlap sandbag. Mine measures 16″ x 24″.
Something waterproof to slip inside the sandbag (I used a garbage bag)
1. Place something waterproof inside the sandbag to avoid the paint bleeding through to the other side.
I used a black plastic bag.
2. Position the Grain Sack Stripe stencil in the middle of the burlap sandbag, then attach with masking tape.
With long even strokes, paint over the stencil. If the stencil moves around, use your hand to hold the stripes in place as you work.
There’s a mini video tutorial at the end of this post so you can view the method I used.
Now that is one gorgeous grain sack stripe… in seconds!
It really does resembles a real coffee bean sack pretty closely.
So let’s add some graphics…
4. Stencil in Coal Black with a stencil brush.
Learn more about how to stencil from THIS post, or watch the short video at the bottom of this post.
5. White snowflakes were also stenciled in around the deer head.
It turned out perfectly cute and rustic, just as I intended!
Because this burlap sandbag is a little transparent, wrapping gifts in brown paper or newspaper prior to stuffing the bag would be ideal.
I filled this Christmas Reindeer Feed Santa Sack with some brown paper for the photo, then gathered the top together, tied with raffia, added an ornament and called it done!
Without even dusting off my sewing machine. Now that’s a win!
This Christmas Reindeer Feed stencil with grain sack stripe design would make an equally adorable pillow! (which I plan to soon…) Or a bulletin board cover. Or a table runner design… or for placemats… see what these things do to my creative brain?
Well, I really wanted a rustic authentic looking Christmas Reindeer Feed Santa Sack this round, and I do believe I got it!
It’s currently sitting on top of a vintage sleigh tucked in front of the Christmas tree… and it’s perfectly adorable. My Christmas theme this year is Antiques, so this Reindeer Feed Santa Sack fits right in!
Click above to watch the short video above to watch the methods I used.
Things are starting to take festive shape!
And it sure doesn’t hurt when you can whip up your own accessories to suit, does it?
What do you think of this little project? Do you use gift bags or santa sacks for gift wrapping?
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