On The Crafting Chicks we love to share inspiration for life. You will find us doing anything from building furniture, trash to treasure goodness, sewing, and good old crafting. With five crafty gals you kinda get a little bit of everything.
Today I wanted to share a new Christmas idea. Let’s call it the Santa Bag. The idea is that the bag comes to your home from Santa with a note that tells your kids to pack up all their broken or old toys and so Santa can fix them and clean them up for other boys and girls who don’t have as much to have. Genius huh!
I’ve been thinking this one over since last Christmas. Never seems to fail that more and more toys come to stay but not as many leave through out the year. I’m hoping this helps.
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 to 2 yards of Christmas fabric
- about 9-10 yards of Cord or rope (depending on the size of bag you are making.)
Measure in 1/2″ and iron the sides and tops in sides. Sew down each side about 1/4″ or so. This will give you a nice hem line around the bag.
Fold the fabric in half, right sides facing, so the closed end is at the bottom and the top and sides are open.
Pin the sides together and sew up each side leaving about an 1″ a the top open for the rope casing on one side.
Once each side is stitched up, it’s time to make the casing.
Iron the top down 1″ and then sew around the bag following closely to towards the bottom of the bag.
Pull your rope through the casing and you are done.
Now I’ve made up these cute printables poems that are a note from Santa telling your kids what they need to do with the bag.
You can download them from our site and get your cute kids putting toys in here in no time.
Thanks Becky! That is such a great idea! What a great way to teach your kids the spirit of giving, and get rid of those old toys too! The Crafting Chicks really do have tons of great ideas you need to check out!! Here are a few of my other favorite projects of theirs:
This blue, white and silver tree that they created for the Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge was absolutely stunning!!
They included tons of great ideas on making your own ornaments, too!
I also love these Polar Express Printables they shared. What a fun way to add a little magic back to your Christmas this year!!
And, this Homemade Photo Ornament Tutorial is perfect for making gifts for the Grandparents or to add to your own tree!
Visit The Crafting Chicks