Welcome to the 12 DIYs of Christmas! Today is the 10th December which means I am sharing my 10th Christmas DIY with you.
Christmas can be a seriously expensive time of year and so I will be sharing DIY Christmas gift ideas as well as some thrifty decor ideas to help you to stay on budget this December.
On the 10th DIY of Christmas Thrifty Londoner sent to me…
A SANTA SACK
Way back in the 90s when I was a young child, I used to put my stocking out for Father Christmas and also a pillowcase. It seems like the way forward now is the Santa Sack which can be personalised and put out for Father Christmas instead of the humble pillowcase of yore.
I found myself looking online for other options for the adults in my family, and there weren’t many Santa Sacks available which were minimal and fitted in with the more rustic look that I had in mind.
Instead of buying something online, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make this simple hessian sack. You could very easily construct something like this yourself with a sewing machine and hessian material to make this DIY super cheap, but as I was seriously pushed for time, I decided to buy one ready made (thankfully it’s never been used for potatoes before!). This was around £4 from Amazon and with prime delivery (free trial of course!) it arrived the next day.
£4 is still pretty steep for a thrifty DIY, so I would definitely buy the material and then make one of my own with my sewing machine if I created this again.
I wanted to keep this as simple as possible, so just simply tied a ribbon around the top and tied it into a bow. I did toy with the idea of creating a single letter to place on here, but sadly my local craft shop didn’t have any felt for me to buy which I think would probably be the easiest way to personalise the Santa Sack.
You could also add glitter, or a personalised message to make this suitable for children should you wish to. Personalised hessian Santa Sacks can be found online for more than double the price of this DIY- so get creative and make your own!
Check out the rest of the 12 DIYs of Christmas here:
Day 1: a hand embroidered tee
Day 3: upcycle a photo frame
Day 4: how to make a pomander
Day 5: how to make felt baubles
Day 6: gingerbread fudge recipe
Day 9: a potted seedling gift
Day 10: make your own Santa sack
Day 11: a handmade wreath
Day 12: a pom pom garland