Countdown to Christmas – Personalized Grain Sacks

 

How to Make Personalized Grain Sack Crafts - perfect as Santa Sacks under the Christmas Tree kellyelko.com

Only 5 Fridays til Christmas!

Every Friday through Black Friday, five talented friends and I are sharing easy projects to get you in the holiday spirit.

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I love wrapping gifts – sometimes the shiny package is better than what’s inside.

With cookies to bake, carols to sing, turkeys to cook and wine to drink, sometimes it’s easier to use a gift bag.

But not just any gift bag will do.

I love these grain sacks from Online Fabric Store. Β Some are French reproductions, there’s a cattle feed sack and lots of sizes of plain ones too.

Make these adorable DIY Personalized Grain Sacks - such cute little Santa Sacks under the tree! kellyelko.com

Ooooh, la la.

French Grain Sack - so cute as a decoration under the Christmas tree kellyelko.com

Love this cattle feed grain sack under the Christmas tree kellyelko.com

I knew my friend Jen Rizzo’s new line of stencils would be perfect for this!

Isn’t the antler the cutest – I love the garland too.

Make a DIY Personalized Grain Sack - I love the antler stencil! kellyelko.com

DIY Personalized Grain Sacks

Supplies:

Plain Grain Sacks
Antler Stencil
Holiday Garland Stencil
Large Alphabet Stencils (mine are 4″)
Craft Paint (I used white and red)
Foam Pouncers

1) Insert cardboard or magazines inside the grain sack so the paint doesn’t soak through

2) Use a foam pouncer to apply paint to spell out a name

Hint: Start with center letter first so your name is centered

3) Use your antler or garland stencil above and below the name

Hint: Stencil the top left and bottom right first, then clean off the stencil, flip it over and stencil the top right and bottom left

4) Let dry and stuff with gifts for your favorite girl or boy

Make a personzlied grain sack - perfect as a Christmas Santa sack - love the garland stencil kellyelko.com

Best part is they are reusable year after year and they make the cutest decorations.

Make these personalized grain sacks to put under the Christmas tree! kellyelko.com

Now if Santa will just bring me a Kelly sack filled with one million dollars in small bills.

 

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the full line of gorgeous stencils by Jennifer Rizzo for Royal Design Studio.

P.P.S. Mark your calendars for the Cyber Monday sale at Online Fabric Store.

 

Don’t forget to check out my other Countdown to Christmas Projects:

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Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas kellyelko.com

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Now check out what my friends created …

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Thanks Online Fabric Store and Royal Design Studio for the supplies to make the world’s cutest grain sacks.

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25 Comments

  1. Kelly, your reminders of how many weeks til Christmas have been very helpful to me! πŸ™‚
    Those bags are so cute, it is like receiving 2 gifts! I will tell Santa about that bag if money you want!

  2. This are perfect for gifts and so eco-friendly too! Definitely reusable year after year! Hope all is well with you Kelly, I have so many back-reading to do!

  3. Kelly what a smart way to “wrap” gifts for anytime. I had no idea they’d be so reasonably priced, even printed ones. Will be ordering some of these after payday. Love them, so much can be used for. Glad you shared this idea. I had no idea the online fabric store had them either. Love how you stenciled yours, look great.
    Happy weekend

  4. Those bags are darling and reusable. Love that! I always love anything that is made of natural fibers too. TFS!

  5. Hi just found your fabulous blog. Love those grain sacs. A couple of questions ..I went to online fabric site but so many choices. Which specific sacks did you paint (some look looser weave than others which I would imagine would be tougher to paint on). I prefer the tighter weave. Also where did you get or what brand of 4″ stencils did you use for the names. Really cute idea. many thanks

  6. Hi just found your fabulous blog. Love those grain sacs. A couple of questions ..I went to online fabric site but so many choices. Which specific sacks did you paint (some look looser weave than others which I would imagine would be tougher to paint on). I prefer the tighter weave. Also where did you get or what brand of 4″ stencils did you use for the names. Really cute idea. many thanks

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