Christmas in July – Here comes Santa Claus

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I’m continuing with my Christmas in July preparations. Yesterday, I spent a lot of the day baking and preparing all the edible goodies ready for tomorrow. Today, it has been all about the cleaning (bleugh!) and the decorating(!). I will post some pics later for you to see – not of the cleaning obviously.

Today I have some little Santa gift bags to share with you. These are not my own idea but something I found on Pinterest (again!) and posted on Confessions of a Stamping Addict’s blogspot. Obviously I needed something to put my Christmas bauble gifts in. I could have made some boxes using my Silhouette Cameo but really didn’t have time. However, I did have brown take away bags which, luckily for me, form the basis of these bags.

Because I was using take away bags, and not brown lunch bags, first job was to snip the handles off.

Take away bag – handles removed


I then covered each side of the bag with some thin red card. Because I was rushing I used double sided tap to attach the card and then trimmed off the excess using a paper trimmer.

Brown bag covered with red card

I folded the top of the bag over so it made a little flap and used some velcro as a fastening.

Bags covered with red card and folded to make an “envelope”

Next, I cut strips of black card for his belt and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some shiny gold buckles from some mirri card. I used a Martha Stewart button punch to make some buttons from black card.

Strips of card for belt plus gold buckles

Buttons from black card using Martha Stewart button punch

The finishing touch was some white fur fabric – great that John Lewis sell this in 10cm lengths.

I decided not to attach handles. I think these are fab and will certainly be making some more. You could use any paper to decorate.

Ta da! Santa Bag complete

So now I’m all set for tomorrow – let’s hope it snows!!!

PS I have a big abandoned art mission over the weekend. Very exctied. Buzz back Saturday to find out more!!!

Santa bags good to go!




Christmas in July – Here comes Santa Claus — 2 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas for tomorrow. Glad you’ve got Phil hard at work putting decorations up! Hope u have a lovely time x

    • Thank you Rachel. Shame you’re missing out on the goodies in the office, but I guess you’d probably rather not be working!

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