MAKE YOUR OWN FUN SLOGAN SANTA SACK THIS CHRISTMAS!
Since arriving home from Sri Lanka, we’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Much of Christmas day this year will be spent visiting our family and friends to exchange gifts. I’ve mentioned how I take extra pride creative gift wrapping before, but this year as I’ll be doing a lot of travelling with gifts I wanted to make sure all my hard wasn’t wasted by just stuffing presents in a boring old carrier bag. So, I decided to be super organised and make my own personalised Santa Sack. I have been desperate to try cutting material with the new Cricut Maker and thought this would a good time to really put it to the test by using everyone’s favourite fabric, FELT!
For as long as I’ve been using the Cricut, you always had to stabilize felt with an iron on stabilizer such as Heat N’ Bond before cutting with a deep cut blade but with the Maker that’s all changed. Now you are able to cut felt using just a strong grip mat and the new rotary blade, so was it really as simple as that?? It really was!
Large cotton rope drawstring bag | Felt Fabric Sheets in an assortment of colours | Colorful Ribbon | Cricut Maker | Cricut Maker Rotary Blade | Strong Grip Mat | Hot Glue Gun |
Decide on a slogan, then head to the Cricut Design Space. Using the text tool add in the first letter of your slogan in the font of your choice. I chose ‘Sleigh Whattt?’ in ‘Street Sign.’ The first letter of my slogan was ‘S’ and I resized it to 1 inch in width as my bag was quite large and I wanted each letter to stand out.
When your happy with your first letter, position the colour felt of your choice on the strong grip mat and make sure you set the blade to cut. Then press ‘Make It’ and follow the instructions for cutting out your first letter.
Repeat the previous steps for each of the letters of your slogan, continuing to vary the colours of felt.
Now lay your sack out on a flat surface and position your letters where you would like to glue them. Then using your hot glue gun, adhere the letters to the sack.
When you’re finished with your letters, repeat STEP 4 with your mini pom poms, placing them where you want on the sack, then gluing in place.
This good little elf will be delivering her presents in some serious style this Chistmas! I just know all my family and friends will be so excited to see what’s inside!