Burlap Candy Sack

This is a great little gift to pass out to friends and neighbors. By adding an initial it makes this gift personal and thoughtful to the person who receives it.

For this project you will need:

-A scrap of burlap
-a sewing machine
-craft paint
-ribbon, yarn or string
-candy canes

First sew a simple bag using the burlap. 
You want the bag to be longer then a candy cane with room to fold over but not too wide or you'll need extra candy.
Then stencil on the recipients initial by placing a piece of paper in the bag first, so the paint doesn't leak onto the back side and then paint over the stencil with a craft or fabric paint.

I stuffed tissue paper in the bottom of the bag to give it more shape. 
I then filled the bag with candy canes and tied with a simple ribbon scrap. 
Another variant of this bag is to make it large enough to fit a wine bottle.


  1. This is a fabulous idea Emily!!So cute and really easy! Thanks for your visit, I think this is my first time here? You have a beautiful blog!
    Take care

  2. That's adorable. I've just got to get me some burlap. I keep seeing cute ideas to use if for like yours.

  3. I love this idea! I think I will try it! Thanks. :)

  4. I love burlap...I just made some burlap runners for my girl friends for Christmas and now I want to make these...look forward to your other ideas.