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DIY Christmas Decor Vintage Grain Sacks

DIY Christmas decor featuring vintage grain sacks. Use them to make ornaments, garlands, and more. Includes grain sack sources for the best selection!

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Hello and welcome to Christmas Cheer and Grain Sacks! I’m teaming up with three other grain sack-loving bloggers to bring you ideas and inspiration for adding these vintage lovelies to your DIY Christmas decor. All of their links will be at the end of the post, so we’ll get to that in a bit. First I’d like to show you my little table top Christmas tree. Last year, I finally gave up on a big tree and bought this mini version. Honestly, I didn’t much like it…but when I got it out this year, it didn’t seem so puny. I placed it on my antique chest, so it has a bit more presence than it did on the floor.

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas and inspiration from onsuttonplace.com

DIY Christmas Decor

I decked the tabletop tree out with white lights and all handmade ornaments. Little puffed hearts and stars, clay tags, and a grain sack garland. The garland was super easy, and I’ll be back with a quick tutorial for that on Sunday.

Update:

Get the garland tutorial {HERE.}

Learn how to make the clay tag ornaments {HERE.}

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas and inspiration from onsuttonplace.com

Handmade Clay Tag Christmas Ornament | suttonplacedesigns.com

Handmade Clay Tag Christmas Ornaments from suttonplacedesigns.com

Vintage Grain Sacks

Next I added vintage grain sacks to my blanket ladder. They are actually just pieces of grain sacks I had left over from other projects. Nothing goes to waste when it comes to sewing with these beauties. Every single inch of stripe is used for something. Rest assured, these pieces will be put to good use.

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas and inspiration from onsuttonplace.com

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas and inspiration from onsuttonplace.com

Many times when I’m finished with a project using vintage grain sacks, I have narrow strips of hemp left. They are usually the side seams or ends. A few years ago, I decided to make some Christmas trees from these ends of hemp.

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas and inspiration from onsuttonplace.com

They land in a different place every Christmas. Last year they were in my entry. This year they are on my reclaimed wood tray and right at home on my coffee table.

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas from onsuttonplace.com

I remember the exact minute I saw my first grain sack. It wasn’t actually in person, but on Miss Mustard Seed’s blog. I fell in love immediately, and knew they would become a big part of my blog and online shop. Vintage grain sacks have a story to tell and a rich history. Many times, as I’m picking out the side seams of a grain sack, I wonder about the woman who sewed the stitches. Would she approve of what I’m doing? I really hope, so because every grain sack item I have ever made was produced carefully and with love.

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas from onsuttonplace.com

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To learn much more visit:
Antique Grain Sacks

Sources:
Tutorial for Heart Christmas Tree Ornament
(in case you want to make your own)
Grain Sack Christmas Tree Tutorial

Sources for Grain Sacks:
Antique Linen Store on Etsy
Grainsacks on eBay

 Now…please, if you have time, take a minute and visit these other blogs for
more Vintage Grain Sack inspiration:

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Lilacs and Longhorns

My Soulful Home

and

Yvonne from StoneGable is featuring us in a round up so stop by her place and say hello!

 Thank you for stopping by…see you soon…maybe tomorrow!

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