White Denim Bags with Pockets for Christmas

Instead of my original idea to add a pair of matching wreaths to the doors of the armoire in our family room, I decided to sew a pair of bags and fill them with Christmas accents.

The fabric for the bags came from a pair of white denim capris that were too big for me. I made sure to include the back pockets with pretty silver stitching. After I stitched them into bags I added a lace edged trim to each one.

The bottoms of the bags are stuffed with tissue paper and the tops are tied with a sisal twine. I used stamps with "Merry Christmas" and snowflakes to decorate manilla tags and tied on vintage looking keys.

I wrapped small presents in white paper and used a flannel scrap as 'ribbon', adding red and white baker's twine. The present is nestled in snowy bunches of greenery, a pine cone and berries. I used red and white rick rack to hang the bags from the upper doors of the armoire.

The armoire is so much easier to decorate since I painted it Mercury Glass White (Ben Moore.) And I think these little Christmas bags are as cute as wreaths but since I had all the supplies on hand they were very affordable. If you missed the Christmas pillows I sewed you can find them here, and I also painted a Pottery Barn inspired PEACE sign here. Both the living room and family room trees are decorated and I will be sharing more décor soon. Have you started or finished your holiday decorating?

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  1. Love the white and natural. Clean and festive...Cheery!

  2. Now that's a great recycling project! So very cute with the addition of the tags and keys!

  3. Very cute! And the best part - no shopping required!

  4. What a cute idea! I like those little bags. You made them so special with all the details you gave them. I've been decorating the outside of our house today. Tomorrow we'll do our tree.

  5. so pretty, love them filled with the greenery!

  6. The little bags are wonderful and so much more unique than a wreath.

  7. There perfect, what a brilliant idea:)

  8. so pretty! love the addition of the vintage key!

  9. Okay, first off, who doesn't like a decoration that comes from capris or jeans that are now too big for you!!! :) Bonus!
    What a cute idea Elizabeth, such a nice twist up from the traditional wreath.
    BTW, love that PEACE sign.

  10. seriously brilliant! pinning this lovely idea right now! xo

  11. These are so beautiful and so different! I'm getting so many ideas visiting your blog today! Hugs!

  12. I just love the way these look, Elizabeth! Traditional, yet so fresh. :)


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