Who Wouldn't Want a Stocking Made Out of an Ikea Bag?

By Tom Pritchard on at

Ikea bags have been around for a long time, but has anyone been looking at one and gone, "You know what? I should make a Christmas stocking out of that"? Most of you probably have not, but at least one person has. I know that because they're inexplicably a thing now.

The 'Swedish Stocking' was made by London-based Bootleg Baubles, and is made from Ikea's iconic plastic Frakta bags. Unfortunately they cost a lot more than the 40p you'll pay for one of the real bags in-store. They're £20, which seems like a lot to pay for an oversized sock made of crinkly blue plastic sporting possible product placement.

But, provided the stitching is good, these should be reasonably water and stainproof. Meaning you could fill them up with Ikea's world-famous meatballs.

Actually no, that's a terrible idea. Don't do that. Fill them up with Daim bars and mini pencils instead.

Fortunately Bootleg Baubles is well aware of the Swedish Stocking's shortcomings, with the description reading "Nobody knew they wanted this and suddenly here it is."

They're right, nobody knew they wanted this because they probably didn't. I know I don't, but do you? [Bootleg Baubles via Metro]

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