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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Key for Santa + a Printable:.

This post was originally shared on Tatertots & Jello.

Today I am sharing a super simple craft that your little ones will love and feel re-assured by: a key for Santa!

We just built a house, but don’t have a fireplace or a chimney. Our last home didn’t either, and I know we’re not alone in this. This will be just the ticket to calming those sweet little fears that Santa won’t be able to visit this year.

To get started, you’re going to need some supplies:
- key (I found this one in the Michael’s dollar section last year)
- Mod Podge
- glitter
- ribbon
- cardstock
- paint brush
- tacky tape (or some sort of double sided tape or glue stick)


Give your key a good coat of Mod Podge, then sprinkle glitter over it. Do this for both sides.


You might want to spray some sort of sealant over your key so that your glitter doesn’t come off. I used Krylon’s sealer that is meant for their Glitterblast spray paint.

While your key is drying, you can get started on the tag. Print off the tag here.

I’m no poet, but I think it works. Tape or glue the tag to a piece of cardstock.

You can leave your tag as is, depending on what kind of cardstock you used, but I wanted to glitter mine up. We are a house full of girls after all. I just used my paint brush to paint in the dots on my cardstock, and then used red glitter over it.



Punch a hole in the corner, and get your ribbon ready.

Once your key is dry, string it on your ribbon, throw on a jingle bell if you feel so inclined, and tie it up!

Then when Christmas Eve rolls around, have your kiddos help hang it on your front door so that Santa has a way in to leave you some goodies!

Festive and fun!

Do you have a chimney or do you need a key?

1 comment:

  1. That is a really cute idea-I am going to link it to my daughter-she will love it- xo Diana


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