Wednesday

Dear Santa Letter Ornament



I'm so happy to kick off the Holiday decorating with this, the 12 Days of Christmas ornament event, 12 bloggers, 12 ornaments each day for 12 consecutive days for a grand total of 144 ornaments. Ha, lots of inspiration!
My project today, cute, easy Dear Santa Letter Ornaments.


The materials you'll need:
  • Wired burlap ribbon (3½" width) - For each envelope 7" were needed.
  • 5" Yarn or ribbon
  • 1 piece of fabric 1½" x 1" (I used drop cloth fabric)
  • Letter stamp set and brown ink (optional)
  • Brown sharp point Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun
          You can find most of the materials at Michael's

Directions:

Cut the 1½" x 1" of fabric for the address (I used a little cardboard template to speed up the process), and stamp Dear Santa on it. If you're using the envelopes to hold gift cards, you can simply stamp the recipient's name. You can skip the stamping and only use marker to write the names.
Pull away some threads from each side of the fabric to give it a frayed edge.

Fold the burlap ribbon as indicated in the picture below, giving the middle section 2½".
Hot glue the address on that middle section.

Hot glue the triangular flap in place, I even run a line of glue on those folds to make them lay flat.
Apply two more lines of glue on each side of the envelope and don't forget to add the folded piece of yarn or ribbon.


As a final touch, using the ruler and the Sharpie, go around the piece of fabric giving it the look of running stitches. 


You can also draw a little heart to serve as a letter stamp.

This little Santa letters are great to decorate your tree...

As stocking stuffers...


Or as gift card holders!


Make sure to check out the rest of the fabulous ornaments for this the 1st day of Christmas event!
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Modern Reindeer Succulent Ornament by Bigger Than The Three of Us 
Wire Star Ornaments by Cherished Bliss 
Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees by Thrifty & Chic
Sweater Ornaments by It All Started With Paint
Gold Silhouette Ornament by Lovely Etc.
DIY Jingle Bell Ornament by The Happier Homemaker
Santa Belt Ornament by Whats Ur Home Story
Dear Santa Letter Ornament by Remodelando la Casa
Cinnamon Star Ornament by Mom 4 Real
Mini Gift Bow Ornament by All Things G&D
Gold Reindeer Head Mount Ornament by Serendipity Refined



Click on any of the pictures below to check my 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments.
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P.S. For even more holiday inspiration check out Michael's on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter

*Some of the products used in this post and the The 12 days of Christmas Ornament event were purchased with a gift card which I received from Michaels*



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22 comments :

  1. Totally love this! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Pinning!

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  2. What a cute, cute idea, Cristina! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday- xo Diana

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  3. These are adorable!! What a great idea for a gift card and ornament. Pinning

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  4. This is an adorable idea for gift card holders & so easy too!

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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  5. Cute idea!! Love the idea of using them as gift card holders too :). You could hang them all over the tree for people to find, haha! Excited to be crafting with you for the next 11 days!

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  6. This is just so amazing and original and I adore it as both an ornament and a gift card holder! So happy to be Christmas crafting with you this year, my friend!!!

    :) Linda

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  7. These are absolutely adorable! If I'm in charge of the Christmas craft at my son's school this year (ugh I hope not, but it will probably be the case) then I'm stealing this idea.

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  8. Darling idea! At long last, I'm going to make some of these as "holders" for a few "Santa Lists" that I saved from when my sons were young!

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  9. Cristina,
    You just knocked it out of the park with this one. Too cute for words. Pinning.

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  10. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. :) Julie

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  11. This is so stinking cute! And love that it can be repurposed as a gift card holder! What a great idea!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Cristina! How cute is this?? I had to come up with an ornament for a tour this weekend and I had a hard time coming up with one, I can't imagine 12! I know they will all be as fantastic as this one. Pinning and sharing :)

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  13. I LOVE this idea, Cristina! I have some of those little letter stamps from Michaels but haven't used them yet. I think now I'll have to!

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  14. Cristina, These are absolutely too cute! They're a great craft and they make a perfect gift card holder. I'm pinning!
    Leslie @ House on the Way

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  15. How adorable and unique is this? Love and will be using this idea for craft show we'll be in on 12/13. Need to find several easy/quick/inexpensive ornaments/items can make to sell for affordable prices. This blog hop has been such wonderful blessing, saving me gobs of time and from having to wrack this old brain for ideas. From what I've seen you're excelling in imagination and I sure appreciate it. Have loved every single one of ideas, such great timing also. Happy season

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  16. Hola amiga querida ! Eres realmente una genio del buen gusto ,, me encanto esa idea de ponerle con el lápiz el pespunte ,, de lejos parece bordado

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  17. Thank you so much, ladies! I'm so happy to hear you like the little letters and that you might give them a try for the upcoming holidays. Send me a picture if you can!
    Besos,
    Cristina

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  18. Love this project! Simple, clean looking, and adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Awesome! I love the Chevron print with the burlap label. So creative and fun. :-)
    Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  20. Oh this is one cute and easy idea for the holidays. Thank you for sharing it at my Show and Share Party, please don't forget to put a link back to my party (I want to share it on my facebook page).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. So cute! What a fun craft and a great gift. Thanks for linking those up to Inspire Me Monday. I'm going to be featuring them this weekend.

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