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
- Hot glue gun
You can find most of the materials at Michael's
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!
Modern Reindeer Succulent Ornament by Bigger Than The Three of Us
Gold and White Felt Christmas Tree Ornament by May Richer Fuller Be
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
P.S. For even more holiday inspiration check out Michael's on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram 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*