Letters to Santa Card
By: Claudine Casault
Age: 3 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Everyone knows if you want to make sure Santa knows what you want for Christmas, you have to write him a letter. This is a fun card for children to give to their friends during the holiday season (or leave for Santa on Christmas Eve).
What you'll need:
- Colored cardstock (recommended: 4 different colors)
- Velvet fabric
- 1" Ribbon
- 1/4" Ribbon
- 1/8" Ribbon
- 2 pompoms
- 1 metalic colored hair elastic
- White paper
- Thin colored markers
- Fabric scissors
- Paper scissors
- Glue stick
- Hot glue gun
- Sculpting scissors
How to make it:
Step 1: Template Card
- Trace and cut out pattern on color cardstock. When cutting out the pattern, use a folded piece of cardstock, matching it up to the "fold line" indicated on the template.
- Cut out different size rectangles for envelopes in various colors of cardstock.
- Cut out tiny square with sculpting scissor on white paper to create stamps.
Step 2: Bag Card
- Cover card with glue stick.
- Cover front and back of card with velvet fabric.
- Trim excess fabric.
- Cut a 10" wide x 12" long piece of velvet fabric and lay it face down.
- Fold the 10" side edge at 2" and hot glue in place.
- Fold the 12" sides of the fabric so they meet in the center, with the right side of the fabric on the inside.
- Gather the bottom of fabric together and tie with an elastic.
- Hot glue center seam together.
- Turn bag outside in so right side of fabric is facing out.
- Glue bag to front of card.
Step 3: Ribbon Ties
- Cut a long piece of 1" ribbon. Tie it loosley around the hair elastic, making a bow. Hot glue bow into place.
- Fold a piece of 1/4" ribbon in half and glue to center of large bow.
- Hot glue a pom-pom on 1/4" ribbon ends.
- Tie a double bow with 1/8" ribbon and glue on top of 1/4" ribbon.
- Tie a small bow with 1/8' ribbon and glue on top of double bow.
Step 4: Stamps and Letters
- Draw envelope seam lines on back of small, various sized envelopes.
- Glue small stamps shapes on right side of each envelope.
- Create stamp images using different colored markers.
- Hot glue envelopes to inside the opening of the bag.
- Substitute fabric for color cardstock.
Claudine Casault is a craft developer living in Ontario, Canada.