Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Santa's Letter Holder

Hi everyone, Happy Wednesday to you all.  I felt creative today, so I altered some Balsa boxes from Michaels.  I believe I got this Idea from Angie (Meriscrapper13 on Youtube) and I had to make this year for my kids.  It's a Santa Letter Holder.  I had this crazy story to go with it - instead of mailing your list/letter to Santa that he would send an Elf down from the North Pole to pick up all letters and then leave a little something behind. So, I wanted to start something like that on November 30st, the kids would write out their list put in the holder and when they woke up the next morning (Dec. 1st) there would be a little gift left by Santa's elf (it could happen right)... LOL... I thought it would kick off the excitement of Christmas.  Here they are:
This one is for my Daughter
 This one is for my Son
I hope you all like them as much as I do.  Now my kids can't wait to write them out.  Yay, success!!

I used Me and My Big Ideas Value Pack from a couple of years ago.  I'm trying to use up papers that I have.  Painted the box with White Acrylic paint.  Then glued paper with Mod Podge Gloss and then painted more over the paper to give a glossy finish.  Fussy cut the reindeers and polar bears out of the pattern paper.  Added some stickles (xmas red) and Studio G Sparkle writer (Clear) on the cut outs.  Drilled holes on the sides with my Fiskars Drill (love this tool).  Strung and knotted some white and gingham blue ribbon.  Unscrewed the hardware for the closure.  Painted the knob with white paint.  Glue buttons on them with hot glue.  Last of all, added some laces and trims and Viola two holders ready for action.

Thank you all for stopping by.  I want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.  I can't believe it's already here.  Now I'm ready for Christmas.  hehe!!

Have a great day..

Hugs, Friday


ScrapChica said...

Hello Tereese! These are just adorable. You did a great job. Happy Thanksgiving Friend! :)

Regina Friedman said...

You did a great job with these holders Friday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Take care ~


NickelNook said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Friday!
Your letter holders are wonderful...what a great idea! It's always so much fun to do anything that makes the kids excited, isn't it? :o)

Yvette said...

What an awesome idea Friday!! Now I have to go see if Michaels has any more boxes. LOL Gosh I love christmas. Happy Holidays my friend.

Marlene said...

Great idea Friday, I think these are the little things about moms that kids remember. You sound like a great mom, that's why God gave you those two blessings.


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