I’m Sumo, or Summer if you wanna get formal.
I blog over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.
It’s my little place in the blogging world where you can come to find sewing and crafting inspiration. Sewing is my favorite creative outlet, but I’m not afraid to bust out the Mod Podge and paint when the mood strikes. You might also catch me professing my love of Target (or the popcorn store as we call it), talking about my relationships with Lucy (Cameo) and Veronica (sewing machine), or bragging about my three beautiful girls. I have an extreme fondness for Diet Coke, my minivan, historical fiction, and most sweets.
I feel so incredible honored to be sharing over here at Tatertots & Jello today. Jen is amazing, and seriously just about one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! I kind of want to pinch myself!
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
– 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!
Thanks to all of you and to Jen for letting me visit over here today!
I just love that, Summer!!
What a great idea — especially for those that don’t have a fireplace.
Summer is one of the sweetest bloggers I have met.
I love her blog.
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Head over to Sumo’s Sweet Stuff and say hi!!
You will love Summer and all of her ideas!!
Cheri at I Am Momma says
What a fun, cute idea, Summer! Great way to explain it to the kids, too. Awesome.
Thanks so much for having me today, Jen! Still pinching myself! 🙂
Debbie @PinkTexasChick says
That is really cute and I think my kids will like making that project with me. 🙂
Lisa @ Creative Raisins says
That is awesome. I purchased a key this year so the printable will come in handy. I am printing as I type. Thanks
Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says
How cute is this Summer?! Love the whole idea, and I know my kids will love it too! Thanks so much for sharing!
What a cute idea, Sumo! The kiddies have asked about how Santa gets here with no fireplace in the house- definitely going to use this. Thank you! (: XOXO