I saw the idea of Santa’s Magic Key last year on Pinterest and meant to make one. The poem is the part I really love as it combines the magic of Santa with the real meaning of Christmas (find it here from Michelle at The Picadilly Post). I don’t recall ever questioning Santa getting into a home without a chimney when I was little. I certainly didn’t expect my almost 2 and a half year old to question it last year when our home didn’t have a fireplace much less a chimney. I simply thought it would be fun and cute. And while we now do have a fireplace, it is gas so we still don’t have a chimney. Thus, I finally finished this project!

I purchased the key last year at Michaels. I tried to find the dollar bin option mentioned in Michelle’s post, but didn’t have luck. Instead I found one in the jewelry section. It was a little bit pricier but not too bad with a coupon. Since I was never fond of the brass color, I used some bronze spray paint left from my bathroom hardware project to paint it.

The tag I made with fabric from my stash. I ironed freezer paper to the back, cut it to 8.5×11 and slipped it into the printer paper tray. I created a tag outline in Photoshop and added the poem plus a Santa graphic from Sara Schmutz’s Jolly kit. I printed it to the fabric, peeled off the freezer paper and cut out the shape. Punched a hole in the tag using my Cropodile and added an eyelet (my scrapbooking stash pays off for all sort of crafty projects!). Then looped a red ribbon through to hang it on the door Christmas Eve and called it done.

3 Thoughts on “Santa’s Magic Key

  1. Too cute! One of the kindergarten students asked me how Santa would get into her house because she doesn’t have a chimney. She asked if he would just come in the window, LOL.

  2. I planned to do some of these for the craft sale I did but I never did have a chance to get it done. I have the keys already so I’ll just have to do this next year. :)

  3. This is such a cute idea!

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