It’s that time of year to see who has been naughty and nice, and you can bet Santa is making a list and checking it twice. One of my kids favorite things to do as soon as December arrives is write their letters to Santa. This year I thought it would be fun to create a fun DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope to use as decorations and a keepsake for those special letters.
You may have already seen my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree that I created for the Michaels Dream Tree challenge. This year my tree payed homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and the anticipation that accompanies writing letters to Santa. If you are like me, or my kids, you fondly remember that tingling excitement of writing out your wish list and sending it off to the North Pole.
One of my favorite things that I created for my tree were the DIY Letter to Santa felt envelope ornaments and garland. I also made one for each of my kids so they could have a keepsake and reminder of this beloved Christmas tradition. There are so many ways you can use these cute envelopes, and the best part is they are easy to make.
What You Will Need:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut EasyPress
- Red Felt
- White Iron-on Vinyl
- White Embroidery Thread
- Twine or Ribbon (optional)
First, open up Cricut Design Space and find an envelope for your project. I used Envelope #M186B47 from the Modern Cards cartridge. Resize your envelopes and create stamp and postmark design. I made two different sizes, a small envelope about 5 x 6″ and a large envelope around 8 x 10.”
Use your Cricut Maker to cut out the felt envelopes.
Fold the envelope and use the Cricut EasyPress to press the envelope. Next, stitch a border along the outside of the envelope with the white embroidery thread.
Cut out the white iron-on vinyl decals for the front of your envelope. Mine all said “To: Santa Claus, North Pole” and then had a stamp and post mark. On a few of the bigger ones I wrote things like “Special Delivery”, “Imporant” ect.
Place the white iron-on vinyl on the front of the envelope and use the Cricut EasyPress to adhere it to the envelope.
Flip the envelope over and sew on a button and loop of thread to “seal” the envelope.
Have your kids write their letters to Santa and put them inside these special envelopes. You can download this free “Official Letters to Santa” template to make those letters extra special this year. I create a fun “Dear Santa” Letter Writing Kit for Oriental Trading and I think these cute felt envelopes would be a great addition to include in the kit for a special holiday keepsake.
Or you can use the envelopes for decorations. Add a loop of red and white Baker’s twine to the corner of the smaller envelopes to create cute ornaments for your Christmas tree. You can string the larger envelope on the Baker’s twine and hang it from the mantle for a festive and fun garland.
I am having so much fun with our magical North Pole themed Christmas this year. From the whimsical Polar Post Letters to Santa Christmas Tree to Mrs. Claus Baking kit we are already having so much fun this holiday season and looking forward to creating even more extraordinary memories this year!
How would you use these DIY Letters to Santa Felt Envelopes?