If you have ever scrapbooked or made homemade cards, odds are you have a big stash of unused supplies and scraps of paper stuffed in a drawer somewhere. This project idea makes use of those bits and bobs and turns them into a fun useable Christmas decoration. I will give you a detailed list of the supplies I used to make my Santa Letter Plaque, but you should use whatever you have on hand!
To Make a Santa Letter Plaque, you will need:
plaque or scrap wood
craft paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts’ Habanero)
scrapbook paper (I used Martha Stewart’s Designer Paper Pack)
PSA Essentials inks and stamps
ultra-fine tip Sharpies (I used the 80s Glam pack)
paper cutter (I used the EK Success Rotary Cutter)
decorative tape (I used Duck Brand)
embellishments – I made mine with leather, Tulip Iron-On Crystals, Tulip Fashion Tweezers and the Tulip Cordless Heat Setting Tool
I found this funky-shaped hanging snowman plaque at Goodwill, but you could use any piece of scrap wood you have around. If you use a thicker piece of wood, you wouldn’t need to bother with wire to hang it, as it would probably stand on its own.
I began by painting the edges of the plaque with red paint. While it was drying I got to work on my stamped paper.
I used the PSA Essentials Whimsy Trees pack and black ink and stamped trees all over white paper. I used ultra fine tip Sharpies to color in the trees.
I trimmed the paper to size and used Mod Podge to glue it to the plaque.
I added some polka dot Duck Tape to the plaque. This would be a great project for some really cute washi tape if you have any on hand.
I cut a piece of green glittery scrapbook paper down and created a pocket by gluing three sides of it down using tacky line roll.
I created a fun Christmas tree embellishment from an old leather belt and gems.
Because the glitter paper makes a pocket, you can slip your child’s letter to Santa right in!
Of course, the pocket could be used for anything small enough to fit into the pocket. This would be a great way to frame a picture or some of your child’s special artwork!
Either hang the plaque on the tree or leave it by the fireplace with some cookies for Santa!
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Thanks, Jessica Hill