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DIY Letter from Santa: Sarah Cawood Spreads Christmas Magic!

DIY Letter from Santa: Sarah Cawood Spreads Christmas Magic!

In the run up to Christmas, those of us with excitable little ones at home will know all too well that everyone’s focus suddenly falls to the big guy in red, his band of merry elves and, most importantly of all, that Naughty or Nice list they’ll all be referring too! This year, Sarah Cawood has created a Christmas craft project ideal for spreading a little Christmas magic… it’s a letter from Santa himself! Check out her step by step tutorial below on exactly how to create a beautiful, personalized DIY letter from Santa, straight from the North Pole!

I’m afraid I can’t even pretend that I haven’t started my Christmas prep in earnest yet because in my little corner of Essex, Yuletide has well and truly ARRIVED! (as I write this, it’s 20th November!).

So, I looked into organising a personalised letter from the Big Man himself for my two children, Hunter and Autumn, and not only did it appear to be really complicated to get the personalisation details right, but it also seemed really expensive.  The conclusion I came to was that I could do the same thing as these companies, but CHEAPER and MORE EFFECTIVELY! For starters, I can really  personalise each DIY letter from Santa in a way only someone close to the kids could.

A quick Google of how to do a beautifully aged letter, and I was away….

Letter to Santa tutorial step

Letter to Santa tutorial step

Letter to Santa tutorial step

Letter to Santa tutorial step

Letter to Santa tutorial step

Letter from Santa tutorial image

Letter from Santa tutorial image

Aged paper - end result

Letter from Santa tutorial image

Rolling and binding the project

Completed project image

The beauty of doing this yourself, is that you can do as much or as little as you like in the way of embellishments too. In fact, I’d love to see your efforts, so if you have a go, please do share your makes!

Yuletide Blessings all!

Love La Cawood

Looking for more festive inspiration? Check out the rest of our Christmas crafting projects, articles, and tutorials right here!



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