Letter to Santa: A Crafty Christmas Project To Get You In The Spirit!
Have you even thought about your Christmas wish list yet? No? Well now’s the time! At Create and Craft HQ, we believe that preparing for Christmas is one of the most exciting endeavors for crafting enthusiasts – not least because Christmas itself is so full of magic and joy… but there’s all the glitter, and felt and festive colours to get busy with! So we’re kicking off our Christmas prep with this gorgeous Letter to Santa project from the talented Corinne Lapierre. It’s a fantastic Christmas sewing project for children, and is bound to get them more than a little excited as they dream about all the demands they can send to the big guy in red…
A quick make to master, this fantastic Letter to Santa envelope could also serve as the perfect pocket pouch for tucking small gifts inside. Read on to discover how to create your very own Christmas envelope, and get the little ones involved in this crafty Christmas project too!
- 15 x 25cm (6 x 9 3/4 inches) of white felt
- 20cm (7 3/4 inches) of ribbon
- Mini buttons
- Contrasting embroidery cotton
- Fabric glue
- Fabric and embroidery scissors
- Dressmaking pins and embroidery needle
On your piece of paper, draw a 15 x 25cm (6 x 9 3/4 inches) rectangle. Holding the rectangle vertically with the long edges at the side, draw a horizontal line (A) 9cm (3 1⁄2 inches) from the bottom and another one (B) 7cm (2 3⁄4 inches) from the top. These will be your fold lines. Mark the middle of the top edge and draw two lines from this point to the edges of line B. This will be the flap of your envelope. Curve the point slightly. Cut out the template and transfer it to the felt, marking the fold lines with pins. Cut out the shape.
Fold your felt along lines A and B, and iron flat to mark the folds.
On the front of the envelope, write the name and/or the address of the recipient with a faint pencil line. Try to keep the writing neat and regular, and centre it on the envelope. Embroider this using back-stitch. Draw the stamp, and embroider it in the same way. This could be something very simple such as a rectangle with a heart or a snowflake in it!
Complete your project by adding small decorations to the envelope. For example, you could make a bow with the ribbon and stick it on to the front of the envelope with fabric glue, and add a tiny button to the point of the flap on the back. Be as creative as you want to personalise your envelope… the only limit is your imagination!
If you loved this project you can find even more like it in Corinne Lapierre’s book ‘Felt Christmas Decorations.’
Have you started crafting for Christmas yet? It’s sooner than you think!