Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
I’m so excited! I feel like Buddy The ELF when he heard Santa was coming.
Today is the first day in 12 days of amazing Christmas inspiration. As you can see from the list above, we have a great group of bloggers coming together to share holiday crafts, recipes, and décor oh my!!!
For the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ORNAMENTS ON A CHRSTMAS TREE
SANTA’S MAGIC KEY ORNAMENT
In true Salvage Sister and Mister fashion, this is an upcycle project.
But first, do you know the story of Santa’s Magic Key?
“The key is very special you see,
it won’t work for just you or me-
hang it just outside your door,
go to bed and worry no more-
close your eyes and close them tight
for Santa Claus is coming tonight!”
The ornament can be hung on the tree and on Christmas Eve, after reading the story, the child who finds the key on the tree can place it outside for Santa.
Now, here is the tricky part! The 25 was made out of counting chips/tokens found in a misc. jar purchased at a yard sale (like these counting chips).
The Mister, “What if I were to grind out the 25 on the white and glue the red to the back?”
Me, “Um, how would it get to look finished….. like an old script font?”
The Mister, “I’ll show you.”
The Mister, BOOM! MIC DROP!
He drew out the numbers in pencil, and with a rotary hand piece, carved out the 25! Since it would be attached to the key, he also grinded a pin hole to the top.
With some bakery string, the 25 tag was attached to the key.
Finally, a piece of red scrap satin ribbon was tied at the top.
SALVAGE TIP #1 – Keep all those ribbon pieces in one place so you have them when you are doing projects. I’ve been known to keep ribbons from just about anything like clothing tags and such.
SALVAGE TIP #2 – You may have caught this next tip on Instagram Stories. If your ribbon is too wrinkled, just run it under some water and lay it out flat to dry….easy peasy.
And that’s it!
The great thing about the Santa’s Magic Key is to customize it to your liking and with what you have!
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!