Many of the homes here in the desert don’t have fireplaces, including mine. We really don’t need one because it doesn’t get THAT cold. But not having a fireplace has definite drawbacks…no mantel to decorate, or hang Christmas stockings from…and how the heck is Santa going to get in if there is no chimney??
Inside this inconspicuous little box is the answer to that question.
The Santa Key! It’s a key full of Christmas magic that you hang outside your front door on Christmas Eve. Santa then is able to use it to get into your house and put presents under the tree.
Supplies: vintage looking key, spray adhesive, glitter, ribbon, decorative accents, hot glue gun
I found the key in the dollar section at Michaels. It was originally a rubbed bronze finish, but everybody knows that magical things have to sparkle, like fairy dust. So I took the key outside, sprayed it with spray adhesive and covered it in silver glitter.
Once my glitter was good and stuck on there, I brought the key inside and tied a ribbon on it..but it wasn’t fancy enough for Santa. So I made some poinsettias out of ribbon and sparkly rhinestones and attached them to the ribbon. Everybody knows that poinsettias are Santa’s favorite flower.
So on December 1st the Sparkletots will hang the Santa Key next to the door. That way we won’t forget to put it outside on Christmas Eve!
Linked to: Blue Cricket Design, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Yesterday on Tuesday, Whipperberry, Remodelaholic, Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal, Under The Table And Dreaming, Today’s Creative Blog, Home Stories A to Z
Trish @ Uncommon
This is such a fantastic idea and your execution is impeccable. Just so pretty and clever.
We are having a Home for the Holidays link party on our blog and I know that some of our readers are probably in the same predicament! We would love for you to join us!
Great idea Jessa! Love it!
What a great idea! I’d never thought of not having a fireplace and it being a problem. Got take care of those little ones AND Santa ;-).
I’m a new follower.
Trish @ Uncommon
We LOVED this and featured it on our blog tonight! Thanks so much for sharing!