I thought this adorable envelope to Santa would be a cute additional Christmas decor for my family. It features your family’s name and address, and you can just set it on any shelf, mantle or table.
I am going to walk you through on how to make these Santa envelope. Since I had some left over wood from a few years ago, let me show you step by step on how to make this Santa envelope decor for Christmas. But first don’t forget to grab my free svg file in my resource library.
You can also watch the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
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- Wood (Home Depot)
- Gel Stain (Craftsmart @ Michaels)
- Chalk Paint (Folkart – Sheepskin)
- Oracal 651 Adhesive vinyl (Red, Green)
- Make-up sponge/wedge (paint brush or whatever you prefer)
- Silicon cup liner (you can also use paper plate)
- Application Tool
- Transfer tape
- Paper towel
- Name of the font used – Grenouille (to personalize your own)
- Image used (you can get this free file in my resource library)
Since the wood I am using came from my old stash, these were already sanded a bit. So it is up to you if you prefer to sand the wood or not. The size of the wood is 10″ X 7.25″.
First, let’s apply the gel stain on to the wood by using a make-up sponge. Which I find it better than an old cloth, only because I realized it didn’t use as much as I have on my previous projects.
Then take a paper towel and just wipe off the excess stain. It doesn’t take long to let the gel stain dry, but I left mine for about an hour.
Next, I poured some chalk paint onto the silicon liner. And I lightly dipped the foam brush into the paint, then I just repeatedly swooshed it from left to right till I achieved the look that I wanted. Repeat as needed, till you see the rustic look you prefer on to the wood.
Let the paint dry for about an hour or two (this is depending on how thick you applied the paint.
Tip: You can also use a sanding sponge if you prefer a much textured look or feel.
Since the image has already been cut by my Cricut machine. The unwanted vinyl has already been weeded and I’ve also placed the transfer tape on top of the vinyl and then burnish.
So the next step would be, is I like to fold about a half or an inch of the backing of the vinyl for easier placement without exposing the whole vinyl onto the wood.
Find the placement where the vinyl should sit onto the wood, and then burnish.
Last step is gently remove the transfer tape away from the wood/vinyl.
And voila! How easy was that?
Give it a try, and let me know how it went for you. I so love this, too adorable! Happy crafting!