Looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea or some Christmas Décor? I have one for you that you can literally put together in just a few minutes…this beautiful and magic Santa Key.
WHAT IS A SANTA KEY?
Have you heard of Santa’s Magic Key? The legend states that any old key, with Santa’s Magic, can open any door. This allows Santa to get into homes who do not have a chimney or a fireplace.
WHERE DID THE STORY OF SANTA’S KEY ORIGINATE?
I tried to research and find out how the tradition of the Santa key got started and couldn’t find any real solid evidence to point me in a certain direction! If you happen to know I would love to know the origins of Santas key! Let me know in the comments!
WHERE DO YOU PUT THE SANTA KEY?
Hang the key on a door handle or display it in your home and Santa will be sure to find his way to deliver his gifts. This is not a new idea, I just wanted to put my own twist on it. I thought it would be nice to be able to display the key on our Christmas mantle right where Santa would be able to find it if he needed it!
HOW TO MAKE A SANTA KEY
I simply took an old scrap of wood left over from this North Pole Crate I shared with you earlier, and cut it so that it fit the poem. Then I sanded the wood down on the sides and the top and bottom so that it didn’t have any rough edges.
- wood block
- sand paper
- skeleton key
- matte mod podge
- paint brush
- velvet ribbon
- Santa Key Poem (download here)
- spray paint (optional)
Use some matte Mod Podge to secure the Santa Key Poem onto the wood block. I used this matte Mod Podge. Wrap a pretty ribbon around the block with the key attached and tie it in a bow to hold it in place. You can find keys at your craft store or you can find them here on Amazon…skeleton key.
You can also spray paint the key a fun color or a different metallic color to match the decor in your home or to make it look magic or that it came from the North Pole.
HOW TO DISPLAY THE MAGIC SANTA KEY
You can hang the magic Santa key from a door knob to display it in your home. You can also just attach the poem and the Santa’s Magic Key tag and set it in a prominent area in your home.
I also think it would be fun to place the magic Santa key on the plate of cookies your leave out for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. We like to place the cookie plate right by the Christmas tree so Santa will be sure to see it when he arrives.
You could even hang it outside on the front door if your kids are really worried about Santa being able to find his special key.
I think any young child or family would enjoy getting this unique gift. And…it is something that can be given really inexpensively. It would make a fun neighbor gift too! Santa’s Key is a fun way to add to the magic of Christmas this holiday season.
If you would like to download the poem and/or the Santa’s Key tag you can click on the link below. If you are having trouble downloading it, you may need to be on a non-mobile device.
FREE PRINTABLE Santa Key Tag
FREE PRINTABLE SANTA KEY POEM
As always, I love to hear when you use on my these ideas. I would love to see or hear about them.
MORE CHRISTMAS MAGIC IDEAS:
I have a few other fun ideas to increase the Christmas magic in your home. Check them out here:
- North Pole Christmas Crate
- Magic Reindeer Food
- Christmas Book Tradition
- Christmas Eve Ornament Tradition
- Gingerbread Cookies for Santa
- Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Christmas gift
- Santa Claus Pancakes
- Reindeer Pancakes
- Santa Gift Tag Printable
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