Friday, 10 December 2010

Santa's Magic Key Tutorial

Evening all, been a while so I thought I'd make up for it by giveing some step by step instructions on how to make a Magic Key for Santa :) If you have kids like me and you don't have a chimeny then they will love it. Or even if you don't have kids it's fun to make :)

You will need:


  1. Scissors/ Craft Knife
  2. Glue
  3. Chipboard
  4. 2 different colours of Tissue Paper
  5. Embossing Powders
  6. Heat Gun
  7. Stamps
  8. Inks
Step 1, Go here: http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/pirates/images/bkey.gif and save the picture of the key. This is the template I used. I opend the image in Paint and cut and pasted the image into word and enlarged it so it fitted a A4 peace of paper, which was rather fiddley and I'm sure there is an easier way lol.

Step 2 Once you have your printed key cut it out and draw round it on to chipboard.

Step 3, Cut your Chipboard Key out. (soz bout the pic for some reason it wouldn't load up landscaped :( )

Step 4, Get your two peaces of tissue paper and cut strips and then in to squares, you will only need just under half a sheet of each sheet.

Step 5, Glue down your squares of tissue papers on to the key so they over lap one another, this is quite messy but fun :)

Then it's the boring part of waiting for it to dry, I speeded it up by putting the key on to the radiator for a bit, then heat gunned it for a bit. (if you decide to heat gun it be careful that you dont burn the key).

Step 6, Crack open your embossing powders, get your stamps and inks out and your heat gun and have fun Because now is the time for decorating :)

I Decorated mine using Silver glitter embossing powder and white snow embossing powder and star and snowflake stamps.

Heres the end part of my Key

I then tied some feathery Blue and White thread on to the end :)

Here's the Key finnished :)

I hope you all enjoy my little class, I had fun shareing it :) feel free to send me links to your finished Key if you decide to make one, I'd love to see it :) Night all.

2 comments:

Steph said...

Your key looks lovely, Tracey! Love the stamped snowflakes on it! I hope Santa fins it and brings you all a little something :)

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Great project Tracey, well done