Saturday, December 24, 2011

DIY Gift Idea and Tutorial: Santa's Helper & Letter

Erin is back to share another super fun tutorial with all of you. If you missed last month's Magic Suitcase DIY be sure to check it out- it's amazing! And today's project is just as wonderful.

Erin sent a little plush cutie to Henry as his Christmas present, and he is IN LOVE with it. I adore the whole idea behind it - similar to Elf on the Shelf (although E. had no idea what that was when I brought it up, hah!), but way cuter and not as creepy. Plus, what's better than handmade?  The entire project consists of the little plushie and a letter from Mrs. Claus that talks about how she collects Santa's worn out gloves every year and transforms them into magical toys that she sends to special little girls' and boys' home (enlarge letter above to see more). Adorable! Erin has also provided a blank template for the letter (download here) and graciously put together a tutorial for all of you to follow if you'd like to make your own "Santa's Helper." Be sure to bookmark/pin it for next year if you'd like to try your hand at it. 

And now, the tutorial! Thanks Erin for putting this together- you're amazing!

Happy crafting! xoxo


  1. What a great idea! We don't do the elf on the shelf thing over here (Australia) and from what I've read it does seem pretty creepy. This is a much nicer idea. Hope your little family has a very merry Christmas! Both my boys(husband + bub) are already having their morning nap, there must have been too much excitement for them both!

  2. This is such a cute idea! I'll have to remember this for next year to give to the little ones in my family.

  3. Oh my goodness. Those are adorable. Down to the red hearts.