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December 14th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I have craft store baubles and charms about the house and this seemed like a perfect time to dig into my stash. Do you believe?
I used a 12 inch industrial strength spring I picked up at a flea market, 2- two inch washers, 2 lamp finials, Rustoleum Hammered Finish spray paint, a paper tag, some craft paper, a believe charm, and of course some Gorilla Super Glue.
First I sprayed the washers and finials with the Rusoleum paint.
Then I applied Gorilla Super Glue to the bottom of the finials and placed over the holes of the washers.
Like so!!
Next, I applied Gorilla Super Glue to one end of the spring and attached the washer.
One end of the spring had a fitting so I attached the washer to the top of the fitting.
I glued a believe charm to a green glass bauble and hand wrote a tag. Santa likes the personal touch!
I measured and cut a piece of craft paper, rolled it up, and slipped it inside the spring.
After your child is done writing his or her letter, slip it inside the spring with some candy and put the top on for safe keeping.
Details, details, details!
After reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, set this on the hearth with all of the other traditional goodies and go sleepy night-night!
I have craft store baubles and charms about the house and this seemed like a perfect time to dig into my stash. Do you believe?

I have craft store baubles and charms about the house and this seemed like a perfect time to dig into my stash. Do you believe?

This project took me right back to my childhood and made me want to write a thank you letter to Santa again, just like I used to do. Oh, that's right... I never stopped!! This year, start the tradition with your family. Slip your child's thank you letter to Santa Claus in a special cotainer made from junk. This, placed next to a warm glass of milk and a plate of homemade cookies, will make Santa feel like one special guy...or gal!!


P.S. If you don't have any kids about the house, this would also be a delightful hostess gift filled with Christmas candy!


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Comments (11)

SantaClaus writes: I wonder if some old door springs would work??? Will have to ck this out as I'll need this for my first grandbaby! Posted: 8:58 am on January 15th
frstyfrolk writes: Sorry I missed you chat but I will go fan Gorilla Glue Now!

Smiles, cyndi Posted: 10:58 pm on December 18th
suewhitney writes: Hi All...Thaks so much for your kind words and I hope to be chatting with you all tomorrow on the Gorilla Glue Facebook page!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:20 pm on December 15th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Thank's to you Sue In never used Gorilla Glue until I met you,now I use it on everything.It is amazing Glue.Have a nice day on Wednesday.I wish I would be home that day.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 10:29 am on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh my! Santa will LOVE this!

You are the perfect person to host a chat with Gorilla Glue! In fact, you were the one that got me interested in using their products. Love it!

See you on Wednesday, and I hope to see other JMS members there as well!
Candy Posted: 11:07 pm on December 14th
chippingcharm writes: This is such a cute idea...my kids would love it! And I am a huge "fan" of that Gorilla Super Glue...nothing else works quite the same :) Laurel Posted: 3:38 pm on December 14th
fellowjunker writes: Wonderfully creative and inventive Sue........WOW!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:22 pm on December 14th
alicemom writes: Sue Sue Sue oh me oh my! This is the cutest idea! Girlfriend I need to be close enough for osmosis to work.lol Thanks again for all the details!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:40 am on December 14th
RustyDiva writes: I BELIEVE this is another great gift idea!

Kenda Posted: 10:01 am on December 14th
monakent writes: This is absolutely precious!!! LOVE the details. You always seem to have the best ideas and (of course) the best junk just laying around. My goodness, what I wouldn't do to go snooping.... oops, I mean shopping, at your house some day!!!

(....okay, I actually DID mean snooping!!!!) Posted: 8:57 am on December 14th
grannijo writes: Sue: you are the most talented and creative lady!!..this is a darling idea...I like the hostess idea!!...I might just have to go to the hubby's shop/barn and look for springs!..thanks for sharing!!...sharon Posted: 6:59 am on December 14th
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