Friday, December 19, 2014

Art With Heart Challenge - Santa Mug

Happy Friday, everyone! With Christmas just around the corner, we all are looking for quick and easy ideas to make it special for our loved ones. Today's project is just that - very quick and super easy.

I wanted to make a little gift that would be suitable (pun not intended!) for kids and adults alike and thought that this Santa mug would be perfect for anyone. With a few simple embellishments, you could make enough for a crowd in an afternoon! Here's how it goes together:

Begin by adhering red felt to the front and back of a piece of medium weight chipboard using Xyron or other adhesive. Die cut two mug pieces using Eileen Hull's Mug and Spoon die. Cut another piece using Eileen's Make it 3D die. Cover another piece of chipboard with white felt and cut a rim piece using the Mug die. Trim to fit.

Assemble the mug as shown, using a strong glue. Die cut a piece of glitter paper using Eileen's Lovely Labels die and add a square of felt, creating a buckle. Cut a belt from black felt and adhere the buckle piece. Finally adhere all pieces, creating a Santa suit, tie with a label and bow, and fill with treats.

The supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium and Amazon via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% at IE.

I hope you enjoyed this fun project using one of my favorite dies from Eileen's new Vintage Kitchen collection. We would love to have you join us for this month's Art With Heart challenge which is all about Holiday Traditions.

Have a great weekend!


  1. This is such a sweet little mug. Adorable!

  2. Love the Santa theme Shelly and you are so right, they are suitable for everyone!

  3. Now I know what die I defenitely NEED, Shelly!
    Thanks fo the inspiration.


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